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Q.Benefits of the added fertilizing nutrients

Zone 53901 5a | Anonymous added on June 15, 2020 | Answered

Exactly what does each of the nutrients of nitrogen, phosphate and potassium benefit?

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Answered on June 15, 2020

This subject is quite intricate! Plants, actually, require 17 different nutrient elements in order to survive, including nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. This document from a University will break down the main, and most important nutrients and their functions: http://www.extension.uidaho.edu/publishing/pdf/cis/cis1124.pdf

Here is an article that will give a breakdown of, only, the main three: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/fertilizer-numbers-npk.htm

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