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Definition of N-P-K

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Definition as written by Baa:

N-P-K Stands for Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. Often seen on fertilizer packets or in gardening books, these are 3 primary nutrients for healthy plant growth.

Definition as written by langbr:

N, P, and K are the periodic symbols for the elements Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium as shown on the Periodic Table of elements.

Definition as written by NatureWalker:

These numbers represent the percentage of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium (N-P-K) contained in fertilizer. Nitrogen (always the first number) is important to stimulate growth rate and to "green up" the foliage so that it can process nutrients more efficiently. Phosphorus, the middle number, stimulates root growth. And Potassium, the last number, stimulates flowering and fruiting.


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