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Understanding the NPK Ratio

Plants need Food. 

In order to get the best rate of growth, the biggest, tastiest fruit and the most beautiful blooms, it's important to give plants the best nutrition.
In order to give plants the correct nutrition, it's important to understand the 3 numbers on fertilizer bags and boxes.
These numbers
represent the 'N-P-K Ratio' - the three primary plant nutrients that are contained in each bag or box.
This is a code to quickly tell you the nutrients at a glance.

Nitrogen (N) - Phosphorus (P) - and Potassium (K)

For example,
Our All Purpose Mix 4-6-2 is a Blended Fertilizer 
the three nutrients are Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium, and they show like this:.
4 (N) -  6 (P) - 2 (K)

whereas our Blood Meal 12-0-0 is a Single Ingredient Fertilizer  with a single source of (N) of nitrogen, shown as 12 -0 - 0(N). 
Each nutrient plays specific and complementary roles to help the plant grow. 

N = Nitrogen - Energizes vegetative growth,
P = Phosphorus - Produces expansive roots, flowers, fruits and viable seeds.
K = Potassium - (or potash) Promotes resistance to disease and temperature stress. 

Most fertilizers will also contain varying amounts of the secondary macronutrients – calcium, sulfur and magnesium – along with trace elements or micronutrients. Read More