Feeding Your Plants a Balanced Diet
Just like there are many foods you should include in your diet, an array of fertilizers and amendments may be needed in varying amounts to give your veggies, shrubs, and trees their own good “diet” – and a balance of these nutrients is crucial.
To deliver this full range to your garden friends, you can purchase different fertilizers with assorted levels and types of nutrients.
At the top of our list in terms of convenience, the majority of fertilizers you buy have a set, healthy balance of these nutrients built right in – particularly nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, labeled as an “N-P-K” ratio on packaging, and made up of three numbers. These three minerals make up the most important micronutrients that most species and varieties in your garden need.
When considering feeding, ratio numbers on the packaging may vary, depending on their specific blends