Compost, Compost Tea
What does "N-P-K" stands for on your fertilizer jar and bag?
- stands for Nitrogen
and you get it free from grass clippings and leaves.
Nitrogen also stimulates vegetative growth as in healthy leaves etc.
- stands for Phosphorus
and for that I usually buy something like Bonemeal.
Phosphorus is necessary for fruit and flower formation and rapid stem growth in seedlings.
- stands for Potassium
Potassium helps to form stronger roots, stems and deepens the flower colour.
You get it free from wood ashes.
Then what does the numbers on the bag mean like: 5-10-5 ?
The first number is nitrogen, (N) and a percentage of Nitrogen
second is phosphorus (P) a percentage of Phosphorus
third is potassium (K) a percentage of Potassium
So, what does 5-10-5
mean on a bag of fertilizer?
5% of Nitrogen
10% of Phosphorus
5% of Potassium
Do what I do.
Read the jar, if it's talking your language, that's what you need. :)
My dream of composting is to have a Three-Bin composting bin.
However, where I live, it would mean giving up some more growing space and I've decided to wait on that dream of mine.
All about Soil
improving the soil