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For a plant, the idea of a great meal is not a burger,fries and soft drink. For them it's more like a complete balanced mix of three main nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. These are sold as fertilizers.

Almost all gardens need to have fertilizer added to them. It helps to replace the nutrients that plants use and keeps your soil in good shape for future crops.

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