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Old 01-29-02, 10:43 PM
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Hello,
Mot of the time I saw the label on the nutrient bottle as follow (eg:2-1-6 or 5-0-2) they are stand for (Nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), and potassium (K). What are the purpose of these chemical.

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Old 01-30-02, 03:24 AM
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Tran,
The nitrogen promotes green growth, such as Scotts lawn fertilizer(26-3-3). The phosphorous will produce more blooms in flowers. I used super bloom (12-55-6) to finally get my cacti to bloom last year. And the potassium is mainly for good root growth.
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Old 01-30-02, 06:36 AM
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Fewalt,
Thank you for such a quick response. My second question is.
Is the bigger the number the better? How do we know which combination is the best for the flower we want to grow?

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