complete fertilizer

noun

: a fertilizer that contains the three chief plant nutrients nitrogen, phosphoric acid, and potash

Examples of complete fertilizer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to adding complete fertilizer to the soil, use a soluble fertilizer like fish emulsion for transplants, especially early in the season or if the plants are not thriving. oregonlive, 21 Mar. 2023 Dry, granular forms of complete fertilizer are effective, but the liquids are easier to use. Sunset Magazine, 13 July 2022 Fertilize caneberries using band fertilizer, broadcast fertilizer, a complete fertilizer or manure. oregonlive, 1 Mar. 2022 Prune gooseberries and currants; fertilize with manure or a complete fertilizer. oregonlive, 1 Mar. 2022 This is roughly 2 to 4 pounds of complete fertilizer per inch diameter on the larger trees and half that dosage on smaller trees. oregonlive, 18 Dec. 2021 Then, before planting cloves, work a couple tablespoons of 5-10-10 complete fertilizer, bone meal or fish meal into the soil several inches below where the base of the garlic will rest. oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of complete fertilizer was in 1871

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“Complete fertilizer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/complete%20fertilizer. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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