complete fertilizer


Definition of complete fertilizer

: 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 Fertilize caneberries using band fertilizer, broadcast fertilizer, a complete fertilizer or manure. oregonlive, 1 Mar. 2021 Prune gooseberries and currants; fertilize with manure or a complete fertilizer. oregonlive, 1 Mar. 2021 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, 28 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of complete fertilizer

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Complete fertilizer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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