Effects of Fertilizer on Plants

Fertilizers help provide plants with nitrogen, phosphate and potash, which are all necessary for growth. By adding these factors to the soil, plants grow faster and healthier.

Keywords: growth in plants, fertilizers, gardening with fertilizer

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Jill Harness has written on a variety of subjects for more than 10 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including "San Diego City Beat," "Mental Floss," Rue The Day! and Neatorama. Harness has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.