What Are Fertilizers Used For?

Fertilizers are used to feed plants so they'll thrive. Fertilizers commonly include nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium since nitrogen doesn't occur naturally in soil (it's not a mineral), and phosphorus and potassium are difficult for plants to find.

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