Fertiliser labels explained

The contents of fertilisers, as described on the packet can seem quite daunting. However, labels explain the composition and nutrient content of the product, helping you to decide what you need to buy and how best to use it.

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Fertiliser labels contain a wealth of information. Image: RHS

Quick facts

Nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) are the most important elements in fertilisers
Fertiliser labels help you choose the right product for your plants
Plants in containers need extra nutrition

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