Many curious gardeners will wonder - what do the three numbers represent on most every fertilizer product on the market?

The three fertilizer numbers represent the percentage of Nitrogen (N)- Phosphorus (P)- Potassium (K), in that order.

These numbers will always be listed on the bag in bold writing near the top and they will always be listed in N-P-K order.

Each set of numbers is important for growing a certain type of crop or plant.

Too much of one number may kill the plant, maybe it will grow tall but not produce, or the number might be just what the plant needs.