Our liquid nutrients for herbs and leafy greens is the ideal solution for the home grower.
Without a mix of essential nutrients plants are unable to grow, just like a person needs food so do plants. In total there are 17 essential elements required for plant growth. The nutrients plants use are broken up into three categories; macronutrients, micronutrients and non-mineral elements.
Macronutrients - Macronutrients are the three main elements that plants need in large quantities; these include Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K), these are commonly referred to as NPK on traditional soil fertilisers. Nitrogen and Phosphorus are integral to the growth of a plant, they are used in the creation and replication of DNA, the production of sugars and energy. Without this the plant is unable to create new cells, AKA new growth or fruit. Potassium is used by the part of the plant that controls the rate of photosynthesis through regulation of water and carbon dioxide intake. It is also part of the process by which the plant creates starches and sugars, making them hardy. Without this the plant would be highly susceptible to fluctuations in external conditions such as the weather.
Micronutrients - Micronutrients are tiny quantities of a broad range of elements that are just as important for plant growth as macronutrients. There are 11 micronutrient elements; Calcium, magnesium, sulfur, boron, chlorine, iron, manganese, zinc, copper, molybdenum, and nickel. These are used in hydroponic nutrients for the plant to use in a range of processes, essential if you want your plants to be productive!
Non-mineral Elements - There are three non-mineral elements, these are oxygen and hydrogen (which the plant mostly gets through water) and carbon (which the plant gets through air).Back to top of page
Nutrient compositionBack to top of page
Using nutrients without a nutrient meter:
Using our nutrients with a nutrient meter:
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Yes. Plant growth varies in line with seasonal changes. Summer represents a period of active growth for the overwhelming majority of plants due to the warmer weather and as a result feeding is required. Winter represents a period of dormancy and very little or no feeding is required.
If your plants are showing signs of poor health such as crisping leaves, wilting, or browning, we recommend you dump the water solution you are using, wash out the water basin, and start again with fresh water and nutrients.
When nitrogen rich nutrients come in contact with light, naturally occuring bacteria called algae, feed off the nutrients and grow. Algae isn't toxic and won't really kill your plants directly. However, they prevent oxygen from reaching the roots of your plants that are in contact with the algae - which hampers growth, and because they are wet, they can also damage plant stems if they are in constant contact with the stems that are normally meant to be dry.
To avoid this, there are a few things you can do:
Once algae is there, it can be tough to completely eradicate. The simplest way to get rid of it is by spraying water directly at the algae from 1cm away from the growing medium surface. The force of the water physically dislodges the algae and cleans the cube! Easy as!Back to top of page