Plant Nutrition

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Feeding your plants for different growth stages.

As tricky as providing the right nutrition for soil-based plants can be, the process is more challenging with a hydroponic garden. A hydroponic set-up is a simulated environment where nutrient recipes have to be.

Copper is essential to the growth of plants. Among other things, it plays a part in several enzyme processes and is key to the formation of chlorophyll.  Copper (Cu) is one of the micronutrients needed in very small quantities by plants.

Among other things, it plays a part in several enzyme processes and is key to the formation of chlorophyll. Copper (Cu) is one of the micronutrients needed in very small quantities by plants.

What is PK? What does it do? How does it work? When is it used, and for how long? Why are there different PK ratios? Bloom boost PKs? What’s all that about? Help! OK, slow down. Don’t panic. PK simply stands for potassium and phosphorus, and Rich Hamilton calmly breaks down when to use it and how it works. http://maximumyield.com/blog/2016/07/29/pk-panic-potassium-phosphorus/

PhosphorusP is the chemical symbol for phosphorus. Phosphorus is a part of the vital nutrients needed by all plants and is classed as a macronutrient.

A Play-by-Play on Plant Nutrition

Lacey Macri shares the steps involved in developing the perfect fertilizer program for the different growth stages.

How to Detect and Treat Sulfur Deficiencies in Plants

Sulfur is necessary for plant health and high yields. Here’s how to tell if your plants ar

How to Make the Perfect Hydroponic Nutrient Solution

Sure, you could just buy a premixed nutrient solution, but where’s the fun in that? If you have some time for preparation, mixing your own nutes is an easy and rewarding process.

The general mindset is that the ingredients are the most important factor in determining whether a fertilizer can be considered sustainable. While there is no doubt that the ingredients play a major part in the level of sustainability of a given fertilizer, it doesn’t stop there. We must also consider how we use said fertilizer, as well as our method of waste disposal.

While the ingredient list seems like the obvious factor in determining whether a fertilizer is sustainable, it isn’t the only thing to look into.

With a goal of bringing more of a scientific focus into the business of growing, Eric Sharp founded Santa Cruz-based Growth Science Nutrients and never looked back. Now, as the company expands, they have turned their attention to the burgeoning organic nutrients industry.

With a goal of bringing more of a scientific focus into the business of growing, Eric Sharp founded Santa Cruz-based Growth Science Nutrients

Ah, calcium complexities. Improving calcium nutrition within the plant is not merely a simple case of dosing up with increasingly higher levels of this element. Our latest article from Lynette Morgan explains how calcium complexities must first be understood before they can be addressed.

Calcium nutrition in hydroponics is often a misunderstood topic with confusing interactions, environmental factors, solution management, and elemental ratios all coming into play.

Sure, you could just buy a premixed nutrient solution, but where’s the fun in that? If you have some time for preparation, mixing your own nutes is an easy and rewarding process. Here's how to do it:

Sure, you could just buy a premixed nutrient solution, but where’s the fun in that? If you have some time for preparation, mixing your own nutes is an easy and rewarding process.

What do kelp, molasses, and guano have in common? Well, it’s kind of a long story, but simply put, they are all organic ingredients that can boost the quality of your soil, and consequently, your harvests.

Rick Weller, founder of Organically Done in Michigan, likes to talk about “souped-up soil”—soil that’s loaded with organic amendments thoroughly blended in before you plant. The point of souped-up soil is to combine all the.

So long, mixing barrel. See you later, bathtub. Nutrient dosers are time-saving, accurate and easy to use, allowing growers to focus on other aspects of their garden. Cory Hughes feeds us all the information we need on dosers and why they will make your life easier. http://maximumyield.com/blog/2016/09/30/nutrient-dosers-win/

Replacing Mixing Barrel and Bathtubs with Garden Nutrient Dosers

Plants need to receive a number of nutrients to thrive. Adding nutrients to a soil or hydroponic solution is an effective method for seeing that this happens initially, but keeping the bad bacteria at bay, and establishing and maintaining the presence of the good bacteria to create a living soil or boost the performance of an organic hydroponic system is another important step towards greater yields. Managing microbes in the garden is vital…

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden

Growing Organically with Compost Teas and Nutrient Mush

Growing Organically with Compost Teas and Nutrient Mush

Pumping Iron: Why Plants Need Iron in Their Diet

Iron is one of the essential nutrients required for plant health and development.

Cobalt, copper, and chromium don’t get much attention when it comes to nutrient discussions, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t important. Here's how each of these under-the-radar micronutrients factor in to your garden’s health.

Cobalt, copper, and chromium don’t get much attention when it comes to nutrient discussions, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t important. Here's how each of these under-the-radar micronutrients factor in to your garden’s health.

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