To have a really successful hydroponics system, growers need to start with the basics. They need to make sure that their plants are receiving adequate lighting, that their nutrient solution is well balanced and has the proper pH balance, that their grow room temperature is optimized, and every other variable is sufficiently adjusted. But once you understand and master the basics of hydroponic growing, how do you take the next step? If you truly want to give your plants that extra edge in flowering, you should seriously consider investing in an organic bloom enhancer or organic compost tea. These are typically a combination of organic fertilizers, nutrients, and plant hormones designed to give the flowering phase of your plants’ development the extra kick they need to perform to their full potential. Here are just a few reasons why organic bloom enhancers can benefit every grower.
Improve Taste and Fragrance – What determines the taste of a fruit or vegetables is often the number of sugars that are transferred from the plant into the fruit or vegetable. A good organic bloom enhancer can deliver the essential nutrients that increase the transfer of these sugars, as well as improve texture. For hydroponic produce growers, this means more savory vegetables and sweeter fruits, often having much more complexity than produce grown with them. For flowers, the color is often much richer and varied.
Improve Health – Hydroponics growers generally enjoy healthier plants than those who grow in traditional soil gardens, but that doesn’t mean that hydroponics systems don’t suffer the occasional bacterial or viral attack. Using an organic bloom enhancer can give your plants the extra vitamins and nutrients they need to boost their immunity. Many choose to combine this enhancer with a product that contains beneficial microbes to further protect their plants from disease.
Increase Yield – Your vegetables won’t just be better tasting, they can also be bigger, heavier, and more numerous. The plant hormones in organic bloom enhancer makes it so your plants provide you with fantastic yields growing season after growing season.
Protect Your Roots – One of the biggest benefits of going organic in hydroponics is that there much more room for error. When using synthetic nutrients, there is a risk that over fertilizing your root zone will cause root rot or “burn” your plants. Choosing all organic ingredients means that this will become much less likely. Your plants will be able to absorb the nutrients they need at a more paced rate, even if you over fertilize. This should be particularly appealing to novice growers, who may not have the expertise to precisely mix a solution, and small growers, who may want to invest the time and equipment required to make very carefully measured fertilizers.
While organic bloom enhancers are very popular will hydro-organic growers, your nutrient solution does not have to be strictly organic in order to enjoy its benefits. To ensure that your plant receives all of the nutrients of the bloom enhancer as possible, many growers choose to supplement their fertilization by using foliar spray regularly.