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How to Make the Most of Your Hydroponic Grow Enhancer

If you have developed a high quality, efficient hydroponics system, and want to see exactly how big and yielding your plants can become, you would do well to invest in a quality grow enhancer. They come packed with numerous B vitamins, plant hormones, and other elements designed to increase plant growth and yield. But with all of these benefits, it is a mistake to think that a grow enhancer will work automatically, or without taking the proper care and adjustments. If you want to make sure that your grow enhancer truly does everything in its ability for enhancement and development of your plants, follow these simple steps.

Use as a Foliar Spray as Well – To get the most benefit, you shouldn’t limit the use of your grow enhancer to just your reservoir. Foliar feeding is the method of providing nutrients to your plants by spraying the leaves. Multiple studies have shown that foliar fertilization works as an effective supplement to traditional root feeding. To ensure that plants are absorbing the most benefit from the b vitamins and plant hormones that are often in grow enhancers, many growers occasionally use this technique as it develops. If you choose to foliar feed, it is important to spray your leaves with water for a couple days after the initial foliar fertilization. This will dissolve some of the left over residue and make it more useful for you plant.

Make Sure To Adjust Your Nutrient Solution – One of the biggest ways that a grow enhancer helps plants is by increasing nutrient uptake. But during the vegetative stage of growth, when the plant is able to absorb the most nutrients, this feature doesn’t help much if adequate nutrients aren’t in your nutrient solution to begin with. When you add you grow enhancer, you may also want to increase the concentration of nutrients in your nutrient solutions. You should increase it slowly, making an adjustment every day, so you can see what these changes will have on your plants.

Combine with Beneficial Bacteria – The vitamins that come in a grow enhancer can be absorbed more readily when the roots are healthier, thicker, and fuller. For this to happen, you should combine your grow enhancer with a root enhancer, which often comes with beneficial bacteria. These bacteria can help break down the nutrients and vitamins in your reservoir, allowing them to be more useful to your plant and allowing your roots to grow to their full potential. They can also encourage the germination and growth of certain species of beneficial fungi, which can also provide a whole host of other benefits to your plants.

Use Every Time Your Fertilize Your Plants – Don’t think that you will get the full benefits from a grow enhancer through one use. It should be included in your fertilization routine. The constant stream of vitamins, hormones, and nutrients will give you bigger and better results at each stage of plant development.


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Over time, components within the nutrients settle on the bottom of the bottle. When you pour a bottle without shaking it, you can potentially be pouring out an unbalanced solution. Shaking up the nutrient bottle ensures you are pouring the right blend into your reservoir, giving your crops the nutrition they need.

Usually, it’s not a problem. But some products are incompatible with each other and can damage your plants when they’re used together. For example, bloom boosters with high PK numbers or low-grade silica products can destabilize your nutrient mix and cause nutrient lockout.

Nutrient manufacturers design their products to be used with each other. In doing so, they include specific portions of each nutrient in each product, so crops receive the right nutrition through each stage of the grow cycle. When you stick with one manufacturer, you don’t have to worry about inadvertently destabilizing your nutrient mixture. One example of why you need to stick with only one manufacturer’s products is Advanced Nutrients’ pH Perfect line. These products are designed to keep your crops’ root zone within a specific pH range. When you use them alongside products from another manufacturer, we can’t guarantee your root zone will maintain its optimal pH level.

Yes! If you’re growing with Advanced Nutrients products, you can use our easy nutrient calculator to generate the correct nutrient chart for your crops in seconds. Check out Advanced Nutrients’ nutrient calculator here. Another great resource is our library of free custom-growing recipes. Try our expert grower-tested nutrient schedules here.

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Advanced Nutrients has spent many thousands of man-hours developing a technology that automatically balances your pH for you — putting it in the “sweet spot” and holding it there for one week.

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