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Why Rooting Stimulator can Make Your Nutrient Solution Better Than Soil

Most people choose to go into hydroponics because it has a lot of advantages over soil. Soil gardening often creates smaller yields, weaker plants that are more prone to disease, and is much more labor intensive than hydroponics. But for all the downsides of soil, it does have some environmental factors that are beneficial to plants, and that hydroponic growers should work to imitate. That ultimate goal is to use hydroponic gardening as a means to create all of the benefits of soil, but none of the downsides. A good quality rooting stimulator can help you achieve just that, by imitating some of positive microbial and nutritional elements, but leaving out the soil conditions that can make soil gardening more of a hassle. Here are a few ways root stimulator can make this a reality.

All of the Beneficial Bacteria, Fewer of the Harmful Ones – Soil is hardly a sterile environment, so your nutrient solution shouldn’t be either. But while soil is teeming with highly symbiotic bacteria that can speed along the development of roots, it is also rife with the kind of bacteria that can make your plants fall ill and decrease yield. A hydroponics system already has less a chance of being infected with harmful bacteria than plants in a soil garden, but you can protect your plants even more by using a rooting stimulator. A rooting stimulator will introduce several beneficial bacterial strains into your system, which will make your plants healthier, and therefore less prone to disease. In addition, they will take up resources that harmful bacteria need to thrive. So even if a harmful bacteria strain is introduced into reservoir, it is much less likely to survive and thrive.

Take Advantage of Super-StrainsThe beneficial, symbiotic bacteria that you might find in a soil garden might be charitably described as average in strength. They may help your plants, but the help that they provide might be modest, or even be counterbalanced by all of the downsides to traditional gardening. The bacteria found in very high quality rooting stimulators, on the other hand, often contain “super strains” of these bacteria, designed to do the jobs of their more common counterparts much more efficiently. Scientists at some hydroponic supply companies may test hundreds of strains of a certain beneficial bacteria to see how they affect plants. Only the strains that prove themselves particularly potent and beneficial are reproduced and included in the final product.

More Useful Nitrogen – Nitrogen is one of the most critical nutrients in plant development, as it is necessary to turn the carbohydrates in the plant into energy that it can use. Nitrogen deficiency can delay flowering and decrease a plant’s chlorophyll levels. There is usually plenty of nitrogen in soil and the environment, but only a limited amount is actually useful to plants. But if you use a quality rooting stimulator in your nutrient solution, those microbes and enzymes can actually work to make the Nitrogen in your nutrient solution much more useful. This can mean increased uptake, healthier plants, and bigger yields.

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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.

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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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