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Hydroponic Feeding Schedules
|Having a consistent feeding schedule is very important to a healthy growing environment for your plants. Choosing a nutrient brand keeping to their schedule will increase your success rate. If you stick to these schedules you should have faster growing, larger, and higher yielding fruits and vegetables.|
Botanicare manufactures a complete line of base nutrients for any growing style. Choose from Natural and Organic Based, Mineral based and OMRI listed products for both indoor and outdoor. Whether it's an indoor hydroponic system or an outdoor container garden, Botanicare has nutrient to fit your needs.
Cyco offers a complete package of nutrient products that includes everything required to grow a successful garden from start to harvest.
FoxFarm is dedicated to producing the finest quality garden products available anywhere. Because organic ingredients play such a large role in FoxFarm, all formulas are handcrafted in small batches to ensure superior consistency and quality control.
General Hydroponics is an innovator in the field of hydroponics with factories in North America and Europe. Their products are used by NASA in preparation for hydroponics on the International Space Station. Laboratories and universities use their products for teaching and research; other clients use their products for commercial crop production as well as high-tech gardening.
General Organics provides gardeners with a complete line of superior organic plant foods and supplements that combine the time tested materials of traditional gardening with the ecological and efficient methods of the future. BioThrive Grow and BioThrive Bloom are the base nutrients in this program. Right out of the bottle the products can be mixed and hand watered on plants growing in soil, or soilless media.
Nectar of the Gods
Nectar for the Gods began life as several years ago brewed in small batches in our cofounderís garage. In The Beginning, there were only a few products, designed to be a simple, complete line for home gardeners. Most of the nutrients can be used inside and outside in the garden.
Vegetable Feeding Tips
Two important factors concerning the nutrient solution for tomatoes are pH and (EC) electrical conductivity. It is critical that water used to mix nutrient solution for tomatoes be adjusted to a pH of 5.8-6.3. Once the correct amount of pH up or pH down solution needed to adjust ones tap water is determined by using an inexpensive pH test meter, this same amount can be used each time pH adjusted water is needed. EC measures the total dissolved solutes in the solution and gives an indication of the nutrient level. The optimal range for tomatoes is 2.0-3.5. Quality nutrient solutions will have mixing instructions that will provide the proper nutrient level. Generally best results can be had by using a quality growth formula until the plants near the flowering stage and then switching to a bloom formula.