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HOME + GROW INFORMATION + SOIL GROWING INFORMATION

INFORMATION: SOIL GROWING

Effective Soil Growing & Organics
Primer on soil science
primer on soil science-CONT'D

spotlight on roots excelurator
ph soil chart
high quality moisture meter spotlight

procedures(general rules and tricks of the trade)
Watering a soil garden
water wizard Pump and gardening wand
NK-1 Pump and Ball Valve
Drip system Diagram

Selecting a soil mix and preparing it to grow in
Ocean Forest
Roots ORganic

root tonics and beneficial microbes
Bio-Canna-GreenCoast Specialty Blend
Green Coast Specialty Blend Recipe

preparing your growing Container
Final Notes On soil Mixes
Spotlight On Foliar Spraying!
Selecting a Nutrient to use
TopMax
BioBizz Recipe
Fox Farm Nutrients
Fox Farm Feeding Scheduler
BioCanna Products
BioCanna Nutrient Feeding chart
Earth Juice
Earth Juice Recipe
Notes about Earth Juice
Advanced Nutrients
Sweet Leaf
Advanced Nutrients Regime

Maintaining a Healthy Root Zone
Root-Microbe Symbiosis
Bacillus
Mychorhizal Fungi
Nitrosomonas Bacteria & Nitrobacteria
Trichoderma

Beneficial Microbe Products
SpotLight on Seaweed (Kelp) Based Products
Alg-A-Mic
Spotlight on Additives (Hormones, Enzymes, Growth Promoters, Minerals)
Humic and Fulvics (and a brief note on Chealting)
Humic and Fulvic Acid Products
Sweet Leaf
Grand Finale

Enzyme Solutions
Hygrozyme
Other Enzyme Products

Flushing Agents
Connoisseur
Guano Products
Sunleaves Guano Products
Other Bloom Stimulants
Calcium Products
Amino Acid Solutions
Agricultural Organics NEW "Yello Bottle" Line of Additives

 

Effective Soil Growing & Organics
Agricultural Farming started at least 10,000 years ago. More modern farming, including mono-cropping, and organized irrigation started as far back as 5,500 B.C. Since then farming techniques have been developing and changing; steadily improoving as cultures have clashed and amalgamated together. Within the last 40-50 years however, soil farming has gone through enormous changes and advancements. Much has been discovered about the microbiological activity that takes place at the root zone along with the science of nutrient uptake and availablity within the plant cells themselves. Soil growing has also gained one very important lesson from Hydroponics - “Aeration to the root zone is “King”. Traditional Soil growing is anything but traditional these days. . .

At GreenCoast, we are often mistaken as being only Hydroponics specialists with no real knowledge or abilities at growing in Soil. This is truly not the case. We are a diverse company with expertise in ALL areas of growing. Over the past 10 years, Soil Growing has re-taken center stage in most “Growing” circles and we have been at the forefront of this re-burgeoning field. We at GreenCoast focus primarily on Organics (Occasionally, drawing from synthetics whenever necessary for the extra punch that they can deliver). Lastly, we need to define what makes Soil really different from a soil / hydroponic / soiless medium. To us the answer lies in the question “does the medium contain Peat in it or not?” Peat is the main element in the mix that effects the medium’s Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) (More on this follow below).

This article will be broken down into six primary parts:

    1. A small primer on the Science of Soil and how it effects the nutrients and uptake at the root zone.
    2. Techniques and Procedures for Healthy Soil Growing
    3. Selecting and / or Composing a Soil Mix and preparing it to Grow in
    4. Selecting a Nutrient Line to Use
    5. Promoting a Healthy Root Zone through Microbes
    6. A further look at Amendments and Additives for Soil use

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Primer on Soil Science
(If you are NOT interested in the science of what is happening at your plants root zone that skip to the next section: Techniques and Procedures for Healthy Soil Growing.)
First, lets look at some basics of plant nutrition. All plants need the following 16 elements: nitrogen(N), phosphorus(P), potassium(K), calcium(Ca), magnesium(Mg), Sulfur(S), iron(Fe), manganese(Mn), boron(B), molybdenum(Mo), copper(Cu), zinc(Zn) and chlorine(Cl). Plants also need carbon(C), hydrogen(H) and oxygen(O), derived from air & water. The nutrients C, H, O, N, P, K, Ca, Mg and S are needed in large amounts and are referred to as the macronutrients. Fe, Mn, B, Mo, Cu, Zn and Cl are needed in small amounts and are the micronutrients. The soil can either be ammended with these elements or the nutrients can be directly applied directly with in a watering solution (or a combination of both).

Within the soil medium there is a complex relationship that develops between the roots of the plant, the medium, the nutrients it holds, and the microbes living within its rich kingdom. In order to get a handle on how these subjects relate to each other and to the plant we will first need to understand a few concepts. We will save the science of microbes and the wonders that they entail for later in this info sheet (see below). For now we will focus on how the medium retains plant essential Nutrients and interacts with the root zone to help nurish the plant.

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SPOTLIGHT ON ROOTS EXCELURATOR
This is the best and most powerful root stimulator available in today's market. Using only 1.1ml per gallon, Roots Excelurator will provide explosive root growth and rid the plant of brown roots. Roots Excelurator is packaged in an aluminum canister to preserve organic ingredients and beneficial organisms. We just can’t say enough good stuff about this product. It will keep your roots healthy in some of the most extreme condtions. Use all the way through.

rootsexcelurator
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PH SOIL CHART
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Continued - Primer on soil science
First off lets discuss pH within a solution of nutrient and within the soil itself. pH is defined as a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution or a medium. In soil, pH governs the availabilty and uptake potential of the various minerals by the roots of the plants. We have two factors to be aware of: The pH of the nutrient solution used to water the soil, as well as the pH of the soil itself. For most purposes a pH of 6.2 - 6.7 is ideal. A pH of 6.5 is the average. If you grow plants consistenly outside of this average they will deveop deficiencies and appear sick or ill. Both the nutrient solution pH and the pH of the medium itself need to be monitored. Periodic flushing of the medium is advised. (Please see info sheet on Flushing.) Above is a chart that outlines soil pH nutrient availablities.

The other important cocncept to grasp in soil science is cation exchange capacity (CEC). CEC is the capacity of a soil for ion exchange of positively charged ions between the soil and the soil solution. Cation exchange capacity is used as a measure of fertility, and nutrient retention capacity.  CEC values of a medium adjust the pH absorption values of a medium. The Chart above is in reference to High CEC valued mediums like those that are “Peat” based. The relative CEC also tells us how well the soil holds onto given nutrients and slowly releases them to the root zone as the realtive pull within that zone changes as the needs of the plant nutritional requirements change and adjust. “Peat” - based soils have higher CEC values compared with Rockwool or Hydroton Grow Rocks.  This means that we need to be aware of the overall TDS (or ppms) within the soil/medium more so than Low CEC mediums like Rockwool or Hydroton or even to some degree other organic mediums such as “Coco -Coir” based mixes. (Rockwool, Hydroton, and even Coco based mixes have lower CEC values and would thus use a different pH chart than the one listed above.)

We highly suggest you get some tools to make checking and recording your pH and TDS (ppm) levels much eaiser. There are a variety of meters available for testing the feeding solution, the “run-off” coming out from the containers, and the pH and moisture of the medium itself. At the very least you will need a pH Shaker Tester. Also, there are fairly cheap water testing meters . For a cheap pH tester we suggest the Checker 1. For a cheap ppm tester we suggest the Primo. There are also nice combo meters like the Waterproof “Black” Combo checking both ppms and pH.

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High Quality Moisture Meter Spotlight
This unique pH / Moisture meter made by Control Wizard use supercision parts and provides accurate readings deep within a container. It is easy to clean and maintain for years of soild use. There are a few others on this same quality level but none that go down as deep into the soil as this one does.Clean the electrodes and place the meter into the soil. A pH reading is automatically displayed. Press the white button and a moisture reading is displayed. No batteries are required.

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Procedures (Genral Rules and Tricks of the Trade)
1. Don’t Overwater your Plants! When watering always make sure that your medium goes from wet to barely moist before watering again. This can take up to 3-4 days for young plants or plants in larger containers. This provides for a good amount of Oxygen held within the media. The more water you have the less air their will be within the media and vice versa. At no time should you wait until the plants are wilting from lack of water. A good way for beginners to get the hang of this is to fill up a container with soil and never water it; this will give you a good idea of how much a container weighs when it is dry. You can then use this container to compare with other containers (with plants contained within) that have been watered and are drying out. Hold both the containers (the dry and the wet) and see how light the “wet” one is - you want it to be pretty close to the dry one before watering again. Another way to be precise is to get a Deep penetrating moisture meter.

2. Container Dynamics - Make sure smaller plants are held within smaller containers. The larger a plant gets the larger the container should be. In general make sure you transplant from a smaller container to a larger one at least one time within your grow. Many “seasoned” growers will do at least two transplants witihin one complete grow. The reason for this transplanting is that it provides for a fuller, more robust root mass and root distribution within the container. If a plant is started in a large container to begin with it will shoot out a “tap root” down to the bottom and only fill the bottom of the container up with roots - instead of filling in the enitre space filled with soil in the larger container. In general, use a Gallon of soil for every foot you will want to grow your plant tall by the end. Example: a 3ft. tall plant will need a 3 Gallon container.

2.5 Advanced method for Transplanting / Re-Planting - Start off with clone in plug (ready gro, rockwool, etc…) transplant into a 4x4x4 pot in Light Warrior mix feed with light nutrient solution, establish a root structure preferably under t-5 lighting (creates short internode stacking which is vital for later fruit set). Keep in pot typically for one to two weeks before transplanting onto 1 gal container. At this point you can fill 1 gal container with either Light Warrior mix again or Ocean Forest blend. Let plant veg. for another week or two; then, transplant into final container (usally 3-5 Gallons). Give plant 4-7 days in final container before flipping photo-period (to 12 hours on / 12 hours off) into fruit / flower. Make Sure never to pack soil too tightly! Leave loose.

3. Fertilizing Frequency - In general, it is good for beginners to follow the “Feed, Feeed, FLUSH” Schedule. This means that a grower should water their plants with Nutrients / Additives, then wait for them to dry out as in Rule #1 above. When the pots are barely moist - Feed again with Fertilizer (Nutrients / Additives). The following watering (after the pots have gone from “wet” to “barely moist”) make sure to FLUSH with 3 times your normal watering. This time just use pH balanced water and no nutrient. We use 3x normal watering to flush out any “salts” or excess nutrient that might have collected in the soil.

3.5 Advanced Fertilizer Applicaiton - The grower checks his / her run-off and can determine if the medium is too “Hot” (too rich with nutrients) or too weak (not enough nutrients). The way in which a grower can check his runoff solution is to lift up the container and collect the run-off coming out the bottom into a glass. Then, using a ppm (TDS) meter one can check to see if the ppms are higher than the ppms that were mixed into the feed ing solution. (An example of this is say the Feeding solution is set for 1000ppms - and the water than is coming out from the bottom of the container is 1400ppms - the solution is “too hot”. Now the grower can flush the plants and lower the ppms. Using this method provides for optimum nutrition and growth and gives the grower more overall control. Another benefit of checking the run-off is that the pH can be better main tined as well. Please see “info sheet” on “Flushing” for more information.

4. Use Hydroton or Silica Stone to Line Bottoms of pots for Best Drainage -Always make sure to line bottoms of containers with hydroton or Silica based stones/ rocks (Fossil Rocks, Silica Stone, Dyna Rok, etc.) to make sure roots do NOT get “water-logged” and will always get best drainage. Fill in 1-2 inches of “Rocks” at bottom.

5. Add aerating substance to soil mix - Perlite, Pumice, etc. will all work to aerate the soil. This will increase the overall available oxygen within the container. It will also allow a more thourough draining. Aeration to the root zone is key to increasing overall growth rates and Yields. In soil, the old addage still rings true: “More Roots, More Fruits.” In general, very few “out of the bag” mediums contain enough aerating substances like perlite. You should really have a 40-50% Perlite to Soil Ratio. Almost 50% / 50%. When in doubt add more perlite to the mix.

6. Make sure you use Beneficial Microbes -Beneficial Microbes do many amazing things for your root zone and your plant. We cannot speak highly enough about these beautiful little creatures. Once they have colonized the soil and the root zone, they will help with nutrient uptake, they will synthesize hormones and enzymes, grow out the overall root zone and root mass, create many micro-hairs which increase the overall “quality of the roots, and lastly help to protect the root zone against pathogen microbe attacks that can lead to root rot. Please find more about the Root zone below. . .and in the “info sheet” on “Healthy Roots”.

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Watering a Soil Garden
Watering a soil garden can be done in a number of different ways. If the garden is small and the budget is low, a One Gallon container mixed with nutrients and then pH’d to the proper level can work out really nicely. If the garden is larger however filling up a watering container/bottle can get rather tedious. At this point gardeners either employ a pump connected to some tubing and a inline valve or a watering wand or construct a Drip Line which feeds to waste over a tray and two reservoirs. If using a pump and tubing and feeding each plant individually, growers will also either use a large tray to house multiple sets of plants underneath or small vinyl saucers underneath each plant.

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Water Wizard Pump, Garden Hose Line, and Watering Wand

The Picture to the left of the WaterWizard (LittleGiant) Sump Pump has great suction power / flow rate. It will shoot water out of the wand at near municipal water pressure rates. This will create a more even spread of the water to your plants and allow for easier delivery throuout a larger grow space. The garden hose employed in this application should be “kink free” - allowing for easy movement throughout the garden space.The WaterWizard comes out of the box with an adapter which attaches to Garden Hose. The Garden hose can then be easily hooked up to any number of different Watering Wands, each with their own unique water flow settings to best suit the needs of the grower.

The illustration to the right is of an NK-1 submersible pump which also sucks from the bottom of a reservoir/ bucket and is well suited for small - mid-size gardens where the budget doesn’t allow for the WaterWizard with WateringWand. The NK-1 is hooked up to 1/2” Tubing and an inline valve.

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NK-1 Pump, 1/2” Tubing, and Inline Ball Valve
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A Drip System set up to run “Drain to Waste” can maximize efficiency and minimize tedious work within your grow space. This allows a grower to concentrate more on the plants themselves. (More time can be spend on training or staking plants, foliar spraying, fighting off pests or diseases, and in general provides for a better growing enviornment.) Plants can still be moved around within the tray as needed.

In general a Drip “Drain to Waste” Setup can be set up with one tray (Either 2x2, 2x4, 3x3, 4x4, 3x6 or 4x8) and two reservoirs (One for Feed, One for Waste water collection). The rest of the parts for the drip line are illustrated to the right. The main “1/2” Drip Line” which feeds all the 1/4” Drip lines and Drip Stakes, is connected to a submersible pump contained within the “Feed Reservoir”. Any number of pots, of a variety of different sizes can be used within a given grow tray. This affords the gardener a great deal of variable control and efficency within the garden.

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Selecting and / or Composing a Soil Mix and preparing it to Grow in
Below you will find 3 of our favorite soil recipes and mixes. (Ocean Forest + Perlite, Roots Organic “Soil Blend” and BioTerra mixed with Perlite and other Choice Amendments.) There are countless others to choose from. In fact we will be creating another info sheet which will list more selections on it in the future. These three recipes are tried and true and will lead you to much growing success.

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Ocean forest - 1.5 Cu Ft - 1.5 Cu Ft- This is the industry standard soil responsible for changing the game and flipping it upside down. It is chalk full of good stuff and when properly aerated super-cahrged to bring you fast vigourous growth leading to a bountiful harvest.

Ingredients:
Composted forest humus, sphagnum moss, Pacific Northwest sea-going fish, crab meal, shrimp meal, earthworm castings, vermicultural castings, sandy loam, perlite, fossilized bat guano, granite dust, Norwegian kelp meal, Oyster shell.

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Procedures and Instructions:
Start by Adding 1 cu. ft. of Chunky Perlite #3 to each bag of Ocean Forest (1.5 cu. ft.). Mix this well in ideally a cement mixer, or for most of us, either a large Rubbermaid tub or on a large Tarp! When adding perlite moisten it a little beforehand, so the fine razor like dust doesn’t go flying everywhere and cut up your throat and lungs. We suggest filling the bottom of pot 2-3 inches with Hydroton for easy drainage. Don’t feed Nutrient Solution to the new transplant in ocean forest for the first week. It is a “Hot Soil” and has enough nutrients to carry the plant for 7-10 days. We suggest feeding either Liquid Karma or Nirvana to new transplants. Either of these products will ease the transition into the new medium with B-vitamins, and will nourish the plant with micronutrients and hormones.

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roots organic - 1.5 Cu. Ft. - A new school soil blend which primarlily incorporates fine German Coco Coir Fibre (not from South-East Asia), Organic Peat Moss, Pumice and Perlite. The coco fibre is repeatedly washed for an incredibly low EC, and composted for over twenty-four months, and is specially blended with extra long fibers. his soil is amended with only the highest quality organic ingredients. Already blended with correct proportions of perlite and pumice for excellent drainage and a vigorous root system, Roots Organics potting soil encourages healthier plants and better yields. Comes in a heavy-duty, ready-to-grow, 1.5 cu ft/10 gal, camoflauge print bag.

Roots Organics is designed to provide a complete set of amendments which will aid in the overall nutrition of the plant over its lifespan, as well as designed to provide significant secondary amendments and superior drainage to synergize with a fertilization program without creating excess “salt” build up.

>>>This is what growers are using in Mendo, Oregon, and Humboldt these days. We like adding a little more Perlite 20% more to add even more aeration to the mix, and Hydroton at the bottom for ideal drainage.

Ingredients: German Coir Fibre, perlite, pumice, organic compost, organic Canadian peat, fish bone meal, oyster shell fluor, kelp meal, green sand, soybean meal, K-Mag Granular, Green Glacial Rock Dust, alfalfa meal, rock phosphate prilled, granular feather meal, organic nitrogen bat guano, organic high phosphorus bat guano, leonardite / humic acid ore, mycorrhizae blend, organic worm castings.

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Root tonics and beneficial microbes
There is a wide selection of products that will aid in root development and ward of pathogens, keeping your roots extremely happy and healthy. Beneficial microbes can also do wonders for the media’s environment, the root zone efficiency and for overall health, as well as provide help with delivering nutrients and creating hormones and enzymes. Please refer to to the info sheet Maintaining a Healthy Root Zone for a more comprehensive look at the root zone and various products that are available to maximize its potential.
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BioCanna - GreenCoast Specialty Blend
Canna Bio Terra Plus is the the new benchmark in Organic Soil bases. It is composed of different organic peat bases, including white peat and is then supplemented with shredded tree bark that has natural anti-fungus properties and coco coir; creating a well draining organic mix of soil goodness. This mix helps control root borne pathogens as well as ensuring a strong healthy plant, capable of resisting both pests and pathogens. Canna Bio Terra Plus is made up of onlu100% organic components and is the new choice for the discerning gardener. Check out Procedures and Instructions below for blending info.
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Procedures and Instructions:
Start by adding 1 cu. ft. of Chunky Perlite #3 to each bag of Bio Terra Mix. Mix this well in ideally a cement mixer, or for most of us, either a large Rubbermaid tub or on a large Tarp! When adding perlite moisten it a little beforehand, so the fine razor like dust doesn’t go flying everywhere and cut up your throat and lungs. Next add the following ammendments (listed below) to the Soil mix. Make sure to stir in these ingredients uniformly and evenly.

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Green coast specialty blend recipe

To each bag of BioTerra Plus + 1 cu. ft. of #3 Perlite Mix the following:

  • 1/4 Cup of Oyster Shell - Contains Calcium Carbonate - Increase root growth, improoves fertilizer uptake.
  • 1/4 Cup of Norwegian Kelp - Source of minerals, Amino acids, Hormones. Also acts as food for Microbes.
  • 1 & 1/2 Cups of Media Max - Buffers salts, balances pH, increases nutrient availability and is essential for healthy microbial activity. Contains high levels of humus as well as humic, fulvic and amino acids. Also contains over 70 beneficial vitamins, minerals, enzymes, bio-stimulants and natural wetting agents.100% organic and all natural.
  • 1/4 Cup of GreenSand - Contains Iron and Potassium Silicates. Increases Vigor and thickens cell walls. Handle Stress.
  • 1 TableSpn of BioLive - Endo and Ecto Mychorrizahe along with Bacilis Subtilis. Stimulates, Enriches Root Growth.
  • 1 TableSpn of Vegan Mix -Contains many essentail nutrients in a slow release formula designed to continually nourish your vegetables.
  • 1 Cup of Neem Seed Meal - Helps prevent & treat Root pest problems like Root Aphids, Fungus Gnat Larvae, etc.
  • 1/4 Cup of Bone Meal - Breaks down over time and provides available Phosphorus for larger Fruit / Flowers
  • 1/4 Cup of Primal Mix of Rainbow Bloom Bat Guano - High Phosphorus will increase overall Yield and Oil Content.
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Preparing your growing Container -
We suggest filling the bottom of pot 2-3 inches with Hydroton for easy drainage. Don’t feed Nutrient Solution to the new transplant in BioTerra Mix for the first week. We suggest feeding either Liquid karma or Nirvana to new transplants. Either of these products will ease the transition into the new medium with B-vitamins, and will nourish the plant with micronutrients and hormones.

>>>Lastly we also suggest starting cuttings / clones out in a more appropriate seedling mix of Lightwarrior from FoxFarm. it is very soft on newly started plants. From this Light Warrior mix we suggest transplanting into the BioTerra - GreenCoast Speialty mix above. Always make sure you see clean, happy new growth before fertilizing.

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Final Notes on Soil Mixes
Lastly let’s take a look at Soil Mixes in general. We only like Mixes that are organic. To us, we don’t see the point in growing in a Organic medium that is NOT Organic. This is not to say that we are against watering with synthetic fertilizers in an Organic medium. We feel like organic and Synthetics each have their place (more of that below). Soils can come in two basic forms: “Hot” and “Cold”. “Hot” soils are those that have a good amount of amendments contained within in order to nourish the newly transplanted plant contained within (Examples: Crab Meal, Shrimp Meal, Fish Meal, Bone Meal, Blood Meal, Guanos, Earthworm Castings, etc.) “Cold”er soils are those that just contain Peat-Moss and say Perlite with little or no amendments.

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Spotlight on Foliar Spraying
Foliar Spraying is an excellent way to deliver larger molecules directly into the plant. The root zone is protected (internally) by a protective lining called the casparian strip which prevents larger molecules (carbohydrates and some hormones, etc.) from getting through and into the interior of plant cells where they can be helpful. By Foliar Spraying these growth promoters can be easily and directly absorbed. There are some very innovative products available - Please check out our Info sheet on Foliar Sprays.
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Selecting a Nutrient to Use
The nutrients lines listed below and on the subsequent pages are either all organic or mostly organic. The flavor and smell of the final harvest product is much fuller, sweeter and yummier than regular mineral based nutrients.

BioBizz nutrient line (for soil, coco and soiless)
BioBizz is known for creating fertilizers and additives for use in organic cultivation. They truly believe in the superiority of organic produce, and they use only the highest quality ingredients. Made in the Netherlands.

Bio-Grow: Is a liquid organic nutrient that can be used in all types of media during the vegetative stage. It smells very sweet owing to its content of natural sugars which also provide an ideal inter-relationship with the bacteria in the soil mixture. Also, Bio-Grow is enriched with 70 trace elements and the vitamins B1, B2, C and E.

Bio-Bloom contains a small amount of nitrogen and enough phosphorous and potassium to ensure exuberant blooming. Trace elements and hormones of vegetable origin are added to improve the plant process itself. Bio-Bloom promotes excessive flowering and fruit production.

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TopMax: is a 100% organic bloom stimulant comprised of the pure essence of special flowers. TopMax stimulates the blossom cells and increases the transport of sugar molecules within the flowers, creating an abundance of floral growth. TopMax adds a soft sweet taste to finished product. RootJuice is a 100% vegetable root stimulator that creates explosive root growth in rooted plants viah the stimulation of the natural microbiology surrounding the root system. It provides a better yield due to the ability of the plant to accelerate the uptake of nutrients.

Alg-A-Mic is a vitality booster made with cold pressed concentrated seaweed; hence it's extremely high content of trace elements and hormones of vegetable origin. Alg-A-Mic can be used as a foliar spray or watered directly to the roots promoting vigorous green growth.

Bio-Heaven is a speicially formulated Plant Energy booster. It is a bio-stimulant with an excellent blend of Amino Acids in their L form which means that they are very available to the plant!

Fish-Mix is made from only the highest quality fish-meal from the sea. Apply Fish-Mix as you would Bio-Grow. Cut the quantity of Bio-Grow in half and add Fish-Mix to make up for that amount. Ex. 8mL/Gal of Bio Grow - Add 4mL/Gal of FishMix and 4mL/Gal of BioGrow instead. Try Fish-Mix once and you will never go back to growing without it.

Other additives that can be combined with BioBizz are Plant Success or Soluble Root Growth Enhancer Mychorizzae mix and Vermi - T, a concentrated microbe mix with over 30,000 diverse speices within it. We also suggest adding an enzyme solution like SensiZym or Multizyme. For greater yields try mixing in some Budswel or Organa Guano. We are also really digging Final Bloom for greater fruit and Flower density. For base minerals we like SensiCal Grow and Bloom. Lastly, for Humic Acid Go All Phase cannot be matched and Advanced Fulvic F-1 is a great way to supercharge your nutrient uptake.

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BioBizz Recipe
The recipe below has planned for a 2 week Vegetative phase. If Vegetatively growing plants for longer than 2 weeks, increase BioGrow by 1ml/Litre per week longer in Veg. Either way, no more Bio-Grow should be applied after week 5. Please also note that the recipe below is in mL/Litre. There are 5mL per teaspoon. 4 Litres per Gallon.

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Fox Farm Nutrients
FoxFarm nutrients have been known as the Microbrewery of Premium Plant Foods and Soil Mixes. Their fertilizers are built around the use of FoxFarms proprietary earthworm castings, nature’s finest soil amendment. They also add Fish Meal, Crab meal, Shrimp Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Rock Phosphate, Kelp and more to create a well balanced diet for plants to take in. Although not entirely “Organic”, FoxFarm is mostly organic with no chemicals added. Anything that is not technically organic is at least ALL NATURAL. For example even though Rock Phosphate comes from pure mineral sources (shaved from a mined “rock”), it is still not technically “organic” because it is not carbon based (from life). We still look at this as being Organic. . .There are three pieces to their formula - Grow Big for Vegetative Growth, Big Bloom and Tiger Bloom to promote heavy Yields full of lush flavor and enticing aromas.

We also suggest using Piranha, Vermi-T, Organa Guano, Roots Excel, Hygrozyme, Alg-A-Mic, Go-All-Phase, Sweetleaf. For more information check out the bottom of this sheet for more details on all these additives, root promoters, and microbes. And don’t forget FoxFarm's TriPack of Bloom Enhancers to help increase YIELD and Quality of Fruit. (Open Sesame, Beastie Bloomz, and Cha-Ching.) Each of these Bloom Enhancers from the Tri-Pack encourages growth for a particular phase of fruit and flower growth, from BudSet, to Fruit / Flower Formation, all the way through ripening.

Grow Big: is a fast-acting, water-soluble fertilizer for lush, vegetative, compact growth. It encourages sturdier, healthier stems and leaves, but also provides enough nutrients and trace minerals to create the kind of healthy branching that you’ll need later in the season for more abundant blooms.

BigBloom: is a live culture of vitamins, amino acids, natural growth hormones, enzymes, and beneficial organic microbes. Our special, micro-brewed formula incorporates earthworm castings, bat guano and other natural and organic amendments. Rock phosphate helps transfer energy from one part of the plant to another, which means bigger fruit and more fragrant flowers.

Tiger Bloom: is an ultra-potent, fast-acting, high-phosphorus fertilizer, to be combined with BigBloom for even larger, healthier, fuller Yields.

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>>>One of the easiest Nutrient Programs around. Great for beginners. Also very affordable!
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BIOCANNA Products (for soil, coco and soiless):
BIOCANNA has been developed from the point of view of organic farming and is also based on direct as well as indirect nutrition to the plant. This means that BIOCANNA products stimulate the microflora around the roots, which helps the plant absorb the necessary nutrients and also protects the plant's root environment. A complex ecosystem is created, and it is kept in balance at all times by the plants in conjunction with other organisms. After years of research on special micro-organisms and vegetable raw produce, CannaResearch has succeeded in developing a 100%-controlled fermentation process. The substances in BIOCANNA products are immediately absorbable, and stimulate the plant's metabolism and resistance. In addition, they improve the soil quality and the biodiversity.

The Introduction of BIOCANNA Fertilizers Makes the First Liquid Biological Fertilizers a Reality.BioVega, BioFlores and BioBOOST are vegetable-based (vegan organic) and do not contain any animal residual products. The main advantage of this is that the product's composition is much better tuned to the plant's needs. Research has shown that products grown with BIOCANNA have a higher percentage of certain essential oils such as: ß-Pinene, Limonene, Caryophyllene and α-Humulene . T hese essential oils determine the scent and flavour.

BioVega has been developed specificly for the plants vegetative growth phase. BioVega is rich in highly absorbable betaine nitrogen that is released according to the plant’s needs. The bioactive substances within BioVega create very strong growth shoots and stimulate explosive root development. BioFlores, the bloom fertilizer in this line, as well as being a complete vegan fertilizer, also contains hops extract which is high in lupuline, luparol, and humulon, which provide the plant with extra blooming power. BioBoost is a yield enhancing Bloom stimulant for all cultivation systems. BioBoost is a natural fermented plant extract which as well as increasing yield will help to form more flavor and aroma.

For even greater Yields try adding Organa Guano or BudSwel or add both! Also, you can add Final Bloom for the last 2 weeks to get more density. Rhizotonic, a great root stimulator; growing roots at an astounding rate and creates tons of white fuzzy micro-hairs. It is full of B vitamins, oligosaccharides, and other good stuff; Cannazyme is the best “digestive”enzyme on the market, which breaks down dead plant and root matter and helps roots to grow to fullest potential. We also STRONGLY suggest using beneficial microbes such as Piranha, EM-Microbe, Vermi-T and GLEEO to help promote a diverse colony of microbes at the root zone. BioCanna was made to be used with microbes. The nutrient feeds and promotes their growth and well being. These microbes will give enormous benefits to your plants and will energize and activate these nutrients to their fullest potential. ALso try Grand Finale, and Briximus Maximus during the last 2 weeks for a final burst of fruit production and added aroma and flavor.

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BIOCANNA nutrient FEEDing chart
>>>Hands down BioCanna is the most well thought-out, FRESHEST, most ORGANIC product we have in the shop.
>>>For even more of a kick (Jet-Set this line) try adding Advanced Nutrients Connoisseur at a rate of 100 - 400 ppms during the length of the Bloom Phase. Add less BioFlores as you add more Connoisseur. Ask us for more info!
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Earth Juice
The Earth Juice line of organic fertilizers are derived from 100% natural, and organic ingredients. Earth Juice stimulates vigorous growth and provide abundant yields, while improving the soil. They are highly concentrated, easy to use, and contain no salt-building chemicals or hidden NPK boosting synthetics. There are no hidden NPK boosting synthetics such as urea, calcium nitrate, potassium nitrate, precipitated bone meal, muriate of potash, or phosphates. Earth Juice doesn't add any chlorine or use formaldehyde. Earth Juice contains no artificial additives or colors. Earth Juice encourages microbes and improves soil consistency.

Earth Juice Grow is an All Organic OMRI listed Nitrogen formulation for vigorous green growth. Earth juice Bloom is a non nitrogen phosphorus solution which is used to promote larger fruit, buds, flowers, and vegetables. It is also OMRI certified. Earth juice Catalyst is a premium organic additive that encourages compact branching, stimulates optimal fruiting sites, and triggers early yields. Along with these 3 core indgredients there are two other additives: MicroBlast - a liquid micronutrient formula to be used to prevent and correct micronutrient deficiencies; and META - K - a natural potassium-based formulation for maturing, fruiting, and flowering plants that require more potassium.

Along with these excellent fertilizers (and the recipe below) we suggest using Alg-A-Mic for a fresh infusion of Kelp. We like using Hygrozyme for an overall enzymatic pick - me up. Also, try adding either Neptune’s Harvst or Bio-Bizz Fish-Mix for some more hormones, proteins and enzymes from the sea - Plants love either of these products! We also suggest a Bloom Stimulant or two like Budswel, Organa Guano, or Final Bloom.. Humic and Fulvic do wonders for plants in Soil. Advanced Fulvic F-1 and Go-All Phase (Humic Acid mix) are our favorites. Lastly, mix in either Plant Success or Root Growth Enhancer mychorizzae mix, and Vermi-T 30,000 microbe solution for major infusion of beneficials. Finish off the Bloom cycle with Briximus Maximus - a carbohydrate / enzymee foliar spray which when used in conjunction with Grand Finale to maximize the flavor, oil content and aroma of your final product.

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Earth Juice Recipe
Below is an age old recipe sung to us by 3 Little Birds, that if followed correctly will produce amazing results.

Vegetative Growth
1-2 TBSP Grow
1 tsp Bloom
1 tsp Catalyst
>>> Make sure to Play with the Grow amounts. You want to start off slow and build it up. If a plant is vigoursly growing in the Vegetative stage. you can bump the Grow up to 3 TBSP, but make sure to cut out the Meta-K and MicroBlast and watch for burning.
>>> Every fourth watering add a 1tsp. of Meta-K and 1 tsp. of MicroBlast to the mix.

Early Bloom Phase
1 TBSP EJ Grow
1 TBSP EJ Bloom
1 tsp Catalyst

Mid Bloom Phase (beginning of week 4 of Bloom)
1-2 TBSP EJ Bloom
1 tsp EJ Catalyst
>>> Watch plants and raise Bloom Nutrient up to 2 TBSP/Gal. Watch for burning.
>>> One time throughout the Bloom Phase, around week 4-5 Add MicroBlast and Meta-K each at 1 tsp. / Gal.

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Notes About Earth Juice

To Finish these plants we suggest doing a two week Flush. You can add any organic additive from your list of additives that you have chosen. They will only enhance the flavor. We do NOT suggest adding any Bloom nutrient or Catalyst.

The 3 Little Birds sung to us about increasing Fulvic Acid to Full Strength 2 weeks before finishing then just flushing with water and other additives for the final week.

>>> Many people like to bubble Earth Juice for 1-2 days before use. This can work out rather well for experienced growers and lets the microbes contained with multiply and activate the entire solution. Ask us how this can be done for you!

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Advanced Nutrients
These are some of the best nutrients on the Gardening Market as well as some of the most complicated. The line contains the entire range of nutrient additives and it can be overwhelming to manage at first. When using A.N., it is suggested that you use only RO water and add 1-200 ppms of SensiCal to pre-condtion the solution with all the base nutrients necessary.

If looking for Heavy yields of your favorite Fruit or Flower we suggest using Connoisseur A + B for Bloom. Connoisseur is the most premium nutrient system we have seen. It is made from Pharmaceutical grade minerals which have been either individually amino chealted or chealted with the most expensive chemical chealtes (such as EDDHA). On top of that they have new technology in the form of Polyamino alchohols which increase the elasticity of the cell membrane allowing for more nutrients to be absorbed and thus digested. This provides for explosive growth and yield. For an even better cocktail (for the more advanced user,) try splitting your ppms of “Nutrient” (The remaining ppms left over after adding ALL additives between Connoisseur and Canna BioBloom.) This provides the benefits of Connoisseur and the flavor and aroma of Organics.

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Sweet leaf
Sweet Leaf - is a great additive which includes molasses, cane sugar, a full suite of B-Vatamins, esters, and polyphenolic copounds that come together to greatly increase flavor, aroma, and overall oil content in your favorite fruits and flowers. BigBud, and OverDrive are premium Bloom enhancing products that have unique levels of P and K for the appropriate stages of the Fruit and Flowering phase. (Ask for more info.! Piranha, Tarantula, and Voodoo Juice are three beneficial microbe solutions that greatly increase root mass and thus yield (More roots more fruits!) Carboload is an excellent food source for these beneficials. SensiZym is a strong digestive enzyme solution that will help the plant by degrading dead or dying root systems and feed them back to the plant and the beneficial microbes keeping them away from any pathogens. Mother Earth Tea brings in the organic edge for more tasty fruit flavors and intense aromas. Humic and Fulvic greatly help with water and nutrient uptake, availability, and retention. We use Barricade as a pH UP replacment for adjusting and correcting pH.

The Advanced Nutrient regimine that we have outlined below is an excellent pairing with your favorite soil mix. It includes all the additives necessary for robust flavor, an intensified flavor, and a HEAVY Yield. It is easy to follow, and every additive is made to not only work together but synergize off of each other. All the math has been done.

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Advanced Nutrients Regime

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Maintaining a Healthy Root Zone
The root zone is the most important and difficult region of the plant to maintain. It is of tremendous importance that you make sure to provide ample amounts of aeration and do NOT overwater this tender area. We also feel that when growing plants in Soil in is absolutely essential to colonize the roots and neighboring media / soil with a wide variety of beneficial microbes. These organisms will greatly aid in your overall root health and thus increase your overall Yield. Please also refer to “info sheet” on “Healthy Roots”.
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Root-Microbe Symbiosis
A plant actually grows its own garden of microbes along the surfaces of the root. To do this, the light energy captured from photosynthesis in the leaves is channeled down the stem through the phloem vessels and out through epidermal cells to the external root surface. Up to 80% of the total plant energy is exuded as mucigel (exudate) into the ectorhizosphere as carbohydrates, amino acids, and other energy-rich compounds. Billions of bacteria, fungi, algae, actinomycetes, protozoa, and other microbes feed upon this exudate. Since the plant is already expending a good amount of eneregy in creating this “exudate” it is very important to have these beneficial microbes within your soil to aid in benefiting the plants by excreting hormones and enzymes, chelating nutrients (which helps with their uptake into the plant), and protecting the root zone against a sleu of “root” rot pathogens (including Pythium, Verticillium, Phytophthora, and Fusarium).

Below please find a list of some of the major “Hero’s” on the Root Microbe Playing Field:

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Bacillus
Certain forms of Bacillus are known to inhibit pythium and other pathogens. One of these is bacillus subtilis and is found in Hydroguard and Voodoo Juice. Several varieties of Bacillus have been found to play a role in the conversion of unavailable forms of phosphates into plant available forms. In natural settings they can provide near 10% of the available phosphorous in the soil solution. Bacillus can function as a back up, providing hungry blooms with phosphorous if it should become otherwise unavailable or “locked out.” Bacillus actually cleans the root zone and disinfects it. It also helps to synthesize hormones and enzymes.

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Mychorhizal Fungi
These fungi colonize the outer cells of plant roots and extend long fungal threads, or hyphae, far out into the rhizosphere, forming a critical link between the plant roots and the growing media. Mycorrhizae produce enzymes that decompose organic matter, makes phosphorus and other nutrients from inorganic rock, much more soluble, and convert nitrogen into plant available forms. They also greatly expand the area from which a plant can absorb water. In return for this activity, mycorrhizae obtain valuable carbon and other nutrients from the plant roots. This is a win-win mutualism between both partners, with the plant providing food for the fungus and the fungus providing both nutrients and water to the plant. Lastly Mychorrizahe create a virtually impentrable wall of fungal threads around the root zone. This prevents root rot pathogens from gaining a foothold from which they can colonize and do damage from. Mychorrizahe can be found (along with Trichoderma) in Piranha. Also can be found in a product called Soluble Root Growth Enhancer or in Plant Success (no Trichoderma though.)
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Nitrosomonas Bacteria & Nitrobacteria
Nitrosomonas is a species of aerobic bacteria which converts ammonia to nitrite. Nitrosomonas is one of the critical bacteria in the nitrogen cycle. Nitrosomonas eat ammonia, they absolutely LOVE it. They convert plant available ammonium (NH4) to unavailable nitrite (NO2). Nitrobacteria then convert the nitrite (NO2) into nitrate (NO3-), an important form of highly absorbable nitrogen that all plants need.

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Trichoderma
Trichoderma fungi have been observed physically attacking and destroying pathogenic fungi. Strains of trichoderma are found naturally occurring in many soils and play a role in the prevention and control of root pathogens. Trichoderma can degrade chitin, a structural component found in pathogenic fungi and in insects. If a healthy root environment is maintained, the fungi will colonize the roots and multiply. Can be found in Piranha which has a potent strain of Trichoderma that is known for taking out pathogen fungi. Also can be used to prevent powdery mildew.
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Beneficial Microbe Products
There are countles beneficials and they have a vast variety of functions, ranging from the breakdown of nitrogen into useable forms, to cleaning the roots, to warding off negative microbiological pathogens. These good microbes also activate, enrich & stimulate the roots - They help to create beautiful fuzzy white root growth like you have never seen before. The new array of products on the market can be confusing and misleading. We sell products that we have personal experience with an really believe in. Some of them can be mixed and matched:

Vermi - T: This is a powerful blend of over 30,000 microbes, including Mychorizae, Trichoderma, Benefical bacteria, Ciliates, Protozoa, and nematodes. It is very effective at building a healthy root zone and warding off pathogens, synthesizing a cornucopia of hormones & enzymes for faster, fuller, stronger and BETTER growth.

Down to Earth Mycorrhizal Root Innoculant: A soluble blend of humic acid, endomycorrhiza and ectomycorrhiza. A fine powder that dissolves in water. For soil or coco. Innoculate once at veg and once at bloom.

Piranha: Colonizes the root zone with 26 beneficial fungi. These fungi are 8 species of trichoderma and 18 species endo and ecto mycorrhizal. These are very aggressive colonizers that enhance root mass, and provide excellent control from root rot, pythium and pytophethoria. Use with Trarrantula & Voodoo Juice. Increase root mass by up to 700% This is the only form that can be used in a reservoir with hydroponics.

Tarrantula:
A bacterial blend of 57 microorganisms.This rich blend contains Bacillus, Streptomycetes Actinomycetes, and Psuedomonas for massive plant growth. Forms a symbiotic relationship with root zone.

Voodoo Juice: A liquid solution consisting of five strains of microbes, one which is a nitrogen fixer. Also contains bacillus subtilis. These microbes colonize the roots, facilitating the conversion of nutrients.

Botanicare Hydroguard: Water treatment/ pathogen supressor made of 4 benefical bacteria: Bacillus subtilis, Paenibacillus polymxa, Bacillus circulans, and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens. Excellent with Piranha.

Roots Excelerator: This is the strongest all around product we have at preventing and combating Root Disease. It will blow roots WAY OUT within 3-5 days and keep them Super Healthy throughout the cycle.

SCD Efficient Microbes (EM)™ The microorganisms in EM produce bioactive substances, vitamins, hormones, enzymes, amino acids, and antibiotics, which enrich and detoxify the soil. the organisms and processes within the EM culture enhance plant growth and produce high yielding crops, which are drought, frost, pest & disease resistant.

Plant Success - Tricoderma and endo- and ectomycorrhizal fungi spores are the special ingredients within this fine product. These beneficial fungi are combined with kelp meal, humus, vitamins and amino acids to encourage spore germination. These beneficial organisms improve soil structure, enhance root development and assists with nutrient and water uptake and retention. The result is stronger, healthier plants and increased overall yields.

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SpotLight on Seaweed (Kelp) Based Products
The natural plant growth regulators, (gibberellic acid, ethylene gas, abscisic acid (ABA), auxins, and several cytokinins,) all have their own specific effects on growth and development in plants. The main research advancements have involved cytokinins which are known to govern cell division & increase growth. There is a wide range of products available made of ascophylum nodosum, the North Atlantic sea kelp form which most cytokinins are derived. There are also other products made from laminaria digitata, another type of Kelp with a different assortment of hormones and nutrients available.

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Alg-A-Mic - A vitality booster made with cold pressed concentrated seaweed; hence it's extremely high content of trace elements and hormones of vegetable origin. Natural amino acids and vitamins are also added catering to the whole spectrum of the plants needs. Alg-A-Mic can be taken in by the leaves through means of sprayers as well as with water directly to the roots promoting vigorous green growth. Healthy plants are also less likely to suffer from deficiency diseases and temperature fluctuations. Alg-A-Mic may be used in all stages of growth and bloom. It can also be foliar fed with WetBetty. We prefer adding this into the root zone at a rate of 1-4tsp./Gal. Start low and build it up.
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Spotlight on Additives (Hormones, Enzymes, Minerals)
Nutrient additives are added to a base nutrient and provide a wide range of benefits. We suggest cautiously trying any nutrient additive at 1/4 - 1/2 strenght to judge the effect on your plants. Always educate yourself what is in a particular additive - making sure to NOT add two of the same ingredients (from similar products) into the same Fertilizer Solution. That being said asdditives can be very beneficial. Below aresome of our favorites:
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Humic and Fulvics (and a brief note on Chealting)
Humic acids are a complex mixture of organic materials. They change the water retention of a grow media and the of the plant cell, causing it to swell up with more water, creating an osmotic imbalance and promoting the uptake of nutrient salts. Fulvic Acid, Nature’s chelating agent, is the most powerful type of Humic Acid. Important to the Krebs Cycle, Fulvic Acid shuttles essential elements across a cell membrane effortlessly and insures the availability of those elements. Studies show that plants treated with Fulvic Acid show a 36% increase in harvest weight, a 36.5% increase in growth, and they flower ahead of control plants. Please see seperate “info sheets” on both “Humic Acid” and “Fulvic Acid” for more information on these exciting products.

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Media Max - Buffers salts, balances pH, increases nutrient availability and is essential for healthy microbial activity. Contains high levels of humus as well as humic, fulvic and amino acids. Also contains over 70 beneficial vitamins, minerals, enzymes, bio-stimulants and natural wetting agents.100% organic and all natural while containing no animal proteins or bi-products often high in unwanted salts and heavy metals. Use with Soil / Coco / Soil-less media.

Go ALL Phase - This product contains essential organic acids, seaweed extracts, minerals, vitamins and high-energy carbon sugars to promote maximum growth potential and beneficial microbial activity. Improves soil and water quality. You will also notice an increase in disease and pest resistance. Greatly increases nutrient availability to the plant. Increases nutrient availability over a wider range of pH, freeing the grower from excessive pH adjustments.

Grandma Enggy’s Humic (H2) - Grandma’s pure Humic Acid brew can be used in soil and hydroponics to increase water-holding capacity, root zone aeration, and root efficiency. Humic stimulates root branching, plant enzyme function, and plant immune systems. Humic provides natural carrier compounds that transport nutrients and vitamins into plants more efficiently, so plants grow faster and have stronger cellular processes.

Grandma Enggy’s Fulvic (F1) - A 7-step extraction process creates Grandma’s honey-golden Fulvic Acid that nourishes plant cells, roots and leaves to produce bigger, more aromatic flowers. Has been competitively tested against other Fulvic products and was found to produce quicker nutrient absorption, transport, and a greater cellular metabolism.

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SweetLeaf: By supplying four of the richest tasting sugars along with an abundance of amino acids, organic acids, esters and vitamins, SweetLeaf pumps up the flavor of your favorite flowers and fruits through flavor molecule precursors to build more aromatic compounds. Sweetleaf is derived from both Cane Sugar and Molasses. Along with Esters and polyphenolic compounds it also contains a full array of B-vitamins for stress - relief for all stages of plant growth. Sweetleaf does NOT raise the overall ppms of the solution, which in turn is good for growers who are watching their overall ppms. The recommended amount of the Botanicare Sweet brings overall TDS values up by 250-300ppms.
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Grand Finale: This is a new 1 Part Finishing forumla from the makers of the famous Earth Juice line of all organic fertilizer. Start using Grand Finale 14 Days prior to harvest. It is a stand alone 1 part fertilizer (NPK 0-6-4.) Grand Finale causes yellowing, (pulling out reds, and purples as well) and dropping of leaves - Leaving you with a cleaner end product with less green leafy taste to it. We feel this is one of the best, if not THE BEST finishing products on the market. Creates firm fruit,with great aroma. Derived from Molasses,Marinbird Fossilized Guano,Phosphoric Acid,Bat Guano and Potassium Sulfate. This product is very visual. We are sure that after one use of this you will be blown away.
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Enzyme Solutions
Along with the major plant hormone research, enzymes have become the recent focus of much attention. Small, yet amazingly powerful -- enzymes have a variety of important benefits for the hydro grower. There are many different enzymes that all have different functions. The growing community is just beginning to get a hold on what they all do. There are two types of enzymes that we are most concerned with. There are those that accelerate sugar/ resin production and work to create flavor and Yield. Then there are those that break down dying and dead plant proteins into their component parts – amino acids, lipids and smaller molecules which can be reabsorbed by the plant.

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Hygrozyme - This enzyme solution prevents the formation of pythium bacterial rot, and algae, Hygrozyme is an activating enzyme solution. It will create healthy white root growth in your plants. (Great with freshly rooted cuttings to promote even more roots.) It will not harm beneficial microbes. You CAN use Hygrozyme (or any other enzyme product) with any product except for Hydrogen Peroxide or Zone. In fact you can (an many people do) use Hygrozyme with another enzyme solution such as SensiZym. Hygrozyme will produce Bigger, Stronger, Faster Growing plants with larger overall Yield and greater overall health. Feel free to come in and ask us about Hygrozyme and its many benefits.
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Cannazym: Consists of more than 15 different kinds of enzymes to which vitamins and extracts of desert plants are added. Cannazym speeds up the breaking down of dead root material and activates micro-organisms. Cannazym alsofacilitates the improved absorption of nutrients and increases the resistance against pathogenic organisms. This is the single best Digestive Enzyme! But, doesn’t really have any other enzymes in the mix.

SensiZym: is a super concentrate of over 80 different enzymes, each having specific functions that enhance plant and root growth. Part of the Advanced Nutrients line. Great for soil or hydroponics. Mainly digestive enzymes. This is our favorite all around enzyme solution. We feel it does the best job at promoting good healthy new growth, as well as helps keep the roots in good condition.

Multi-zyme: Yet another enzyme mixture. This is slightly more concentrated then either SensiZym or Cannazym. It is part digestive enzyme and part catalyst. This is a combination package similar to Sensizym.

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Flushing Agents
No matter what nutrient program you use,it is highly recommened that you flush your crop out before harvest. You can do this by running plain water through the system for a few days, but if you really want to remove the build-up of nutrient salts to allow a clean and clear flavor to come through, you might want to try a flushing solution. These Flushing solutions can also be used mid-cycle to flush out build up salts from time to time. Many peolple use these either once a month or just during transitioning from Vegetative to the Bloom Phase.

Clearex is also used at the end of a crops cycle to trigger the last reproductive stage of the plant, forcing the plant to process and assimilate endogenous nutrients. From the Botanicare line by American Agritech.

Final Phase is a flushing agent that will rid plants of salt buildup and will leave them with a sweeter taste as well. Final Phase is not a fertilizer and so plants put all their energy into a final burst - a signal that growth has ended. We prefer Final Phase because it is more concentrated (almost twice as much) than Clearex. . .Thus, you use less and the cost is ruffly the same.

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Connoisseur is a Nutrient (not an additive) made from Pharmaceutical grade minerals which have been either individually amino chealted or chealted with the most expensive chemical chealtes (such as EDDHA). On top of that they have new technology in the form of Polyamino alchohols which increase the elasticity of the cell membrane allowing for more nutrients to be absorbed and digested. This provides for explosive growth and yield. Try splitting your ppms of “Nutrient” (The remaining ppms left over after adding ALL additives between Connoisseur and Canna BioBloom). This provides the benefits of Connoisseur and the flavor and aroma of Organics. Or just adding 2-300 ppms during bloom.
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Guano Products
BudSweL - A solution comprised of Bat Guano and Earthworm Castings. This solution has been around for quite a long while, and many people swear by it.  The organic enzymes and hormones contained in this powerful solution will help promote more aroma, sugars, oils, and resins - “to the max.”

Organa Guano - Unlike any other Liquid Guano out. This product contains super concentrated organic phosphorus extracted from Bat Guano. In order to get this high concentration it has been sterilized and highly filtered. For an exciting and thourough combination use with Budswell to bring back the hormones and enzymes into the mix. (Note: Contains 20 times more phosphorus than BudSwell.)

Rainbow Mix Bloom - N 1%-P 9%-K 2% A natural -organic granular fertilizer formulated to encourage a profusion of flowers and abundant yields of fruits and veggies . . . Naturally. Formulated from all organic sources; bat guano, sea kelp meal, steamed bone meal, langbeinite, soft rock phosphate, feather meal, cottonseed meal, and natural potash.

Primal Harvest - 0-12-1 Total phosphate 30% - Available phosphate 12% with trace minerals. Naturally formulated with no nitrogen & high phosphorous to focus the plant's energy on the production of flowers, fruit and veggies..not on excessive leafy growth. Apply prior to & during budding, flowering & fruiting. Both Peletized and Soluble.

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Sunleaves Jamaican Bat Guano - (1-10-0.2) gives blooming flowers and ripening fruits a boost by heightening root and bud development. Listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), Jamaican Bat Guano is safe for use indoors and out and is non-toxic to people and pets. Amend your soil with it, use it as a top dressing or create a "guano tea" and apply it directly to plant roots in a fortified water dilution.

Sunleaves Peruvian Seabird Guano - High in the nutrients needed for every stage of plant growth, Sunleaves Peruvian Seabird Guano (10-10-2) is an excellent all-purpose fertilizer. All-natural with no chemical additives, Peruvian Seabird Guano is listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and safe for use indoors and out. Nothing like it for accelerating growth, Peruvian Seabird Guano is pelletized and will last the whole crop long.

Sunleaves Indonesian Seabird Guano - Perfect for encouraging multiple blooms and hardy root growth, phosphorus-rich Sunleaves Indonesian Bat Guano (0.5-12-0.2) is all natural and suitable for use indoors and out. Indonesian Bat Guano restores a natural balance in the garden without increasing soil salt content or acidity.

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Other Bloom Stimulants
TopMax - This unique recipe contains some humic acid as well of some kelp, but the the bulk of the potion contained within is comprised of propietary indgredients. This product during the last 3 weeks will increase the oil / resin / sugar production of your fruits/flowers and will cause “crowning” - a sort of secondary “bloom” stage event.

Bio - Boost - (or) Canna Boost - There is both the Organic (Bio Boost) or the All Natural (and 90% Organic - Canna Boost) version of this new Bloom Stimulant from Canna. We find the Natural - Canna Boost to work better. A lot better! Boost is not a nutrient but a natural fermented plant extract with bloom stimulating characteristics that are also responsible for a fuller flavor. Canna Boost and BioBoost was developed from plant extracts from tropical rainforests and is a true boost for plants. The bioactive substances result in an extra metabolism that is exactly what the plant needs during the blooming period. Plants produce more sugar, become healthier and stronger with less disease.
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Big Bud - Big Bud has been extensively researched, developed and field tested. Big Bud is extremely plant specific - the only one of its king in the world. The reason for this is Big Bud's plant specific ratios of Phosphorous, Potassium, Magnesium and Amino Acids. This is to be used during week 2-5 of an 8 week bloom.

OverDrive -Overdrive is an ultra premium flower booster with an extremely extensive and very complex array of phosphorus and potassium sources. Hormones and catalytic agents are added in order to pack on extra girth and weight that produce unparalleled flower and oil production during the critical last weeks of flowering. Weeks 6-7.

Collosal Bud Blast - An incredible breakthrough in organic foliar spray formulation. Containing multiple organic transvectants that facilitate absorption of organic nutrients and hormones. It will increase growth, width, weight and oil.

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Calcium Products
Traditionally, the three “major plant nutrients” were thought to be Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium (NPK). Recent studies on Calcium have proven it to be just as important as the “the BIG 3”. First off, calcium is an essential part of plant cell wall structure. The more calcium present, the stronger and thicker the cell wall will be. In addition to its role in cell structure, Calcium also plays a role in regulating various cell and plant functions as a secondary messenger / co-factor. In this way Calcium assists in various plant functions including nutrient uptake. Magnesium goes hand in hand with Calcium. Although not as important, magnesium is part of the chlorophyll in all green plants and essential for photosynthesis. Magnesium also helps to activate specific enzyme systems. Both Calcium and magnesium are two of the most common deficiencies (especially when using purified (Reverse Osmosis) water, and need to be address and dealt with quick when diagnosed.

SensiCAL - Bloom and Grow Formulations. Has 4 forms of Chelated iron, 3 forms of Chelated Calcium, 2 forms of Magnesium (one is chelated and one isn’t) and every plant essential metal (zinc, boron, manganese, etc.) in both a chealted & unchealated form. Pretty Awesome! 100-200 ppms of SensiCal will balance out most any diet.

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Amino Acid Solutions
BioHeaven: The L-amino acids used by BioBizz for BioHeaven are extracted from organic protein sources via enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation. This process ensures the amino acids to be extracted in L-form, the only absorbed and used by plants. This component, in combination with other operative substances in BioHeaven, increases extremely the quantity of minerals in the soil. Normally, the percentage of minerals uptake lies around the 5-10%, the substances within BioHeaven can raise it up to 95%. 100% organic, Bio-Heaven contains a range of carefully selected bio-stimulants and organic ingredients that effectively turbo charge your plant into ridding itself of toxins, increasing its nutrient and trace element uptake and maximising its potential. This leads to enhanced vegetative growth, increased root system development and superior flowering performance. This product is also great for stressed out plants or if you want to just give them a kick.
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Agricultural Organics New “Yellow Bottle” Line of Additives
Pre Bloom: - Pre Bloom stimulates massive branching and triggers a stage of development called pre flowering, improving response at flower initiation. Plants grown using Pre Bloom also have much shorter internode spacing, producing much more compact plants without the use of Plant Growth Regulators.

Ultra Bloom: - Using organic plant signaling compounds and nucleic acids Ultra Bloom triggers flower development fast, increasing initial flower set. The signaling compounds in Ultra Bloom that trigger flower set are so specific they only switch on genes responsible for the development of female flowers. More Bloom sites less stretching!

Phat Bloom: is the big gun for using during the most rapid period of plant growth and development and also the exponential flowering phase during weeks three and four. Phat Bloom puts a on bio-mass faster during this period than any other product on the market. Phat Bloom utilizes the Sugar Translocation Technology (STT) and Phytic Acid to make flowers Phat fast.

Ooze Bloom: uses cutting edge technology developed through extensive research and development. Based upon commercial essential oil technology, advanced through research, Agricultural Organics have been able to stimulate the terpenoid production through natural bio stimulants. They combine this with their proprietary combination of triacontanol, rare earth minerals, fulvic acid, vitamins and amino acids. Ooze Bloom stimulates these secondary metabolites which aid in the synthesis of oil, sugar and resin production in fruits and flowers.

Final Bloom - his is an Organic stimulant consisting of organics phytohormones, fulvic acid, vitamins and amino acids. Use Final Bloom in the last two weeks of the flowering cycle just prior to harvest. You will see noticeable change’s in 2 -3 days. Final Bloom will increase yield, improve sugar / resin production, increase overall aroma, and create very dense fruit structure. It will really tighten up your flowers / fruit clusters and add to the overall quality. We have had customers that have come in saying that 2-3 days after adding this product to their reservoir solution their plants had just fallen over due to the sheer weight of the fruit. If you need to add some final density or bulk, this is it.
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