A high-carbon, fine-grained solid that can be used as a soil amendment. It can have the effects of increasing agricultural productivity, increasing soil fertility in soils with a low pH and protecting plants against some foliar and soil-borne diseases.
Biodynamic soil is free of chemical soil treatments. Soil only contains organic, usually locally-sourced materials for fertilizing and soil conditioning.
Compost teas are for plants what superfood smoothies are for humans – an instant boost of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
Worm castings are an organic form of fertilizer produced from earthworms. Also known as vermicast, worm castings manure is essentially earthworm waste, otherwise known as worm poo. As these creatures eat through compost, their waste creates an optimal soil enricher.
Fulvic acid is a bi-product of humic acid. Humic acid is extracted from any material containing well-decomposed organic matter – soil, coal, composts, etc. As humic material is decomposed by living microbes, these microbes create the most biologically complex organic compound on earth, fulvic acid. Fulvic acid helps to increase the nutrient uptake of plants and can condition soil for a more efficient use of fertilizers. They help in establishing healthier roots, help increase yield and are beneficial for an overall better plant development.
Granular Nutrients are fertilizers are solid granules. Granular fertilizers need a while to dissolve or decompose before plants can access their nutrients. Granular fertilizers are meant to be worked into the soil or sprinkled around plants. They last 1 to 9 months, depending on the type. Because they must first break down before releasing nutrients, it usually takes a watering and a few days to begin to see their results. It’s often good to work them into the ground before planting.
Guanos is the excrement from birds and bats and are among nature’s best organic fertilizers. Particularly high in nitrogen and phosphorus, guano fertilizers are excellent for use around fruiting and flowering plants.
Humic acids are a principal component of humic substances, which are the major organic constituents of soil (humus), peat and coal. It is also a major organic constituent of many upland streams, dystrophic lakes, and ocean water. It is produced by biodegradation of dead organic matter.
Liquid Soil Concentrate
A powdered hydroponic nutrient. Does not attract humidity, dissolves instantly when added to water. Does not require pH adjustments and no need for frequent dump and refresh.
Liquid Soil Fertilizers
Liquid fertilizers are water-soluble powders or liquid concentrates that mix with water to make a fertilizer solution. Best known by its ability to be quickly absorbed by the plant. Quick absorption means nutrients are immediately available. This can be beneficial when plants and turf need a quick boost. This results in instant gratification. Liquids provide short term rapid results for quick green up.
The vegetative section of a fungus consisting of a network of fine white filaments called hyphae. Mycelium lives in the soil where it aids in the decomposition of organic matter, converting biomass into compost. Mycelium can also form mycorrhiza with the roots of a cannabis plant, directly feeding nutrients into the roots.
A symbiotic relationship between a fungus and a plant. The fungus will colonize (or “infect”) the host plant’s roots entering into a mutualistic relationship. Mycorrhiza grows around and inside the roots feeding on the sugars provided while scavenging decomposing organic matter in the soil and “feeding” it directly into the root.
N-P-K: Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potash (Potassium)
N-P-K Rating system to show in fertilizer what levels of Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potash are really appropriate for your lawn, and garden plants.
Nitrogen helps make plants greener, and helps them grow faster. Nitrogen can be depleted over time by plants, or by being washed away.
Phosphorous is good for root growth, disease resistance, seed and fruit growth, and for blooming and flowering.
Potash can help with increasing root growth, with drought resistance, and with disease resistance. (So why is it K? Because it would be confusing if they used P twice in a row, and you’d never know which is which!)
In an in-ground grow, most of the nutrients plants need for growth would be supplied by the soil in which they are grown. However, soil is often deficient in specific nutrients. Powder nutrients can help in both of these situations. Powder nutrients, sometimes referred to as powdered soil, or powder feeds, are available in single nutrient packages, as well as premixed feeds that contain multiple nutrients. The single ingredient packages are best used for addressing deficiencies, while the premixed feeds are excellent options for creating entire nutrient solutions for plants.
Powder nutrients are similar to granular fertilizers used for soil gardens, however, the marketing around powder nutrients is specifically geared towards hydroponic growers.
Used to induce a second surge of flower production during the last three weeks of the flowering cycle. Shooting Powder forces a new stage of growth when the plant is almost ready to be cropped.
Nutrients and additives for your plants’ soil to boost, harden, and promote healthy growth. Also used for erosion prevention and dust prevention in any environment.
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