This Nutrient Package was put together based on the Athena Blended Feed Schedule
These are recommendations based on our extensive testing. Every situation is unique and requires the grower to monitor plant health and adapt the recipe according to crop response. We want you to have success with your next Athena harvest. Reach out to us if you need pointers or just want to talk grow…we love it!
This Feeding Schedule is ideal when using rockwool media. Most cultivars do well with a lower EC when minerals are properly balanced. If you have heavy feeders it’s okay to increase A/B dosage slightly (always in equal amounts).
Fully inert coco tends to lock up initial doses of minerals, leaving the plants potentially deficient in the early stages. A good practice is to charge the media before transplant with a higher dosage—week four Grow or Bloom is usually a good target. Experienced growers often find plants can take higher dosages in coco (up to 3.0 EC), depending on irrigation frequency.
In a recirculating reservoir, different minerals are absorbed faster than others, leaving a solution imbalanced over time. If you top off water levels, add back all fertilizers based on the amount of water added. We recommend weekly reservoir changes to reestablish mineral balance. Use Cleanse every day at 2-5ml per gallon.
If the soil is already charged with fertilizer or amendments, start a lower dosage. Monitor runoff until you see nominal EC levels. This Feed Schedule works well in most soil conditions. If your media has a lot of perlite (+30%), increase EC. Perlite reduces CEC so media doesn’t hold as many minerals.
The Nutrient Delivery System is a simplistic system made up of four main panel sections which can be arranged to accommodate a wide variety of fertigation programs. With total control in mind, customizing the entire panel is easy based on your personal nutrient program! The Nutrient Delivery System thrives anywhere, from greenhouse environments to outdoors, allowing it to be installed in any application. By automating the nutrient delivery process it accurately dispenses the desired solution. This makes the time-draining practice of “measure and pour” a thing of the past, saving you time and money
The configuration below is using the Dosatron Lo-Flo system – 3/4" kits (Flow Range 2 – 10 GPM)
Creating the right nutrient mix for your hydroponic growing operations is a delicate science. With Dosatron’s full line of injectors, you can automate your process to create fine-tuned, multi-chemical mixes with repeatable results, every time!
They are water-powered so no electricity is needed and compared to other dosing products on the market, they are easy to maintain and keep in service — saving you time and money.
Silicon Supplement for Ph Balance
Athena Balance provides essential nutrients for crops in any stage of growth. It is also effective for adjusting pH up without harsh chemicals. Recommended for use with batch tank mixing and Dosatron. Do not use with Netaflex (or other electronic dosers).
For Clean Roots - Flushing Agent
Athena Cleanse is made from the ideal (and safe) root zone optimizing agents--Hypochlorous acid. This safe and mild acid is derived from salt and a proprietary electrochemical treatment process. The result is a unique, plant-safe chemical with powerful oxidative properties to keep your root zone clean and free of unwanted organisms and buildup. These special properties improve both mineral and oxygen availability in the growing media.
Calcium, Magnesium & Iron Supplement
Athena CaMg is designed to supplement either of our 2-part liquid formulas. Some cultivars and growing conditions may require higher doses of Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, and Nitrogen during heavy growth and development phases. This product effectively corrects these common deficiencies without throwing off overall elemental balance. In systems using reverse osmosis (RO) water and plants grown in inert media, such as coco and rockwool, Athena CaMg is particularly useful. Although our 2-part formulas already provide sufficient levels of Calcium and Magnesium, some growers require to find supplementation helpful in demanding conditions.
Athena Grow A & Athena Grow B
2-Part Vegetative Nutrient
Athena Grow is a simple and clean formula designed for the vegetative stage of growth and for non-flowering plants. Our careful balanced mineral ratios help facilitate optimal plant development including photosynthesis, healthy respiration, and robust stalk and root growth.
Athena Bloom A & Athena Bloom B
2-Part Flowering Nutrient
Athena Bloom is a simple and clean 2-part formula designed for the flowering stage of growth for fruit and flower-producing plants. We blend top of the line macronutrients and chelated micronutrients to achieve greater nutrient uptake ability across a wider pH range in any combination of grow method, water-type and media.
Athena PK is a balanced bloom-boosting complement to our Bloom fertilizers. This clean liquid booster is designed to supplement during the mid-to-late-flowering phase. Athena PK is a low Nitrogen booster that provides additional Phosphorus and Potassium that high-yielding plants require for maximal production. Many PK boosters add far too many of these elements and create a cascade of problems, such as reducing Calcium and Magnesium availability. Balanced elemental bioavailability is essential in the flowering phase to boost essential oil and terpene production.
Broad Spectrum Pesticide & Fungicide
Athena IPM is a complete pest management formula that kills many soft-bodied insects and mildew on contact. When used as directed Athena IPM penetrates plant crevices and leaf surfaces where unwanted biotic infections seek to colonize.
Athena IPM is an effective treatment against many soft-bodied insects. Will treat adults, nymphs, larvae and eggs. Kills on contact. Also effective in treating common fungal infections.
Root & Bloom Enhancer
Stack is a natural plant nutrient made from kelp extract. The nutrients in Stack encourage healthy growth and flowering. Stack gives the plant tools to reach its full genetic potential. When used as a foliar or root drench, Stack helps correct minor potassium deficiencies.
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Q: What is the difference between the Blended Line and Pro Line?
A: The Blended Line is ideal for use with recirculating systems but can be used with all watering systems. It is a two-part liquid formula, sediment free. Use Grow A&B or Bloom A&B in equal amounts.
The Pro Line is ideal for use with drip drain to waste systems, and dosing systems utilizing stock tanks. It is a two-part powder that provides all the essential micro/macro/trace elements required for medicinal cultivation. Both Lines can be used in any grow medium.
Q: How do I pre soak cubes?
A: Pre soaking cubes with the Blended Line:
Q: Should I use an airstone?
A: No. Airstones will cause pH to rise over time. We recommend using a circulation pump to keep your solution mixed.
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