Reach Plant Nirvana With The Northern Califormula
Cutting Edge Solutions award-winning line of nuterients, supplements, and beneficials create The Northern Califormula. Meticulously developed with more than 50 years of experience in agricultural sciences and microbiology, our family of products is the secret to your success.
This line up by CES is broken down into several "families", Base, Strength, Advanced Molecular, and the Biological family. The Northern Califormula is a professional formulation suitable for large-scale farms, as well as small urban gardens. Our Products are simple to use and are developed by farmers, for farmers.
Our prorietary formulation process ensure rapid nutient uptake and assimilation by your plants. We have strict quality control procesdure that ensures that nutrient levels are consistant for all of our products.
All Cutting Edge Solutions formulas contain no hormones, plant growth regulators, or dyes.3-Part Base Nutrients (Grow/Micro/Bloom)CES developed their base 3-part system, Micro, Grow & Bloom, to be the cleanest and highest quality mineral-based fertilizer system available. Handmade by our (extended) family business, we take no shortcuts in assuring that we offer a product line that is reasonably priced, without sacrificing the quality of the products or the growth potential of plants. The CES line was made to be simple and easy to use for beginner gardeners, while also being adaptable for advanced gardening techniques. The 3-PART is developed for use across a wide spectrum of water sources, as well as growing techniques from Deep Water Culture to good old fashioned soil. CES 3-Part is the base to healthy and happy plants.
Micro 6-0-0: Micro is the constant through CES's base family, and is to be used through the entirety of the plants life cycle. Micro is packed with all of the micronutrients your plant will need for optimal health, as well as the a strong nitrogen and calcium base for the 3-Part System.
Grow 2-1-6: Grow can be used in the vegatative and transitional stages of the plant's growth, adding nitrogen and potassium to enhance the plant's photosynthetic rate and energy transfer, as well as making sure to regulate C02 uptake.
Bloom 0-6-5: Bloom's phosphorous heavy make up is great for enhancing flower production and encouring the plant to shift it's hormonal signals from vegatative to flower.Advanced Molecular Family (Sugaree/Sour-Dee/BulletProof Si)Cutting Edge Solutions Advanced Molecular Family of products encompass Bulletproof Si, a groundbreaking bioavailable silica supplement, and two varieties of our complexed carbohydrate supplements, Sugaree™ & Sour-Dee™. The Advanced Molecular Family is designed to build upon our Base Family, and accelerate plant performance to the absolute limit. Our specialty silica is beneficial throughout the entire growth cycle, and our groundbreaking carbohydrate complexes help to stimulate plants and build weight through the entire flower season.
Bulletproof Si: Bulletproof Si is derived from silicon dioxide and benefits flower mass while producing tough, deep-green leaves that are capable of high rates of photosynthesis. The rapidly available form of silica promotes plant resistance to stressors like heat, cold, drought, pests, and accelerated mitosis, as well as strengthening the cellular structure of your leaves. Always apply Bulletproof Si to water first, before fertilizer. **NOTE** Bulletproof Si uses specialty enzymes in the formula that create a strong sour, and ammonia-like aroma as it works. This smell is normal, and may become stronger over time.
Sugaree/Sour-Dee: Sugaree & Sour-Dee from Cutting Edge Solutions is your solution for fueling heavier harvests, amplified flavors, and increased resin and terpene production. Sugaree & Sour-Dee are both complex polysaccharides, folded into a matrix fortified with an emulsion of trace minerals. This carbohydrate complex provides additional energy to process and metabolize fertilizer farther into the season, as well as provides food for the thriving microbiology in your root-zone. The decision between using Sugaree or Sour-Dee would reflect your plants natural genetic terpene profiles. When focusing on sweet, fruity, and floral strains, Sugaree is the way. If you are growing sour, citrus, fuel, and piney strains, Sour-Dee is for you. You may combine both for a ‘sweet and sour’ effect. Feed regularly during flowering season, as well as during flush stage for maximum resin production.Strength FamilyThe Strength Family from Cutting Edge Solutions is suitable for root-feeding in all mediums, as well as foliar feeding. We use naturally occuring agents that serve not only for chelating and complexing, but additionally offer plants a source of energy once their chelating function is complete. We utilize these natural agents instead of synthetic agents that are not biodegradable, and may accumulate in the plant tissue. Inferior synthetic chelates may rob the plant of necessary trace metals, and create deficiency or damage to plant tissue which in turn will increase plant susceptibility to pests and pathogens. Through extensive real-world research, Cutting Edge Solutions has created purpose-built solutions to common genetic deficiencies. Natural chelates also allow for foliar applications of Plant Amp, Uncle John's Blend, Mag-Amped, and Cal-Mag during rising sun, or under low-intensity indoor lighting. The ability to apply during the photosynthesis, delivering nutrients directly into the stomata, is key to fastidious treatment of deficiency. Please note that proper care and treatment will extend the shelf-life of our products. Stored properly, out of direct light and extreme temperatures, we expect to see a 12-24 month shelf-life on these products once opened.
Plant Amp: Plant Amp is an OMRI certified calcium dense formula that can be used through out the plant's life cycle, strengthening the cell walls of your plant as well as improving the metabolic processing of nutrients. Plant Amp is perfect for naturally magnesium rich soils, or mixing with CES's Mag-Amped to create your own perfect blend.
Mag-Amped: Mag-Amped is a pure magnesium product that can be used through out the plant's life cycle, promoting root delopment and the synthesis of chlorophyll. Mag-Amped can be used to get rid of deficiencies, or you can use Mag-Amped with Plant Amp to create a perfect calcium magnesium rich mixture.
Uncle John's Blend: UJB is a complex potassium mixture that is used primarily to enhance a plant's metabolic rate, especialy for flowering plants during the blooming stage.
Cal-Mag Amplified: CES made it easy for farmers and small growers alike by introducing Cal-Mag Amplified. This formula is the ideal choice for supplementing your native soil with pure, rapidly absorbable forms of calcium and magnesium. This can be used throughout the plant's life cycle.
Biological Family (HumTea) - Cutting Edge Solutions line of in-house produced bio invigoration supplements benefit farmers using any type of medium or grow method. HumTea is the culmination of early a decade of laboratory and greenhouse research. HumTea will stimulate your and greatly enhance you plants creation of acid phosphatase, making phosphorous far more available to your plants.
HumTea: HumTea was the first beneficial tea to hit the hydroponics market, launched in 2001 after four years of research. HumTea® is not just a fertilizer, rather a specialized blend of proprietary ingredients, humic compounds, sea kelp, and earthworm castings. Once brewed, these inputs make a very clean an effective tea that functions as a healthy biologically diverse liquid topsoil. HumTea can be used during all stages of plant growth; cloning, vegetative & mothers, flowering, and flushing cycles.
- Tech Specs
Brand Cutting Edge Solutions SKU CESBUNDLE-GP Nutrient Application Hydroponic and Soil Nutrient Nutrient Type Synthetic Based
- Product Q&A
Cutting Edge Solutions Nutrient Package Questions & Answers
Does your product work with all mediums?
Yes. Cutting Edge Solutions products have been developed wth a very broad range of variables, from water sources to varying types of medium and growing methods. Through our experience with these differences we have achieved a final formula that is effective when used across a wide spectrum of methods.
How long should I go between tank changes?
Tank change intervals depend on the size of your reservoir, and whether or not you are using a drain to waste or recirculating watering system. The average life span of a reservoir is about 5-7 days. When using drain to waste it is best to check your PPM/EC level as the nutrient solution is used to make sure that there is no spike in the PPM/EC, but usually the plants will use the fertilizer as they grow. It is more critical to check your nutrient solution while utilizing a recirculating system, as the runoff can drastically change the PPM/EC level of your nutrient solution. If your PPM/EC is raising in your re-circulating reservoir, you should top it off with plain water until your meter shows an acceptable level.
The size of a plant or the growth stage can determine the rate of water usage and nutrient uptake. Logically, the larger the plant gets, the more water and nutrient it will use. Some short-term crop plants (tomatoes, lettuce) go through an aggressive nutrient uptake around the 3-5 week period, so make sure to keep up on tank changes/monitoring during this critical time period.
Is a transition period necessary between the vegetative and bloom stage?
Depending on the type of plant you are growing, a transition mix may be beneficial. Some more hardy plants don’t need to gradually accept a new mix, while some more delicate plants appreciate more subtle changes in its' diet in order to reduce the risk of shock. Slower growing plant varieties may benefit from a transition period more than a faster growing variety as well. Some plants are naturally more efficient at taking up Iron and don’t require a transition stage.
What is the optimal Ph level for my nutrient solution?
The optimum Ph level for maximum nutrient availability is different for all elements, for instance Nitrogen has a different optimal Ph range than Phosphorus. The optimal Ph range can also vary due to medium and growing method variances, that is to say soil vs. rockwool or Aeroponics vs. Ebb and Flow. Therefore, we recommend a Ph range that is most inclusive, from 4.5 to 6.5. The Ph level we recommend for the most inclusive beneficial range is 6. We do not recommend using Ph up at any time. If your water is acidic, i.e. RO water, adjust your water to Ph 7.0, then add nutrients. Utilizing this method, the elements are less likely to be locked out because of a severe Ph swing.
What PPM/EC is optimum for my nutrient solution?
PPM levels vary from situation to situation. Our recommended vegetative mixing rate can run as high as 2000 PPM, while a “flush” mixing rate is much lower. Please refer to the CES product mixing and reference chart for specific recommended PPM ranges for our products. Note: O