What is hydroponic fertilizer?
Hydroponic nutrient packages contain all the nutrients and supplements growers need for their indoor hydroponic operation, easing the hassle and anxiety of having to formulate your own feeding schedule. These nutrients are specifically for hydroponic systems, but we also have soil nutrient packages and organic nutrient packages.
What nutrients do hydroponics need?
Plants grown hydroponically need the same essential nutrients a soil plant needs. These include macronutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium, but especially micronutrients, since hydroponic plants due not have access to these through soil. Other recommended supplements for hydroponic gardens include silica, root stimulants, and cal-mag.
How do plants get nutrients in hydroponics?
Once you have mixed your fertilizer with pH neutral water, an air pump and air stone introduce oxygen into the nutrient solution, making it more readily available for plant roots. Then, a water pump delivers the nutrient solution through the hydroponic system directly to the hydroponic grow media, feeding the plants directly at their roots.
If you have any questions about the nutrients in these packages, give one of our experienced growers a call today at 888-815-9763, or visit our learning center and read some of our articles on Nutrients and Fertilizer!