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EXAMPLE OF A NUTRIENT SCHEDULE FOR CLEAN MEDICINE AND A FULLY SMOOTH, ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE
SUPERNATURAL BRAND PURE MINERAL ADDITIVES
GREEN STAY - is our Cal-Mag, it greens plants up.
ULTIMATE THRIVE - makes plants stronger.
ENORMOUS - makes crops grow larger faster, and speeds up the entire growth cycle.
18 Reasons WHY Supernatural Brand has become the NATURAL Choice
1. Grows bigger plants faster.
2. Produces uniform, professional results with ultimate control and forgiveness.
3. Far Superior to top feeding.
4. Completely expandable for maximum performance and designed for any level of automation.
5. Safer, economical and more reliable than any conventional flood and drain system.
6. Greatly reduces water consumption and nutrient usage, saving you money.
7. Built in residue free reservoir with shuttle valve technology. This feature allows for more vertical growth space.
8. Sealed dark reservoir maintains freshness while keeping atmospheric humidity down between feeding cycles.
9. The nutrient solution insulates and moderates the root zone temperature effectively for less shock and superior growth.
10. Very effective and reliable sub-irrigation and capillary absorption design to maintain plant and growth medium stability crop after crop.
11. Eliminates the need for expensive equipment like submersible pumps, gfci’s, and grounded heavy duty timers.
12. Very Safe. Low pressure air-powered flash flood and drain eliminates any electrical hazard associated with you and the nutrient solution.
13. No magnetic drive interference with trace elements from magnetic drive pumps.
14. No chance of oil contamination from submersible oil filled pumps.
15. Unique design allows you to easily and thoroughly leach plants for a superior, clean finished product with certified pure laboratory analysis.
16. For bottom flood, use a supplemental reservoir at half strength with a Blumat® in the Air Saucer® or Air Table® to keep them automatically topped up with the perfect amount of food.
17. Specifically designed for use with Supernatural® Brand Terraponics® [The Superior Plant Growth Method], but can be used with any other medium.
18. Very easy to set up and use.
Supernatural Brand Nutrients are pH buffered, meaning that they require no pH adjustment. They will adjust the pH for you. When you mix Supernatural Nutrients they are made to start on the more acidic side. As the acidic nutrients are being absorbed the pH will start to rise. So, typically Gro and Bloom Terra will start at about 5.8-5.9 and then rise up to about 6.3 as the more acidic nutrients are absorbed. Gro and Bloom Aqua are buffered lower for hydroponics. Once mixed, they come out around 5.5-5.8. Having this range will benefit your plants greatly, because nutrients are absorbed at different pH levels. The goal of pH buffering is to have your nutrients absorbed throughout a range of pH's. Below is a chart that helps explain nutrient absorption at different pH levels.
Nutrient Absorption at Different pH Levels
When you MIGHT have to adjust your pH
If you're adding a whole bunch of additives your may have to adjust your pH. When you use Supernatural additives you won’t have to adjust your pH. If you add other nutrient line's additives, we aren’t sure what it will do to your pH. Keep in mind, Supernatural is a One Part, so you shouldn’t be adding a bunch of other additives anyway.
What if my pH is really high?
If your pH coming out of the tap, or after Reverse Osmosis is still about 8.0, we suggest that you use pH down and adjust your water to 7.0, then mix Supernatural Brand Nutrients. Certain minerals will not dissolve in when the water is too alkaline. It is best to first pH your water to 7.0, then mix. Using Green Stay will remineralize your RO water and is also used as a Cal-Mag for coco.
ROOTING GELS VS. POWDERS
Using Gel As A Carrier For Rooting Hormones Is A Very Bad Idea
Rooting Gels set up favourable conditions for root rot, ( areas of high moisture, low oxygen). They also contain preservatives that inhibit root growth. Without the added preservatives the jar of rooting gel would turn into a mass of mould and bacteria within weeks. The same conditions prevail in a lab petrie dish where bacteria are grown.
If you are not getting explosive root growth within 7-10 days under normal circumstances, try rooting some cuttings without rooting hormone alongside cuttings with rooting gel. In most cases, you will find that the cuttings without the rooting hormone will root much better.
The most effective rooting hormones are powdered, without growth inhibiting preservatives. Rooting gels were created as an added way to market rooting hormone, many claims are made without any real scientific data or efficacy tests to back them up. They can manufacture registered products with a hormone percentage, but there are no tests for the effectiveness of the product with its combined carriers, additives, and preservatives. It is only distributed with a label guaranteed analysis for hormone strength. Commercial and professional greenhouse operations always use rooting powders.
Conclusion – using any gel as a carrier for rooting hormone is a very bad idea.