Every hydroponic nutrient line has their very own signature product(s). Normally their signature product is unlike any other product found on the market. Countless hours of research are invested into the uniqueness and potency of these products. I have put together a few items I personally believe to be unique within the industry myself. All of these products should be available for purchase at your local Fifth Season Gardening store.
First on my list is Canna Boost. Canna Boost is a high-energy growth booster. Without any added plant growth regulators, it’s created by a natural fermentation process. This process assures that Canna Boost is rich in vitamins, carbohydrates, minerals, proteins and amino acids. The result is a heightened immune response, a faster finish, and an increase in quality in your crop. Canna Boost is one of those products many try to imitate, but fail to, because of its unique quality to perform within plants in accelerated growth conditions. Canna Boost can be applied by foliar spray at a mixing rate of 8ml/gal, and at a ratio of 8-16l/gal when added to your reservoir.
Botanicare’s Liquid Karma is another great product that acts as a plant growth enhancer. It contains metabolically active and organic compounds that are not found in your normal plant foods or plant supplements. Liquid karma is immediately absorbed by plants when applied, and acts as a catalyst to increase plant growth under many different conditions. This product produces a large amount of energy that is turned into immediate growth. This product is beneficial for the production of larger fruits, vegetables, and flowers, healthy rooting of cuttings, and protection from transplant shock. Apply at 1tsp/gal to help with seed germination and when applying as a foliar, 3-4tsp/gal for help with cuttings, and around 2tsp/gal during the growth cycle.
Advanced Nutrients’ Bud Factor X is perfect for your essential oil and aromatic crops. Bud Factor X is specially formulated to signal receptors that naturally occur in plants on a cellular level, to produce resin and aroma during the plants’ blooming stage. Bud Factor X should be applied with the Advanced Base line Trio or Sensi Line nutrients. When absorbed by the roots, it signals receptors that maximize the production of these resin and aromatic compounds. Start at week 2-week 7 at 2ml/L in your hydroponics reservoir.
General Hydroponics’ Floralicious is an excellent combination of plant, marine and mineral extracts. Floralicious extracts key elements from vegetable protein, humic & fulvic acids, and Sea Kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum.) Use throughout your plants’ entire life cycle for maximum benefits, from seedling to harvest.
Floralicous also contains Bacillus Subtillus a well known pro-biotic for plants when applied by foliar spray or at the root zone. Enhancing metabolic growth, promoting flower development, stimulating the swelling of fruit, Floralicious also aids in enhancing essential oil production. Apply foliar (my favorite way) at 1-2tsp/gal and in your reservoir 1tsp/5 gal.