One great way of upgrading your crop insurance is the introduction of vitamins as part your feeding schedule. Now I know what you’re thinking: plants naturally produce their own vitamins on demand, why would I need to add more? This is true, however……
Most of us prefer little to NO interruptions in a grow cycle. When plants get stressed, however, they go into a hibernation mode to conserve energy and recover. This recovery time is important in order to save your harvest, but can cost you up to two weeks of precious growing time. That’s time running lights, fans, a/c’s etc., costing you money, time, and energy.
The introduction of vitamins helps to protect your plants from stresses caused by less-than-ideal conditions in you grow space. There are several vitamins your plants will benefit from introducing into your feeding regimen: B1, B2, B3, B6 and C have all been proven effective in many studies. By adding these supplements, you can help your plants recover from environmental stresses more quickly, because the plants won’t have to use their own stores of these vitamins for repair and recovery.
Here is a list of the benefits of using vitamins:
- Stress Relief
- Shorten Plant Transplant Shock
- Faster Seed Germination
- Improves Plant Overall Health and Metabolism
- Resistance to Fungal Root and Insect Attacks
And I’ll leave you with one final tip from a well respected Industry Leader:
Harley Smith from NPK industries recommends, B-vitamins as being beneficial when transplanting from soil to hydroponics. Simply soak the plant roots in a bucket of lukewarm water with a few drops of B-vitamins added. Gently remove as much of the soil as possible, then transplant to a hydroponic system. Once the plant recovers, it will usually thrive!