Level 1 – General Purpose Nutrient – All System Types
One mix, which is suitable for all crop types whether it be leaf crops, vine crops or flower crops. Simply use a different nutrient strength when growing different crop types in separate hydroponic systems, or an average nutrient strength when sharing the same growing system. Ideal for home growers or small commercial systems.
All hydroponic nutrient supplied by Pure Hydroponics is Batched.
A Batched Nutrient is where the individual nutrient elements (e.g Mono Potassium Phosphate, Magnesium Sulphate) are weighed out and layered on top of each other to achieve a total bag weight. The full bag is intended to be dissolved all at once into a stock solution tank.
Some elements are not compatible with each other when converted into a concentrated stock solution form so they are grouped together in separate A and B Bags.
The Batched nutrient method avoids the shortcomings of Blended nutrient which is made in bulk and has a tendency for unevenly dispersed elements throughout a total mix.
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1kg of nutrient dissovles into 10 litres of water to make a stock solution.
As a guide 5kg of nutrient crystals/powder will make 5,000 litres of nutrient solution at EC1.0 (CF 10) – A common strength for lettuces and leafy greens.
5kg of nutrient crystals/powder will make 2000 litres of nutrient solution at EC2.75 (CF 27.5) – A common starting strength for tomatoes and capsicums when at fruiting stage.
Simply add water to make a stock solution.
Nutrients can also be supplied in liquid form but these are simply the same balanced powdered formulas premixed with water and bottled. Growers get more value for money purchasing a powdered nutrient.
Pure Hydroponic recommends that all commercial growers have a sample of their water supply tested in a laboratory so that we can make a recommendation on the suitability of the water supply and the best nutrient for the type of crop being grown.
By purchasing a pre-batched hydroponic nutrient growers are able to save the time and hassle of having to make it themselves and they do not need to be concerned with the careful storage, handling and weighing of individual raw materials.
They can trust that the nutrient they buy is accurate and made in a professional purpose built manufacturing facility to the highest standards using only the finest raw materials.