Boost Your Nutrient IQ. Whether you are growing your crops outdoors or indoors, one thing is certain--nutrients play a major factor in your crop’s success.
For plants grown outside, soil can provide a wide range of naturally occurring nutrients, and additional nutrients can be added to boost growth. However, because outdoor growing is harder to control, it is common for outdoor crops to have an imbalanced amount of nutrients. While one plant may thrive, the one next to it may wither and die.
One of the benefits of indoor growing is that you are able to retain more control over the growing process. You are able to better govern environmental factors, yielding a more fruitful crop. And once you find the right balance of nutrients for the crop you are growing, you have a winning recipe to replicate a strong, healthy harvest over and over again.
Want to learn more about some of the best nutrients on the market today to maximize your indoor harvest? Read on to boost your nutrient IQ and reap the rewards.
What Do I Need to Get Started?
If you’re new to indoor growing, figuring out what nutrients you need can seem like a daunting task. There are a multitude of products on the market, and each nutrient has a different purpose. Ultimately, your goal is to give each type of plant you’re growing the right amount of nutrients at the right times. And no two plants are alike, so you’ll have to find the right ratios and recipes for each type of plant you’re growing. By experimenting, following manufacturers’
Here are a few things to consider:
Nutrient Ratios: Investigate each brand you are considering using to find out what nutrient ratios are included in their formulas. Different stages of the growing process may require a different nutrient ratio, so making sure you pay attention to nutrient ratios and researching what may be best for the stage of growth your crop is in is essential.
Ingredients: Carefully evaluate the ingredients being used in each product. While different products may have the same NPK values, they may use different ingredients and different ratios of nutrients to get there. Investigating ingredients will also tell you if the product is synthetic or organic.
Designed for Soil or Hydroponic Growing: It is critical that you match your nutrients to the type of growth medium you are using. Many hydroponic nutrient products contain everything a plant needs to grow and thrive in that growth environment.
Nutrients and Supplements are Not Equal: Products that have low NPK levels are likely supplements, not nutrients. Therefore, selecting products that have high NPK levels will lead to higher levels of success without having to use many more additives.
Shop with the Same Brand: For a more consistent growing experience and to help you better control the growth environment, using products from one brand is advisable. Product manufacturers crate their products to work together, so using one brand consistently can help yield better results.
Ready to get started? Click on each category below to find our recommendations for the best nutrients on the market to help you find success with indoor farming.
Base Nutrients: These products help give your crop the successful foundation they need for a strong showing. Nutrients can be organic or synthetic.
Nutrient Kits: Nutrient kits are an easy way to get everything you need throughout the growth cycle.
Nutrients Control: Flushing solutions will help keep your plants clean while introducing additional helpful nutrients.
Boosters: Boosters help improve nutrient intake and can help improve your yield.
pH Adjusters: Having the right pH is essential to ensure that nutrients are effectively absorbed.
No matter whether you’re growing in soil or hydroponics, make sure you adhere to manufacturer specifications
Visit Indoor Growing Canada to learn more and to purchase a wide variety of nutrients and growing supplies that can help you perfect the art of indoor farming.