Top Additives to Boost Yield in Hydro!
To boost your yield in a hydro system, start with your feed.
Here's what you should be doing.
1. Rooting Boosters
Get your roots right and plants can absorb more of the nutrients and water needed to fuel flowering. Plant with bigger roots can also support the weight of heavier fruit.
Here are some of the rooting boosters you should use:
2. Flowering Boosters
Sounds obvious. But you'd be surprised how many people don't do this.
'Wait! Don't bloom nutrients give plants eveything they need!?" we hear you cry.
Yes, but flowering boosters turbocharge flower formation. Especially if you use the right ones together. Really, you want to use at least a:
- PK Booster: provide the building blocks for flowering (P & K)
- Bloom Stimulator/Booster: force plants to use the building blocks (boost metabolism)
PK boosters, like SHOGUN PK Warrior and Canna PK 13/14 provide a rich supply of readily available potassium (K) and phosphorous (P). These are the fundamental raw ingredients needed to develop fruit and flowers.
Bloom Stimulators / Boosters
3. Silicon Enhancements
A stronger, tougher plant will always yield more than a weaker one – there's no doubt about it.
Exposing your plants to Silicon, either as a root feed or foliar spray, thickens cell walls with endless benefits.
- Pests find it tougher to penetrate the surface of plants
- Enviormental factors (like wind) have less of an impact
- Bigger leaves can absorb more light for photosynthesis
- Thicker stems can support heavier yields
We could go on, but we already went to town in Why Plants LOVE Silicon. Give it a read.
Almost everything you feed your plants has implications on your yield size.
The heavy hitters are listed above, but there are a few other products well worth checking out.
The provide stress relief and acts as a general health booster - like SuperThrive.
They're great for reducing the stress of cloning and potting on.
Late Flowering Feeds
Replace your regular nutrients with one of these in the last two weeks before harvest to ripen fruits and boost their final size and weight.
A good one is SHOGUN Dragon Force.
|Don't push too hard and overfeed plants - too much of a good thing can make you sick. Make sure your nutrient strength stays inside the safe range.|
Did You Know?
Can altering nutrient strength and feed times at critical times actually have an influence on yields? Find out more about it here.