we at HBHQ are extremely excited to be almost ready to begin distribution of our range of products, starting with hugebloom! our explosive bloom booster powder which is an improvement on a tried and tested formula. Most bloom boosters contain just Phosphorous & Potassium, but plants need other elements to be available to enable proper uptake of Phosphorous and Potassium efficiently.
Nutrients And Their Effect On Plant Growth (source Link)
- (P)Phosphorus is important in plant bioenergetics. As a component of ATP, phosphorus is needed for the conversion of light energy to chemical energy (ATP) during photosynthesis. Phosphorus can also be used to modify the activity of various enzymes by phosphorylation, and can be used for cell signalling. Since ATP can be used for the biosynthesis of many plant biomolecules, phosphorus is important for plant growth and flower/seed formation. Phosphate esters make up DNA, RNA, and phospholipids. Most common in the form of polyprotic phosphoric acid (H3PO4) in soil, but it is taken up most readily in the form of H2PO4. Phosphorus is limited in most soils because it is released very slowly from insoluble phosphates. Under most environmental conditions it is the limiting element because of its small concentration in soil and high demand by plants and microorganisms. Plants can increase phosphorus uptake by a mutualism with mycorrhiza. A Phosphorus deficiency in plants is characterized by an intense green coloration in leaves. If the plant is experiencing high phosphorus deficiencies the leaves may become denatured and show signs of necrosis. Occasionally the leaves may appear purple from an accumulation of anthocyanin. Because phosphorus is a mobile nutrient, older leaves will show the first signs of deficiency. It is useful to apply a high phosphorus content fertilizer, such as bone meal, to perennials to help with successful root formation. Foliar spraying with hugebloom during the early stages of bloom ( before flowers form), can avoid phosphorous deficiency occuring.
- (K) Potassium regulates the opening and closing of the stomata by a potassium ion pump. Since stomata are important in water regulation, potassium reduces water loss from the leaves and increases drought tolerance. Potassium deficiency may cause necrosis or interveinal chlorosis. K+ is highly mobile and can aid in balancing the anion charges within the plant. Potassium helps in fruit colouration, shape and also increases its brix. Hence, quality fruits are produced in Potassium rich soils. It also has high solubility in water and leaches out of rocky or sandy soils. This water solubility can result in potassium deficiency. Potassium serves as an activator of enzymes used in photosynthesis and respiration Potassium is used to build cellulose and aids in photosynthesis by the formation of a chlorophyll precursor. Potassium deficiency may result in higher risk of pathogens, wilting, chlorosis, brown spotting, and higher chances of damage from frost and heat.
- (S) -Sulphur is a structural component of some amino acids and vitamins, and is essential in the manufacturing of chloroplasts. Sulphur is also found in the Iron Sulphur complexes of the electron transport chains in photosynthesis. It is immobile and deficiency therefore affects younger tissues first. Symptoms of deficiency include yellowing of leaves and stunted growth. Its also important in terpene production.
- (Mg) Magnesium is an important part of chlorophyll, a critical plant pigment important in photosynthesis. It is important in the production of ATP through its role as an enzyme cofactor. Magnesium deficiency can result in interveinal chlorosis. Magnesium is a key ingredient in most flavour enhancer products such as bud candy due to its relationship with the uptake of potasssium which is known to increase brix levels.( sugar content)
- Thiamine (Vitamin B1) – Has been shown to aid in the production of new roots but is also linked to the level of microbial activity at the rootzone due to being a high energy food source for beneficial soil bacteria and fungi such as Mycorrhizae and Trichoderma which are both extremely beneficial to plant health and result in accelerated growth rates.
Not only do we see exciting results from customers using our product we are on a crusade to educate growers worldwide about the huge benefits to using dry fertilizers instead of liquid nutrients.
Benefits to you..
- Dry Fertilizers are stable while stored in dry conditions and can be stored indefinitely.
- less prone to contaminants known to affect liquid nutrients.
- Far easier to take home, liquid nutrients are heavy.
- More potent, very little goes a long way so you pay less but harvest more!
Benefits to the planet
- Use 10% of the water needed to create liquid nutrients
- costs a fraction to ship around the planet
- less prone to spillages
We could go on for days as to why we could all benefit greatly if we all refused to purchase liquid nutrients, after all, we are essentially paying for 99% water which greatly adds to the transport costs and obviously impacts the final retail price so it’s a no brainer really.
Paying more for water than my utility co charges me doesn’t make much sense, which is why i prefer to receive exactly what i am paying for, the minerals, i can add my cheap water from home and save my legs not having to lug heavy big drums of nutrients around. (distill water or use R.O. if you live in a hard water area) Happy Feet, Happy Wallet, Happy Planet and best of all Happy Plants