There are a lot of skills that go into hydroponic growing, but one of the most essential is simply knowing what tools you have at your disposal.
If you do not know what hydroponics products can act as plant growth enhancers, you will obviously not be able to use them, and you will never be able to know just how productive your hydroponics garden can be. Plant growth enhancers are all encompassing plant tonics containing natural ingredients such as alfalfa and seaweed extracts, plus additional macronutrients like vitamin B1, fulvic and humic acids. These are the core building blocks that will enable your plants to grow strong and flower abundantly.
This is why you should familiarize yourself with all of the hydroponics supplements and products at your disposal, and the effects that they have on your plants. While the basics of hydroponics are essential, you simply will not make too much progress without being very familiar with all the plant growth enhancers out there.
Beneficial Bacteria – When many beginner hydroponic growers think of bacteria, they immediately think of disease and infection. This is an unfair characterization, however, because a lot of bacteria can be very effective as plant growth enhancers. These bacteria colonize your root systems, fix nitrogen in your reservoir so that it can be utilized by your plants, and help protect your plants from disease. When used with organic hydroponic products, beneficial bacteria can create a system in your reservoir that is very likely to help create rapid and impressive growth.
Beneficial fungi – Most good hydroponic growers know that the key to getting a good yield is getting large roots. The larger that your roots are, the more equipped they will be to soak up all of the nutrients in your nutrient solution. That is why some of the most experienced hydroponic growers use beneficial fungi as a plant growth enhancer.
Humates – If you are looking for a very natural and effective plant growth enhancer, you simply cannot go wrong with humates like humic and fulvic acid. These compounds are actually found naturally in soil, and they are what give fertile soil its characteristic dark hue. They are essential to soil based plants because they actually break down nutrient into forms that are more available to plants, which greatly assists in nutrient uptake.
B Vitamin Supplements – One of the most potent plant growth enhancers that you can use is the B vitamin. If you have just been generally unhappy with the rate of growth of your plants you owe it to yourself to try it out. One of B vitamins best qualities is that it can combat stress, such as the kind that can be caused by harsh growing conditions, disease, or even just extremely rapid growth. With these stressors no longer inhibiting growth, your plant is free to grow just as rapidly as it wants.
But even if you growing conditions are otherwise perfect, and have very limited stressors, B vitamins can still act as plant growth enhancers. This is because these supplements work with amino acids and enzymes to increase your plants’ overall metabolism, making more efficient use of the nutrients at hand. This leads to explosive growth, and huge, swollen fruits and vegetables.