NutriHydro Iron Chelate is used to treat iron deficiencies in crops. When used regularly, NH Iron Chelate direct nutrients at the stem causing increase in girth. When stems grow thicker, the roots follow, and so do the foliage. Lettuces and leafy greens grown with NH Iron Chelate are relatively thicker when measured with a caliper compared to crops grown without NH Iron Chelate.
NutriHydro Growth Nutrient is used as an additive to grow foliage. It is driven by nitrogen to push for growth and also uses a well-balanced composition of potassium, and a complete host of micronutrients for the overall complete health of crops.
Can I use NH Growth Nutrient with other Brands of Nutrients for Hydroponics?
Yes, you absolutely can and NH Growth Nutrient will work wonders. However, we strongly advise growers to ensure that steps are taken to measure the condition of the final solution. The term final solution is defined as water that is used to feed crops in hydroponics enriched with nutrients. We very strongly advise growers to use a set of pH and TDS meters. Some nutrient solutions for lettuce read very acidic while some claim to work full crop absorption at pH levels 7 and beyond. We strongly advise growers to take precaution and use a set of pH and TDS meters to ensure parameters of the final solution are kept at optimum levels.
The science of hydroponics require growers to have the ability to measure, such is the nature of science. The saying “what you can measure, you can manage” is coined basis on the essence of science being measurable.
Using a set of pH and TDS meters, adjust the pH level of your final solution by using NH pH Adjusters. Follow your crop’s requirements. Lettuce for example thrives at pH between 5.5 to 6.0. Below 5.5 and the ability for potential maximum growth is hindered. Low pH leads to constricted access of crops to growth nutrients. To solve, leach your final solution and replace with fresh water. If leaching is not possible, then use NH pH UP to increase the pH. In growing lettuce, pH above 6 restricts the crops’ access to micronutrients. This leads to an unhealthy crop resulting in parts of the foliage turning yellow. Restricted absorption of micronutrients also lead to growth stunt. Noteworthy to know is that when final solution increases from pH 6 to 6.5, generally, only half of the iron becomes available to lettuce crops. In growing lettuce, pH is the key and keep it between 5.5 to 6.
Different crops have different pH requirements. Dial in the pH and give it the right amount of nutrients. To know that you are putting in the right amount nutrients, use a TDS meter.
There are growers out there who like to go beyond the limits of required TDS for crops. We highly advise to trial a small batch before implementing on your entire system.