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#5001 - "Grow More Nutritious Vegetables Without Soil" - By Jim Taylor

  1. INTRODUCTION -

  2. PLANTS -

  3. PLANT NUTRITION -

  4. PLANT NUTRIENTS FOR HUMAN NUTRITION -

  5. SOILLESS GROW MEDIA -

  6. HYDROPONIC SYSTEMS -

  7. CONTROLLING THE ENVIRONMENT -

  8. HOW TO SET UP A HOME GARDEN -

  9. INTENSIVE VEGETABLE GROWING -

  10. ABOUT VEGETABLES -

  11. SURVIVING WITH HYDROPONICS -

  12. TROUBLE SHOOTING, DISEASES AND PESTS -

 

 
#5003 - How to Get Started Now Info Kit - E-Book: Hydroponic Vegetable Gardening Plans Made Easy - Membership: Hydroponic Vegetable Gardening Community - Including: Member Discounts

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  • E-Book - "Hydroponic Vegetable Gardening Plans Made Easy" including complete step by step instructions and illustrations for building your own hydroponic garden (each of three different hydroponic methods Wick System, Water Culture and Gravel Culture). It is very complete and easy to follow. You will not find this information anywhere else.
  • Membership in the Hydroponic Vegetable Gardening Community including access to a restricted site including member on-line deep purchase discounts.
  • Save $100's on purchase of supplies.
  • Pictures, illustrations & detailed plans.
  • Creative sources for readily available materials including gravel trays and nutrient reservoirs for purchase on-line or from local suppliers.
  • Designs to enhance your landscape.
  • Garden set-up & operating instructions.
  • On-line and email support (24-7).
  • Web access (no shipping charge).


 
#5011 - 5042 - Jim Taylor's Three Part Hydroponic Nutrient Formula for Vegetables

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This advanced three-part hydroponic nutrient formula for vegetables consists of three separately formulated dry powder mixtures - 1) Base Formula (A) (7-10-25) including all primary, secondary and trace element nutrients recommended for healthful vegetable crop production, 2) Nitrogen Additive Formula (15.5-0-0), and 3) Potassium Additive Formula (0-0-50).

There are two important factors to be considered in formulating hydroponic nutrient solutions. Since plants do not discriminate well in the absorption and usage of nutrients, especially nitrogen, a well balanced nutrient solution must be maintained to meet all plant demands consistently. Secondly, in order to accommodate and promote the three phases of vegetable development (growth, flowering and fruiting) adjustments of both nitrogen and potassium are recommended during the growing season.

Properly mixed according to instructions, these soluble nutrients  will deliver the following parts per million in solution of primary nutrients during each of the three phases of plant development as indicated. Also includes all secondary and micro nutrients needed. No other additives or trace elements or hormones or growth stimulants or any other plant food is necessary or recommended. This hydroponic nutrient is 100% complete.

    Growth Flowering Fruiting    
  Nitrogen (N)
Available Phosphate (P2O5
Soluble Potash (K2O)
Calcium (Ca)
Magnesium (Mg)
176
120
300
143
36
60
120
300
.6
36

 

107
120
600
57
36
   

During the growth phase, more nitrogen promotes healthy vegetation. However, reducing the nitrogen concentration (nitrogen starving) during the blooming period stresses the plant just enough to promote the development of healthy flowers. It's part of the reproduction process.  When fruiting occurs, proper balancing of both nitrogen and especially higher levels of potassium promotes abundant fruit.

In warm climate zones assuming a variety of seasonal vegetable crops, the growth phase occurs about 6 months out of each year - during the late summer, fall and winter months. Although flowering occurs all year for different crops, it is especially important to "nitrogen starve" at seasonal breaks. This occurs for about three weeks at the beginning of spring and about three weeks at the beginning of fall. Fruiting occurs during the late spring and summer months. To promote healthy tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, egg plant, peppers, etc., add potassium during these months.

In addition to these adjustments, we recommend changing the entire nutrient solution every three to four weeks on average depending on weather conditions and other rate of growth criteria.

Following the mixing instructions will ensure complete solubility of nutrients. Primary and secondary nutrients are derived from Ammonium Phosphates, Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Sulfate and Ammonium Nitrate, Calcium Nitrate, Magnesium Nitrate, Boric Acid, Copper EDTA, Sodium Molybdate, and Zinc EDTA. NOTE: The Nitrogen (part B) leaves a slight residue in the nutrient tank of impurities and inert materials which does not affect the amount of nitrogen in solution. 4 lbs of the 3 part formula makes between 225 to 300 gallons of nutrient solution.

Dry soluble nutrient powders are preferred over liquid nutrients for the following reasons: 1) Sensitive molecular structures are difficult to maintain in a concentrated liquid state since they form precipitates over time and combine chemically changing the nutrient formula as they age. 2) Due to the extra processing required for concentrated nutrient solutions, this form is much more costly (about 2 to 4 times as costly as dry nutrient formulas). 3) Liquid is also more difficult to ship.

 

#5051 - 5053 - All Purpose Hydroponic Nutrient One Part Formula - 10-8-22

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For beginners or for those less inclined to make nutrient adjustments, this is a great one part formula. It includes all the primary, secondary and trace element (micro-nutrients) required to plant growth. It is super easy. Just change the nutrient water and add this formula making a nutrient solution every three to four weeks.

Following the mixing instructions will ensure complete solubility of nutrients. Primary and secondary nutrients are derived from Ammonium Phosphates, Ammonium Nitrate, Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Sulfate, Calcium Nitrate, Magnesium Nitrate, Boric Acid, Copper EDTA, Sodium Molybdate, and Zinc EDTA. 4 lbs of All Purpose Nutrient makes about 400 gallons of nutrient solution.

Dry soluble nutrient powders are preferred over liquid nutrients for the following reasons: 1) Sensitive molecular structures are difficult to maintain in concentrated liquid state since they form precipitates over time and combine chemically changing the nutrient formula as they age. 2) Due to the extra processing required of concentrated nutrient solutions, this form is much more costly (about 2 to 4 times as costly as dry nutrient formulas). 3) Liquid is also more difficult to ship.



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