Q: What is the ideal pH?
A: Between 5.5 and 6.2
Q: What should my ppm be during each phase of growth?
A: Recommended ppm will vary depending on which media your are using, and also the environment. The KIND Nutrient System is completely customizable and we have developed recipes for each type of grower which are all available here on our website.
Q: What is the ideal water temperature?
A: Between 68° and 75° F, or 20° and 22° C.
Q:How exactly is KIND is formulated specifically for fast flowering annuals as opposed to other crops?
A: Certain types of plants, especially those that flower and fruit heavily have certain heightened nutrient requirements. This is especially true for those grown under HID lighting and Co2 enriched gardens.The KIND Bloom formula was created with these special requirements in mind which provides you the grower an opportunity to more easily maximize your plants genetic potential. KIND Bloom contains high potassium levels which help increase biomass while amplified phosphorous levels help stimulate flower initiation and growth sites. Kind Bloom also includes an elevated levels of magnesium, the most common deficiency encountered when growing fast blooming annuals. This is critical for achieving optimum yields in accelerated growth environments. Kind Bloom allows you the ability to increase the amount of potassium and phosphorous during peak flowering and ripening phases without additional boosters because it was designed specifically for growing these plant types.
Q: Do I really not need to use Cal-Mag Plus when using KIND?
A: No you do not. Cal-Mag Plus is not required when using KIND because KIND was developed specifically for fast blooming annuals which means we included amplified levels of Calcium, Magnesium, and Iron that are normally lacking in other competing formulas.
Q: I think I am having a Calcium Deficiency using the KIND Nutrient System. What should I do?
A: Correcting a Calcium deficiency when using the KIND Nutrient system is as easy as increasing the amount of KIND Base being used. Increase the KIND Base dosage by 2ml per gallon the next time you mix your nutrients, or simply add it to your reservoir. Always readjust the pH to optimal levels (5.5-6.2) after adding additional nutrient. Allow 2-5 days and observe the new growth only. Often times discolored and stressed plant leaf material will not recover from deficiency, and so the health of the newest growth is the best indicator that the problem has been solved! It's OK to loose a leaf here and there, after all, are you growing fruits, flowers, or leaves?
Q: Can KIND really be used successfully without any supplements?
A: Absolutely. KIND is more than just a base nutrient, it is a true Nutrient System. KIND was designed to allow maximum control, and this enables you to achieve incredible results with just 3 bottles.
In bloom with most nutrient formulas all of your N, P, and K, are in one or two bottles which means when you wanted to increase your PK levels during peak flowering a special PK booster was required. The KIND Bloom formula (0-6-6) is completely Nitrogen free, and contains the ideal levels of Phosphorus to Potassium so you can safely increase the amount of KIND Bloom you use to boost your PK levels without needing a special supplement.
On the other hand, towards the end of the grow cycle, many growers often wanted to lower their nitrogen and calcium levels to encourage ripening. Unfortunately this wasn't possible without also lowering their micronutrient and organics levels which are critical before harvest. To solve this many growers added additional ripening supplements to encourage swelling heavy fruit loads. The secret lies in the correct ratios and with the KIND Nutrient System, this is easier than ever before to achieve without any additional supplementation. Towards the ripening phase simply lower the amount of KIND Base being used to drop Nitrogen and Calcium levels, without sacrificing the micronutrients and organics needed during the plants final phase to bring out the best flavors and aromas.
Q: What if I still want to use supplements with KIND?
A: KIND is compatible with all supplements. Using the supplements in your current recipe while using KIND as your base nutrient also delivers incredible results, especially among more advanced gardeners. We also know that many people have staples in their recipes that they swear by, and KIND is compatible with all of them too. After all, the goal is to make it your KIND.
Q: Is KIND safe to use with bloom stimulants?
A: KIND is completely compatible with all bloom stimulants.
Q: Should I top off with straight water or with nutrients added?
A: Add 20-25 % strength nutrients to the topped off water.