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: It is hard to get a true reading using organic nutrients. When using inorganic salts this is a general ppm guideline.
Q: Can I use humic or fulvic acid with Liquid Karma or Pure Blend Pro?
A: No, it is already included in both formulas
Q: What is the ideal water temperature?
A: Between 68° and 75° F, or 20° and 22° C.
Q: Can I use hydrogen peroxide with Pure Blend Pro or Liquid Karma?
A: No. Hydrogen peroxide will kill off the beneficial micro organisms present in Pure Blend Pro and Liquid Karma.
Q: How are Botanicare's® trays different from others on the market?
A: Our trays are made from extra thick, high impact, virgin ABS plastic with U.V. inhibitors and have a smooth finish.
Q: What does Clearex do?
A: Using Clearex will pull away unwanted salts surrounding your root system and dissolve salts locked up in your grow medium. Clearex has a balance of simple sugars and carbohydrates that will not disturb the osmotic pressure of root hairs protecting against potential harmful pathogens.
Q: When should I use Hydroplex?
A: Hydroplex should be used throughout the fruiting/flowering stage.
Q: Is it safe to use with other bloom stimulants?
A: Bloom stimulants should never be used together because the high PK values of 2 products will cause burns and lockouts in the plants However, multiple bloom stimulants may be used if trying to achieve development using these products individually at different stages of flower development.
Q: Why should I use Pure Blend Pro Soil?
A: If you are growing in soil or clay, colloidal particles bind up phosphorous and the microbes in the soil compete for phosphorus. This formula has double the phosphorus compared to our regular hydro-organic formula. You can also use Pure Blend Pro Soil as a ripening formula in hydro-organics during the last few weeks of flowering.
Q: What is so unique about your coir fiber?
A: Our coir fiber has very low salt content, is aged a minimum of 18 months and has finished its decomposition stage. It has an extremely high air content, has extra long fibers and is double sifted to reduce dust. Cocogro is also buffered to balance out the high potassium naturally present in coir.
Q: How often should I change my reservoir water?
A: You should change your reservoir water every one to two weeks.
Q: Can I leave an aeroponics system running all the time or should I use a cycle timer?
A: Cyclical and continuous feeding are both ideal for aeroponic growing. If you decide to run on a cycle timer, 1 minute on 4 minutes off is ideal.
Q: What is the difference between Pure Blend Original and Pure Blend Pro?
A: Pure Blend Original is an organic compost solution to be used as a supplement with standard plant foods. Pure Blend Pro is a hydro-organic, stand alone plant food to be used as the primary fertilizer. It is beneficial for both hydrogardens and soil gardens.
Q: Should I top off with straight water or with nutrients added?
A: Add 20-25 % strength nutrients to the topped off water.