A Hydroponic Fertilizer Primer
There will come a time when you will decide to start your own hydroponic garden and when you do, the type of hydroponic fertilizer for your system will be a big decision.
This can get a little technical and, for some, overwhelming. However, hydroponic fertilizer is a make-or-break process that will determine the success of your efforts.
Many products are in the market, and some are better than others.
In the following video, we will look at the MHP Gardener and learn from him what he has discovered on hydroponic fertilizers and nutrients.
We will take some notes for you and post them under the video.
Some Notes On Hydroponic Fertilizing
A Master Blend Fertilizer is the base of a hydroponic fertilizer with a blend of 4-18-38 deficient in nitrogen (the first number). He adds calcium nitrate and magnesium sulfate to create a potent mix.
Also, you have to consider the pH of your water. Plants will not do well if the water is too acidic or alkaline. That rule even holds true for a conventional soil garden. Some products on the market will test your water and additives that will correct that pH balance.
He mentions some “over the counter” type fertilizers such as Miracle Grow. I went that route once with poor results.
The following video shows the results the MHP Gardener had in his hydroponic garden:
I would like to thank the MHP Gardener and his instructional videos. As you can see from his results, those hydroponic vegetables look fantastic when you set up and use the correct hydroponic fertilizer for any hydroponic system.
There are many useful and educational resources out there, and this site will help you enjoy the garden of your dreams!