Hydroponics nutrients for vegetables
If you choose it right, hydroponics nutrients for vegetables can make your veg crop healthier, more abundant, and allow you to harvest faster than traditional soil-based farming. In this article, we will explore the following aspects:
- Hydroponics nutrients for vegetables – what are they?
- Hydroponics nutrients for vegetables – what do your veg need?
- Hydroponics nutrients for vegetables – where to get yours?
Hydroponics nutrients for vegetables – what are they?
Hydroponic nutrients for vegetables are nutrients used in hydroponic growing systems. Hydroponic vegetables are grown in the absence of soil. They are placed directly into the nutrient-rich water solution or in an inert medium, such as perlite or coco coir, that provides them with physical support. In both cases, hydroponic nutrients for vegetables are delivered in a water-based solution that contains all of the nutrients your plant needs. All hydroponically grown plants depend fully on the nutrient-rich liquid to provide them with all the macronutrients and micronutrients. This allows the growers to control fully the nutrient uptake, and to optimize it much better, which for many is an important advantage. On the other hand, this also means that any deficiency or overfeeding will influence the plant more rapidly. This is why it is vital to inform yourself well on the nutritional needs of your vegetables and go for high-quality products only.
Hydroponics nutrients for vegetables – what do your veg need?
Well-chosen hydroponic nutrients for vegetables will address all of your veg´s needs at all stages of development, resulting in healthy, high, and abundant yields. A successful nutrient solution needs to contain all of the macronutrients and micronutrients, in proportions that will depend on your crop type as well as the type of your growing system. Nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) are the three most important elements in plant nutrition, also called macronutrients, and are needed in large proportions. Nitrogen is responsible for the formation of protein, and hence, influences largely the nutritional value and health of fruit and vegetable after harvest. Phosphorus is linked to a plant´s ability to use and store energy and is hence important at all stages of its growth and development. Potassium strengthens plants´ abilities to resist disease and harsh climate conditions, and so plays an important role in increasing crop yields and overall quality. Apart from those, all plants need all of the following micronutrients: calcium, magnesium, sulfur, boron, chlorine, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, and zinc. A perfect mix of hydroponic nutrients for vegetables will contain all of those. Click here to learn more about plant nutrition in hydroponic systems.
Hydroponics nutrients for vegetables – where to get yours?
Hydroponics nutrients for vegetables are what will define the health, yield, and flavor of your veg harvest. This is why you must go for well-balanced, high-quality, professional-made products. See BAC´s offer for hydroponic growing systems here. Based on profound research, the two complementing BAC formulas allow you to combine them to match your plant´s individual needs. Click here to learn more and to gain access to the BAC hydroponics feeding schedule that will help you apply your hydroponics nutrients for vegetables at the right time and in the correct amounts. In case you have questions or need personal advice, feel free to contact BAC professionals here.