Stage to stage feeding schedule
General Hydroponics Feeding Schedule is a specially researched program designed to tend growing plants
nutrition-wise. It is a program that looks specifically to the needs of each type of plant grown, and also the
stage at which the plant is. This is basically due to varied behavioral patterns of different plants. Researchers
have to put into consideration the kinds of climates or general environment that do well with each type of plant.
At the same time, plants require different measures of nutrition through their life stages. Newly grown plants and
seasoned plants do not require similar amounts of nutrients, plants at flowering stage similarly do not take in the
same amount as young seedlings.
Plants undergo several stages before they can be fully matured. They start with seed or seedling,
growth stages, that will be average growth and fast growth periods, bloom, and finally, ready stage.
The seedling stage calls for plants to be richly supplied with relevant germination nutrients.
Growth stage too attracts a different system of feeding, with the general hydroponics feeding schedule
taking a major turn to start providing more hardened but soluble nutrients.
The moment plants get to bloom; special nutrients for supporting its flowering stage are supplied. This is
the most sensitive stage as it is where the plant capacity to produce is determined.
Gardeners who may not be sure of the appropriate nutrient solutions better ask before
they turn their investment into a rubbish deposit. Hydroponics in its entirety is not a simple method of
growing plants. It requires total concentration from the word go, if possible a well kept record of events
from the time seedlings were established. A simple mistake is likely to spell doom and the effects won’t be
worth talking about.
All solutions sold from genuine stores must always contain a user manual, elaborating the right stages for
application of each solution. Besides application of nutrient solutions, other factors of good crop production must
also be satisfied. Failure to satisfy any may probably lead to gardeners never knowing where the system went wrong,
and a repeat will not be ruled out.
How To Get The Most Out Of It?
When it comes to practicing the art of hydroponics, it is said that it requires a lot of
finesse right from the beginning to the end. This is especially true because hydroponics is the type of farming
that does really require a lot of effort and continuous control. If properly practiced, hydroponics farming gives
much better results much faster than those of conventional farming, but can also lead to a disaster if left
When we look at traditional farming, it relies mainly on the presence of soil, both as a medium to
grow as well as to provide a foundation base in which to grow. In hydroponics, the soil is replaced with an inert
material like rock, gravel or sand, which cannot provide the plant with any nutrition. The objective of providing
the plant with nutrition is achieved through the use of water. And it is also a fact that micronutrients, which are
ready to use fertilizers, are provided to the plants along with water. Thus, for proper sustenance of the plants
all of the nutrients and water must be provided to the plants at the right time and in the right amount. That can
be achieved by following a General Hydroponics Feeding Schedule.
A General Hydroponics Feeding Schedule is defined as a schedule or a feeding program that has
been designed in order to cater for the nutritional needs of the plants that are to be grown in a hydroponics
system. Such a schedule is likely to be made specifically for different types of flora and fauna and describes in
detail, the whole process of providing nutrition to the plants right from the seeding stage to the last growth
stage. Such a feeding schedule would take care of the precise amounts of micronutrients and other additives to
water, which would serve as the core food of the plants.
A typical General Hydroponics
Feeding Schedule segregates the stages of the life cycle of a plant into the following growth stages: the
seedling, mild growth, growth, aggressive growth, transition, bloom and ripen stages. It then has a comprehensive
chart of which micronutrients to provide to the plant and in how much quantity. For example, the seedling stage is
the stage where the seed has to turn into a sapling and it should then be provided with those nutrients and
additives that are supportive in seed germination and better growth of the sapling. On the other hand, when the
mild growth stage starts, the feeding schedule then tends to focus on the provision of those nutrients that are
supportive of mild growth, for example Flora Bloom may be administered for two to three weeks.
As the growth stage approaches, the General
Hydroponics Feeding Schedule then switches to more substantive nutrition products. One should then follow it in
order to provide foliar and flush supplements along with the regular growth products. As soon as the plant enters
the bloom stage, the nutrients are changed to products such as Liquid Cool Bloom or similar substances in order for
good flowers to bloom and healthy fruit to be made out of them.