For plants to achieve the fullest, most robust blooms, they need to have all their nutrients in place and the conditions need to be just right. Soil-based plants use their roots to explore the soil and discover the resources they require for vigorous growth. At the same time, they rely on seasonal changes to provide the correct growing conditions. In hydroponic growing, it’s up to you to create the appropriate conditions and deliver the right nutrients to your plants as they bloom.
Since hydroponic gardens are created inside where lighting is always available, it’s important to remember that plants respond to light, using it to trigger growth stages. To make your plant bloom properly, expect to replicate the changing day and night lengths with your lighting system. Some hydroponic plants, for example, require a 12 hours of dark-12 hours of light schedule to trigger their bloom, and even leaving a simple night light on nearby can significantly alter the quality of the bloom.
Along with ensuring you maintain a proper light-dark cycle, you need to make sure you are supplying the proper lighting for hydroponic plants as they enter the blooming stage. Make sure you research the best bulb types for your plant and the density in which their light must be delivered. Once you’ve determined what’s right for your hydro-operation, you must pay attention to how close your lights are to your plants as they bloom – too far away and they lose their effectiveness and waste money in electric bills, too close and they scald your plants.
Providing the right hydroponic plant food for your plants as they enter blooming stage is critical. After all, this is your last chance to give your plants a final boost of energy before harvest. With that in mind, you want blooming hydroponic fertilizer that packs in the nutrients while easily diluting into your hydroponic reservoir. Look for fertilizers that have been triple-screened or are highly water soluble.
As with the light-dark cycle, hydroponic growing conditions may also need to change for your plants to appropriately trigger a bloom. This means that your heat and humidity levels may need to be altered as plants approach this final stage of development. If, for example, your plant typically blooms in the summer, expect to lower humidity while keeping the temperature steady.
Safer® Brand Hydroponic Supplies
Safer® Brand can help you make the most out of your hydroponic garden with its variety of hydroponic fertilizers and supplies. Our fertilizers are specifically blended to match up with your needs for hydroponic growing, and we have several OMRI Listed® options to assist your efforts to remain compliant for organic production.
Explore our hydroponic supplies and use them to get the most from your operation, whether it’s a hydroponic greenhouse or a small setup in the garage. You will be thrilled with the products, our dedication to customer service and the final results!