Indoor and outdoor flowering fertilizers
Flowering is the stage of maturity of the plant species and during this phase they require a specific nutritional regime, as well as a specific photoperiod, to be able to produce flowers. Hence, the importance of using fertilisers and flowering boosters that meet the needs of crops during this crucial phase in the life of a plant.Read more
The flowering of photo-dependent varieties in outdoor crops starts when the hours of daylight start to decrease, when summer begins. In the case of indoor horticulture, flowering starts when the grower decides to reduce the hours of darkness by modifying the photoperiod of the crop to induce flowering in the plants. Depending on the plant species, flowering can last from 2 months to 4 months or more.
Flowering nutrients are responsible for providing the nutrients and trace elements that indoor and outdoor crops need to produce flowers. It is one of those products that can not be missing in the cellar of a grower, as they make the final result of the crop more abundant and of better quality.
Characteristics of flowering nutrients
A good flowering fertiliser must have 3 basic nutrients to offer an excellent performance. We are talking about nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). These form the basis of the nutrition of many plant species and are essential for plants to be in good health and to be able to produce excellent harvests. Therefore, a flowering nutrient must have adequate levels of NPK.
In addition to this group of nutrients, which fall into the category of macronutrients, plants also need trace elements or micronutrients for healthy flowering. In this case, calcium, magnesium, zinc or sulphur are just some of the micronutrients that indoor crops may need for flowering.
This leads to the fact that a flowering fertiliser for crops must have large amounts of NPK and lower concentrations of trace elements in order to do its job successfully. In addition to this group of macro and micronutrients, plants appreciate the presence of beneficial micro-organisms and fungi that can transform the organic matter in the substrate into plant-digestible nutrients, especially in organic crops.
Flowering nutrients can be slow-release or quick-release. The former correspond to organic fertilisers, which require the presence of micro-life in the substrate to break down the organic matter and convert it into plant food. When the flowering fertiliser is mineral or chemical, it is said that the release of nutrients is fast, as it has the exact amount of nutrients that the plants need without the presence of micro-organisms to break it down.
Best bloom nutrients
BAC Organic Bloom is one of the most outstanding flowering nutrients in BAC's catalogue. It is a totally organic, slow-release formula that is easy for plants to assimilate. The materials used in Organic Bloom are 100% of vegetable origin and are rich in phosphorus and potassium, the two most important macronutrients for crop flowering. Organic Bloom is the best solution for the grower concerned about the environment and the health of his plants.
Feeding Long Flowering is a flowering fertiliser developed by the prestigious seed manufacturer Greenhouse for its line of nutrients. It is a solid fertiliser that can be mixed directly into the irrigation water and is very easy to use. Its composition contains the right combination of NPKs for explosive flowering of crops both indoors and outdoors.
Last but not least, the Connoisseur Grow A+B bloom nutrient is another outstanding product among the bloom nutrients. This product is presented in two parts to improve its performance and has the capacity to automatically regulate pH, making it the best choice for hydroponic crops, a medium for which this fertiliser is particularly suitable.