Because they don’t depend on soil, hydroponic systems rely heavily on nutrients. These solutions must contain a comprehensive range of elements including Nitrogen, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Sulphur, Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Molybdenum, Chlorine, Selenium, and Boron.

The hydroponic nutrients at Nutriculture are pre-mixed entirely with hydroponics in mind, minimising the problems that can be caused by using standard plant food for such a purpose. They’re created by leading brand names such as Plant Magic, Atami, and House & Garden. Choosing one of these brands also introduces newcomers to the basics of hydroponic nutrients before they begin to experiment with their own solutions.

All of the Necessary Plant Nutrients for Hydroponics

These essential chemicals allow plants to do more than survive – they provide them with all the tools they need to grow and thrive. Plants need non-mineral elements (such as Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen), macronutrients, and micronutrients.

While non-mineral elements are easily provided through airflow and water, you’ll need to carefully balance the macro and micronutrients that plants require. The main macronutrients are Potassium, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus, which are vital for plant development and must be available in large quantities. Important secondary macronutrients are Calcium, Silicon, Sulphur and Magnesium.

Needed in smaller quantities, but still essential, plants need micronutrients such as Copper, Iron, Zinc, Boron, Manganese, Sodium, and Molybdenum. Selenium and Cobalt are also beneficial elements that help to improve plant health and stimulate growth.

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Every nutrient has a very important role to play in plant care. Get in touch to become a stockist of some of the UK’s leading brands of hydroponic nutrients or find a shop near you to purchase plant nutrients.

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