Hydroponically grown plants need nutrients like plants grown in soil. Unfortunately, since they are grown in other mediums, such as expanded clay pellets, grow rocks, puffed rock, and perlite, these plants have no means of absorbing nutrients. Hydroponic nutrients, such as Remo Nutrients, ensure your plants get all the nutrients they need to grow.
The top 4 Brands of Hydroponic nutrients are:
- Remo Nutrients
- General Hydroponics
- Master Blend
Most of these brands provide liquid fertilizer containing Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium (NPK), Calcium Nitrate, and Epsom salts. Other brands also offer solid options, so you need to decide which fertilizer is most suitable for your hydroponically grown plants.
Remo Nutrients offer highly effective plant food that can be used in hydroponic systems and plants grown in soil. The nutrients are used at different stages of growth. The base nutrients are Remo Micro, Remo Grow, and Remo Bloom.
Remo Micro has higher concentrations of Nitrogen and Calcium at 3% each. It is also made up of 1% Potassium and traces of Manganese, among other concentrates.
Remo Gro is made up of 2% Nitrogen, 3% Phosphate, and 5% soluble Potassium. It also has traces of other nutrients.
Remo Bloom has 1% Nitrogen, 4% Phosphate, and 7% Soluble Potassium.
General Hydroponics is a popular brand offering nutrients for hydroponics. The Flora Series has three main formulas, FloraGrow, FloraBloom, and FloraMicro. Each formula has different nutrient concentrations to cater to the changing plant nutrient needs, which change as the plant grows.
FloraMicro is the foundation nutrient. It is made up of Calcium, Nitrogen, and other trace minerals. Once your hydroponic plants get to the vegetative stage, you should use FloraGrow, which has a higher concentration of Nitrogen and Potassium. FloraBloom is rich in Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Sulfur. These nutrients are critical when the plants start to flower.
Miracle-Gro is a popular brand known for its range of plant fertilizers, including hydroponics. AeroGarden Liquid hydroponic nutrients is a special formula. It is a standard formula that you can use on your hydroponic plants, irrespective of the stage of growth. It is an excellent choice for people planting hydroponic plants for the first time and are concerned about the ratio of nutrients they use.
MasterBlend is one of the brands offering solid fertilizers for the hydroponic system. Liquid fertilizers are often chosen for hydroponics because they are easy to use. However, solid hydroponic fertilizer is the best option if you want a cost-effective solution.
The MasterBlend Complete Combo Kit is made up of three main components. The 4-18-38 MasterBlend contains nitrogen, phosphate, copper, magnesium, iron, and so much more.
This kit also contains a bag of calcium nitrate, so you can have additional nutrients if your plants need more. Epsom salt is the thor item in the kit. It contains magnesium, sulfur, and sulfate, nutrients critical during the flowering and fruit-bearing stage.
These are the top 4 brands that provide fertilizer for hydroponic systems. The choice comes down to your preference and how the plants respond to the fertilizer. Since you have to keep feeding your hydroponic plants, you should consider the cost when choosing the best brand to use.