What kind of Hydroponic nutrient?

by Harry

Hi Rick,

It's nice to see your great Hydroponic system and the plants are grown so well.

I'm Harry, a Hydro newbie from Taiwan. We don't have much information about home-made Hydroponic system in here. Most of the system are Factory-style, which they won't tell anyone else about the nutrient the used.

Could you tell us about the Hydro-nutrient you used? Are they brought from the Market? (Are the cost expensive?) What brand or kind used? Or you have mixed up your own nutrient recipe?

Thank you for your Hydroponic & Gardening information.

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Feb 23, 2012
by: Anonymous

But where in Taiwan can you actually by 'ionic hydroponic nutrients' or equivalent?

I found the flower markets sell general plant food, GROW, GREEN, BLOOM etc...
But this doesn't take account of micro nutrients.

I am running a small drip system (homemade - windowfarm), but found plants suffer, yellow leaves. I have added the available nutrients and the PH is at 5.5 - 6.0.

Obviously lacking something...

Anyone has tips for hydro supplies in Taiwan (especially Taipei) Please post...

Good luck with your systems guys


May 19, 2011
PH levels
by: Mick

I think its fair to say Harry that you have to keep a very close eye on PH levels when growing plants with Hydroponics.

May 19, 2011
Hydroponic nutrients
by: Rick from CGFF

Hi Harry,
Well, I generally use 'ionic hydroponic nutrients' - you can buy them in bottles and you just add a small quantity to your resoviour every now and again. There are several different versions including Grow, bloom and boost.
However, a few weeks ago I tried adding some standard miracle grow plant food to my resoviour and noticed an increase in the speed and health of my lettuce.

I guess the trick is to experiment and see what works for you.

Hope this helps


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