Importance of Micronutrients for Healthy Plants
Poor Quality In, Poor Quality Out
What’s the big deal about these grow kits that promise to provide superior micronutrients for your plants? It comes down to the importance of nutrition.
All plants require high-quality nutrients to successfully transition through their life cycle without disease. They aren’t much different than humans when you consider the well-balanced diet that they need to thrive. People who consume more nutrient-dense foods rich in vitamins and minerals are typically stronger, leaner, and more energetic than those who consume poor quality food lacking in those nutrients.
The same applies to plants. In order to grow large and stay healthy, all plants must absorb 13 essential mineral elements through their roots or surfaces. These nutrients are split into two categories:
- Macronutrients – These are nutrients that plants consume in large amounts. Examples are hydrogen, nitrogen, and potassium.
- Micronutrients – Plants need much smaller quantities of these nutrients, but that doesn’t mean they’re less important. Without the right balance of these nourishing elements, plants will fail to thrive. Examples of micronutrients include manganese, iron, and zinc.
What you feed your plants at each stage of growth will determine their health and quality as well as the amount of system maintenance required over time.
Boost Quality to Reduce Cleaning Time
Every plant you grow has amazing genetic potential. When high-quality micronutrients are delivered consistently throughout the life cycle, those plants maximize that potential. They grow strong, healthy roots that lead to larger plants with vibrant color and improved seed viability. The quality micronutrients produce vigorous growth and strong immunity to disease.
When you cut corners and provide lower quality micronutrients, you will likely produce smaller plants that aren’t nearly as vibrant. They don’t live up to their full genetic potential, which may mean smaller crop sizes and more loss to disease or simple failure to grow.
Looking at your system reservoirs, trays, lines, and other components will likely tell you the quality of nutrients going into your plants. Low-quality nutrients will leave a film or residue that requires more frequent cleaning. You may also notice that residue on the roots of your plants, which can restrict growth and impact overall plant health.
The Ultimate Check for Micronutrient Quality
To check the quality of your current micronutrients, do two simple things:
- Look for residue in your system.
- Look for residue on the roots of your plants.
Supernatural Brand’s Superior 3-Step Hydroponic Liquid Plant Food is the solution if you’re not happy with the residue you find. Our nutrients use exceptionally high quality purified mineral elements in a user-friendly nutrient profile.
What does that mean to you? It means this 3-step system can produce vibrant plants that thrive throughout their life cycle. It also means your grow system runs completely clean with no residue in your system. You can eliminate that weekly cleaning and worries about line and emitter clogging can become a thing of the past.
The right nutrients will deliver cleaner, heavier yields with larger, healthier plants. Those micronutrients are far more important than you may have ever imagined, but it doesn’t let the fine details overwhelm you. With the right grow kits, you can learn how to grow plants that are vibrant and healthy.