WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BIOPONIC, MINERAL BASE, AND AQUAPONICS SYSTEMS?
Bioponics is a soilless form of gardening that uses 100% organic naturally occurring nutrients. Mineral Base is a soilless form of hydroponic gardening that uses refined minerals. Aquaponics is a soilless form of aquatic gardening that uses fish or other aquatic animals and supplements; natural and otherwise.
HOW DO MINERALS AND NUTRIENTS AFFECT PLANT GROWTH?
Plants need nutrients and minerals for growth, metabolic functioning, and completion of their life cycle. Plants take in Carbon (C) and Oxygen (O2) in the air from their leaves. All other nutrients are taken up for use in the roots. Macronutrients are consumed in large quantities: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (C), sulfur (S) and magnesium (Mg. Smaller amounts of
micronutrients (or trace minerals) are needed: boron (B), chlorine (Cl), manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), molybdenum (Mo), nickel (Ni).Our water soluble mineral nutrient solutions provide our approved crops with adequate nutrition. Testing is available to see what nutrients are in the water and if the PH is correct, which is necessary for the plant to absorb the nutrients. Our solutions are, however, PH balanced to help prevent PH issues an absorption lock-out. Nutrient deficiency requiring amending has many causes. Growing certain crops or plants might deplete nutrients. To give context, in traditional agriculture, crops are rotated from year to year with increasing soil fertility in mind. Some plants, like tomatoes, are considered “heavy feeders” and need frequent fertilization. A problem that a plant exhibits can often be diagnosed as having a deficiency of a certain element. Iron chlorosis, a deficiency in iron, may be one reason why a plant’s leaves turn yellow or brown.
CAN AQUATREE™ NUTRIENT SOLUTION BE USED IN SOIL?
Absolutely! All of our nutrient blends contain the necessary elements for plant growth. Start with the formula ratios identified on the label for the specific plant or crop you are growing, and then adjust and experiment until you find the right formula for your specific need.