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Hydroponic Plant Nutrients

Hydrophonics and Plant Nutrients

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using water instead of soil as a medium for the plant to absorb nutrients. Nutrient supplements are an important part of hydroponic gardening since there is no soil to supply the nutrients. Soil-based gardening also needs supplements for optimum plant growth, since soils do not always have all the minerals required by the plant.

Plant Nutrients

Plant nutrients combine the three categories of primary nutrients, secondary nutrients, and micronutrients.

  • Primary plant nutrients are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). These primary nutrients are essential and are needed by plants in higher quantities than the other categories.
  • Secondary plant nutrients are calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), and sulphur (S). These nutrients are needed for good plant health, but they are not needed in such high quantities.
  • Micronutrients-These plant nutrients are boron (B), chlorine (Cl), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), molybdenum (Mo), and zinc (Zn). Micronutrients are needed in the plant growth and plant biology and are needed in small quantities.

In addition to plant nutrients, we also carry a silicon product , Monterey Soluble Silicate, that provides resistance to environmental stresses.

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  1. Monterey Nutrient Solutions
  2. Monterey Manni-Plex Micro 2-0-0

    Manni-Plex Micro 2-0-0 is a foliar micronutrient solution for prevention and correction of micronutrient deficiency. Use Manni-Plex as part of a balanced fertilizer program on vegetables, ornamentals, vines and greenhouse crops.

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  3. Monterey Manni-Plex Cal-Mag 7-0-0

    Manni-Plex Cal-Mag 7-0-0 is a foliar nutrient solution as part of a balanced fertilizer program. Apply Manni-Plex Cal-Mag 7-0-0 during early growth for stronger plants. It prevents and corrects calcium and magnesium deficiencies on row, vegetable, fruit, tree, vine, greenhouse crops, ornamental crops and turf/lawns.

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  4. Monterey Seaweed Plus 1-2-2

    Monterey Seaweed Plus 1-2-2 enhances microbe action as it prevents and corrects deficiencies in foliar applications.

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  5. Monterey Humic Acid 12

    Monterey Humic Acid 12 with a potassium humate extract supplies organic matter in a readily available, ready-to-use solution. Apply Monterey's Humic Acid 12 to most plants in order to enhance micronutrient uptake. It may be combined with micronutrient products or fertilizers.

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  6. Monterey Plant Stack 5-0-1

    Monterey Plant Stack 5-0-1 is a foliar nutrient solution for foliar applications. It promotes robust growth and shoot growth in horticultural and ornamental crops.

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  7. Monterey Soluble Silicate 0-0-8

    Monterey Soluble Silicate 0-0-8 is a nutrient solution with a source of silicon and potassium. Learn More

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