Fertilizer for hydroponics and mineral substrate

Dünger für die Hydrokultur und mineralisches Substrat - FARBIO® - Nachhaltige Bio-Flüssigdünger aus Hamburg

Choosing the right fertilizer is crucial for hydroponic plants. Unlike plants in conventional substrates, plants in hydroculture lack the nutrients they need for optimal growth. The correct dosage and composition of the fertilizer is important here in order to maintain a healthy plant. Here you will find out what factors are important when choosing liquid fertilizer for hydroponic and non-hydroponic plants. organic substrates must be taken into account.

Hydroponics for houseplants

Hydroponic houseplants are plants that do not grow in potting soil. They grow in a solution of water with nutrients and are fixed with expanded clay or something similar. This cultivation in water is suitable for most plant species.

To move your green plants from soil into a hydroponic system, you will need a planter and an inner pot. You fill it with minerals such as expanded clay and plant your plant. It is important to clean the roots beforehand and finally place a water level indicator in the pot after watering. There must always be enough water in the pot for the plant to survive. The mineral substrate provides support for the plant, but does not provide it with nutrients. That's why you always have to add main nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium as well as trace elements to the water. That's why the water in hydroponics is a nutrient solution.

Hydroponics, on the other hand, describes the cultivation of crops in a nutrient solution.

expanded clay

Mineral substrate: Plant granules such as perlite, lava and co.

In semi-hydroponics, the plants are placed in a special growing medium. So the plant is not completely in a water solution.

The substrate in a semi-hydroculture often consists of a mixture of minerals such as pumice, perlite, lava or clay beads, which have a porous structure and can store water and, if necessary, nutrients. The plant roots grow into the substrate and absorb the required active ingredients and water. Excess accumulates in the water reservoir and can be absorbed by the roots if necessary.

The advantages of semi-hydroponics in contrast to hydroponics are that good drainage and aeration of the roots is possible. This reduces the risk of root rot and ensures a constant supply of moisture and nutrients to the plants. Plant care also becomes easier because the water does not need to be topped up as often.

What are fertilizers and why should you fertilize?

are fertilizers organic or mineral substances that provide plants with nutrients they need to grow and thrive. These include macronutrients such as nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) as well as micronutrients such as iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu).

The use of fertilizer is particularly important for houseplants because they live in limited space and are unable to obtain enough nutrients naturally. Fertilizers help plants produce more large leaves, extend their flowering time, produce more leafy greens and increase their resistance to diseases and pests.

For green plants such as Monstera, Philodendron and Co. in hydroculture or semi-hydroculture, the use of fertilizers is even more important, as non- organic Substrates such as expanded clay, perlite or lava contain little to no nutrients. This substrate alone or a pure water solution cannot adequately supply the plants, which is why the use of a liquid fertilizer is necessary.

Cultivate plants in nutrient solution

In contrast to soil, expanded clay or other mineral substrates provide little or no nutrients - which is why you should use liquid fertilizer with every watering session for your many plants in hydroponics and semi-hydroponics.

For hydroponics organic and mineral fertilizers available - both have their advantages and disadvantages. When using organic fertilizers, you should clean the container more often and remove deposits. In addition, the water may become brownish in color. However, these types of natural NPK fertilizers are sustainable because they require less energy to produce and are safe for the environment and animals. When using mineral fertilizers, salts can build up over time and damage the roots more quickly.

When purchasing natural fertilizers for semi-hydro and hydroponics, you should make sure that the nutrients have been properly prepared to ensure good availability of the dissolved nutrients for the plants and thus ensure good growth.

You can use all FARBIO® fertilizers for hydroponics. They don't burn the roots! The FARBIO® NPK organic liquid fertilizer for green plants is ideal for supplying your plants with the essential nutrients.

If you use distilled water and therefore have a completely sterile culture, then you should add it to the mixture organic Avoid substances . Bid here natural Leaf fertilizer an environmentally friendly alternative to mineral, petroleum-based fertilizers!

Foliar fertilizer

A great alternative: foliar fertilizer for hydroponic plants

Foliar fertilization is a quick and easy form of liquid fertilization and a supplement to the nutrient supply to plants via the roots. Our FARBIO® foliar fertilizers are mixed with water in a spray bottle and then sprayed onto the entire leaf surface. They provide the plants with targeted nutrients that they can immediately absorb and utilize through the leaves.

The FARBIO® organic microcomplex is a vegan leaf fertilizer in a class of its own. The innovative nanoparticle technology enables complex micronutrients to be absorbed quickly and strengthens your plants' self-protection mechanism.

The FARBIO® Nitrogen Bio Boost supports your plants with nitrogen, which is not only essential for healthy growth, but also makes your plants shine with intense leaf green!

Leaf fertilizers are particularly suitable for green plants in hydroculture and semi-hydroculture, as this completely eliminates the possibility of water contamination. It offers a good way to protect your plants with sustainable organic To supply nutrients in a form available to plants!