WHAT IS THE “N-P-K” LABEL ON SOME PRODUCTS?
The standardized system of detailing plant nutrients, expressed as a percentage by weight, to indicate their chemical elements nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium:
- Nitrogen (N), is used by plants for leaf growth and good color
- Phosphorous (P), is used by plants to help form new roots, make seeds, fruit and flowers, and help fight disease
- Potassium (K), helps plants make strong stems and keep growing fast, and also help fight disease
*e.g. Buddha Grow Quart-Size, has a N-P-K of 2-0.25-2, indicating the presence of 2% nitrogen (N), 0.25% phosphorous (P) and 2% potassium (K), per quart.
We have listed N-P-K labels for all products containing nutrient additives.
SHOULD I MIX MY LIQUID NUTRIENTS? DOES THE ORDER MATTER?
For the most part it does not matter what order you add the products, or whether you combine solutions. With our Liquid Nutrients, we recommend aerating them (circulation pump and airstone) for 24 hours if possible, but it’s not mandatory.
SHOULD I FERTILIZE EVERY TIME I WATER MY PLANTS?
If you are using the Master Feeding Schedule, we recommend alternating between fertilizing and watering until the plant begins to show vigorous growth, and then switch to fertilizing every time you water.
DO I NEED TO PH MY NUTRIENTS? IF SO, WHAT PH SHOULD I MAKE MY NUTRIENTS?
Our organic soils have a buffering capacity, to which you can add nutrients without adjusting the pH. The buffering capacity of the soil will regulate the pH of the soil solution, so that necessary micro and macro nutrients will become available. If you prefer to have more control over the pH of your solution, we recommend adjusting the pH to 5.8-6.3. When in doubt… err on the side of too acidic, as it’s much easier for most plants to deal with, than too basic (pH over 7). Mixing our Roots Organics Nutrients for 24 hours will help raise the pH naturally.
HOW DO I COLLECT MY ORDER?
We offer complimentary local delivery of all products island-wide. Please select preferred delivery date and time during check-out. An adult must be available onsite, to confirm receipt of all deliveries. Payment is currently accepted via online payment, advance direct-deposit, or cash-upon-delivery of goods.