You may have seen the new BioGreen product range in our stores and are wondering what the range is all about. This blog will bring some information about the products and what they do to help give you a better idea of what they are about and what they can do for you and your plants.
BioGreen nutrients consist of a choice of 2 base nutrient systems, 6 additives and 3 optional supplements. This makes it an easy system to use while still offering top grade nutrition for your plants. Some brands want to give you a whole lorry full of bottles to use, claiming that each one is necessary for maximum growth but BioGreen have developed their products with quality in mind. Across many brands, you’ll find there are a huge number of additives and ingredients that boost plant performance but can leave the user feeling a little confused or overwhelmed. These include –
- Mycorrhizal Fungi and Rhizobacteria
- Amino acids
- Chelated micro-nutrients
- Rare earth elements
- Kelp meal
- Bone meal
- Alfalfa meal
- Fish meal
- Bat guano
- Worm castings
- Humic acid
- Fulvic acid
- …….. and all the usual N.P.K. elements the plant actually needs!
Some of the above compounds cannot be combined together and be useful to the plant, so BioGreen scientists worked out the best way of adding everything in a streamlined product line. While their additives are fine for alongside other nutrient brands, they really come into their own when in combination with the rest of the BioGreen range. This is because you have the full and complete line up of all ingredients.
What are the products in the BioGreen range?
There are 2 different base feeds available to suit your style of growing. BioGreen Grow 1 and Bloom 2 are a simple to use 1 part nutrient while being extremely effective. Then there is the Hydro A + B 2 part system which uses both bottles at all stages of growth, just at different ratios. This allows the user more freedom to fine tune the nutrition for their specific needs. Of course, if you’re going “off schedule” you should know what you’re doing and know what to watch for!
BioGreen Grow 1
BioGreen Grow 1 is a high-quality plant fertiliser that is suitable for use in all mediums. It contains all of the macro and micro-nutrients plants need for healthy and vital growth. Grow 1, as the name suggests, is for use during the vegetative stage and into early bloom. All ingredients are from the purest raw materials and there are no perfumes, colours or ballasts – everything in the bottle is made to be absorbed and used by the plant.
Grow 1 contains enough phosphorus to initiate explosive root formation, laying the foundation for a healthy and productive life. There is also some potassium which supports early flowering and magnesium for enhanced chlorophyll and protein production.
BioGreen Grow 1 visibly improves the condition of plant roots and helps produce an abundance of healthy foliage. Give your plants Grow 1 from the second week of growth through to the first weeks of flowering. As with many nutrients, it’s best to give it in gradually increasing doses. If you are using highly fertilised soil, such as Biobizz All Mix or Plagron Bat Mix, use Grow 1 between 1 & 3 times a week. For inert media and hydroponic medias, you can apply daily if that is how often you water. Always be careful not to overdose!
BioGreen Bloom 2
BioGreen Bloom 2 is a high-quality plant fertiliser that is suitable for use in all mediums. It contains all of the macro and micro-nutrients plants need for maximum top growth and flowering. Bloom 2, as the name suggests, is for use during the blooming stage, right up to flushing. All ingredients are from the purest raw materials and there are no perfumes, colours or ballasts – everything in the bottle is made to be absorbed and used by the plant.
Bloom 2 contains phosphorus to assist flowering while keeping the root-zone growing healthily. Potassium maximises top end growth to really enhance the quality and quantity of the final yield and the magnesium enhances chlorophyll and protein production.
BioGreen Bloom 2 visibly improves the condition of the flowers and fruits and stimulates an explosion in blooming. Give your plants Bloom 2 from the first weeks of flowering up until the flushing stage. As with many nutrients, it’s best to give it in gradually increasing doses. If you are using highly fertilised soil, such as Biobizz All Mix or Plagron Bat Mix, use Bloom 2 between 1 & 3 times a week. For inert media and hydroponic medias, you can apply daily if that is how often you water. Always be careful not to overdose!
BioGreen Hydro A+B
BioGreen Hydro A&B is a high quality plant feed that contains all the macro and micro elements plants need for healthy, strong growth. Its formula is such that you use it right from early vegging, right through to the flushing stage. Like most 2 part nutrients, both parts are used at the same dose to make them easier to use. The strength of the dose changes throughout the life cycle to better suit the particular stage the plant is at.
Hydro A&B has enough potassium to achieve fantastic growth and flowering; the potassium encourages root growth and supports blooms. The magnesium in the formula helps with chlorophyll and protein synthesis. All ingredients are from the purest raw materials and there are no perfumes, colours or ballasts – everything in the bottle is made to be absorbed and used by the plant. Hydro A&B visibly improves the condition of the plants, boosting health and giving a natural resistance to attack from pathogens. Its formula is made to deliver explosive flowering when it matters, ending in a high quality harvest.
BioGreen Hydro A&B is a high concentrate product and should never be mixed together neat. Add part A to the water tank, mix well before adding part B. For best results, use alongside CalGel to give plants a full spectrum of high quality nutrition.
There are 6 core supplements to the BioGreen range and 3 optional ones. This section covers the former.
BioGreen X-Rooting is a potent root booster that will help set your plants up for a healthy productive life. The formula includes all of the amino acids and minerals a plant could need to develop masses of strong, white roots. There is also a marked increase in root hairs, massively increasing the surface area with which roots can absorb nutrition and water.
X-Rooting stimulates the production of various hormones, giving the roots and plant an increased resistance to stress. Healthy roots also have a higher resistance to diseases and attack from pathogens. X-Rooting contains no unnecessary ingredients, nor does it have any have metals in it. For best results, apply to plants from the first day of growth and then daily during the 3 weeks after.
BioGreen BioZym is a highly effective enzyme product that improves the root-zone environment and keeps plants healthy. It increases the rate at which waste products break down which removes the potential for harmful bacteria growth. These bacteria feed on detritus such as dead roots and leaves, propagate rapidly and overtake the good bacteria, making the root-zone more and more toxic. BioZym catalyses the breakdown of dead plant materials and stimulates healthy microbial life. As a result soil condition and structure become a much better place for roots to thrive.
BioZym stimulates root growth too, boosting mass and vastly increasing surface area. The extra access to nutrients and water makes absorption rates rise, meaning the plant with have everything it needs to grow strong. BioZym is completely safe for the environment and poses no risk to wildlife. It is suitable for use in any growing medium and works well alongside any nutrient regime. 1 litre goes a long way and can make up to 1000 litres of solution!
BioGreen X-Bloom is a top quality additive that delivers explosive top formation in your plants. The carefully engineered formula contains all the right amino acids and vitamins needed to accelerate flowering and fruiting, for a bigger, better harvest. X-Bloom boosts flowering hormones within the plant, gearing everything up and pushing all energy into top end growth and development. It also increases ATP levels, which is critical for photosynthesis. By having a plentiful supply of ATP, more sugars are produced in the leaves which fuel all metabolic processes, further boosting growth.
X-Bloom has a great effect on the condition of the plant too. Where some additives work well, they put a lot of stress on the plant; X-Bloom doesn’t. It actually reduces stress levels and increases resistance to diseases. Plants remain healthy and strong right through the flowering phase, being better able to deliver the kind of yields you want.
BioGreen have made this flower booster more concentrated than other, comparable products on the market. It doses at around 1 ml per litre (please use a schedule!), meaning it will last many times longer than other brands and in many cases, it’s cheaper too. X-Bloom contains no heavy metals and no unnecessary ingredients – only good stuff for your plants!
BioGreen PK 13/14 is a highly effective potassium and phosphorus additive that will support plants during the critical stages of flowering. Both of these essential macro elements are used in larger volumes during the development of flowers and fruits. By adding more to the nutrient solution, the plant will have everything it needs to flower explosively without restriction.
PK 13/14 is for use in for a short period from week 2 to week 4, although there are exceptions. If you are going to use Flower Boost or X-Blast, you’ll need to adjust the time you use PK for. We recommend following the manufacturers schedule for the most effective use of the nutrients. PK 13/14 is a mineral based product so has no real shelf life. It consists of only the finest grade raw materials, ensuring your plants are getting the very best of what is available.
BioGreen X-Blast is a potent late flowering additive that squeezes every last bit of performance out of the plant. It boosts sugar production at a time when it is usually dropping off. This revitalises the plant with extra energy an encourages the plant to finish fruiting in a strong, healthy way. The carefully balanced formula contains some boron and iron to assist in the transport of energy and formation of sugars. Copper is present to stimulate rot metabolism, helping to continue adding bio mass to the plant.
X-Blast contains a range of organic compounds that provide an increase in resistance to diseases, which is very important for plants that are ripening and coming to the end of their life cycle. It works alongside X-Bloom to keep the plant at maximum production, right up until the final flush. X-Blast has a de-stressing effect on plants too to keep your garden happy and healthy.
X-Blast is a versatile additive and works very well in any medium. It fits in very well with the rest of the BioGreen nutrient range, but please be aware it is an either/or product with Flower Boost powders; don’t use them both together! Also, as the PK value is what it is (7-11), do not use alongside PK 13/14 products. We would always suggest following the manufacturers schedule for best results. X-Blast is a high concentrate product with 50ml treating 100L of water (increasing to 100ml per 100L depending on where you are on the chart).
BioGreen Flower Boost is a high dose potassium and phosphorus booster that also contains a range of other plant beneficial ingredients. PK elements are used in larger volumes during the development of flowers and fruits. By adding more to the nutrient solution, the plant will have everything it needs to flower explosively without restriction. Other ingredients include magnesium, kierserite, vitamin B2, amino acids, micro-elements and sugar.
Flower Boost is for use during the later stages of a plants life cycle, where it boosts the plant at a time where it might otherwise be slowing down. You can use it to take over from PK 13/14, upping the potassium and phosphorus level from 13/14 to 31/21. Please be careful not to over dose the plant with PK, as it can be detrimental to health. Always follow the manufacturers schedule for best results. Flower Boost is an either/or product when it comes to X-Blast; don’t use them both together! Doses at 1-2 sachets per 100L of water.
BioGreen X-Force is one of the flagship products in this range and with good reason! It has a massive and rapid effect on plants, making them stronger, healthier and vital. Its formula consists of a spore fertiliser that enriched with a highly available form of silicic acid. The benefits X-Force gives your plants are numerous.
- Tissue strengthening. Silica in this form strengthens the plant cells in a much better way than other types of silicon. It creates a buffer around cells as well as strengthening their walls. Without this buffer, the plant would be strong, but also brittle; making it easy to snap branches off when bent (such as when moving around your grow room). This toughness makes it harder for insects to bite into and diseases to penetrate, giving a much better resistance to attack.
- Boosts chlorophyll. More of which allows the plant to create more sugars within the leaves. This is the fuel with which all plant functions are powered, so more of it means stronger growth.
- Reduction in sodium absorption. Salt stress is problem for many plants, so controlling its ingress into the plant stops unhealthy amounts from accumulating in tissues.
- Increased potassium absorption. As one of the N.P.K. nutrients, plants use vast quantities of potassium, so having easy access to it only helps plants develop fully.
- Protection from environmental stressors. Plants in grow rooms often suffer from non organic factors such as cold draughts, UV damage, temperature spikes and drought.
X-Force is for use from the early stages of growth right through to the end. Although it may sound expensive, the dose rate of 15ml per 100L means a little goes a long way. The benefits will surely offset the initial cost! Shake well before use and be sure not to mix concentrates together. Add nutrients and additives one at a time to water, stirring well between them.
BioGreen CalGel is a high quality plant feed that supports base nutrients, completing the nutrient suite available to plants. It contains a wide range of macro and micro elements to enhance and stimulate plant activity from early vegging right through to the flushing stage.
CalGel increases the rate at which roots can absorb nutrition. This ensures the plant has everything it needs, when it needs it, to remain healthy and growing strongly. It also gives the plant a meaningful toughing of top end growth which keeps everything robust and full of vitality. CalGel will give a measurable increase in the mass of the end product, for a more satisfying yield. All ingredients are from the purest raw materials and there are no perfumes, colours or ballasts – everything in the bottle is made to be absorbed and used by the plant.
For soil use, simply follow the feeding schedule, applying once a week. CalGel is a high concentrate product and doses at about a quarter of what the base nutrients do – be careful not to overdose! For hydroponic use, reduce the EC from base nutrients by 0.3ms and increase it again with CalGel. If your EC is very low, from a soft water area for example, CalGel is used to “harden” the water, ensuring the nutrient schedule works well.
BioGreen Garlic is made for the eradication and protection from insects and diseases. Garlic has long been known to have a deterring effect on bugs as well as anti-fungal properties. Using it as part of your nutrient regime will give your plants a natural defence against these pests, leaving them to grow without stress.
Many garlic products are made using garlic powder in water to give a quick use product but aren’t always the most effective. BioGreen Garlic is made using a two-step production process, placing fresh, cut and fermented garlic bulbs and ginger in tanks without oxygen for several months (polar extraction), followed by the a-polar extraction. As a result, the content of the active ingredients is higher and quality damage due to oxidation by oxygen from the air is avoided. Garlic is perfect for use in any garden and with any nutrient system. It has controls and deters a vast number of insects, including thrips which are usually hard to stop as they live around the roots. Garlic absorbs into the plant, protecting it from within.
A tip from the manufacturer if you already have an insect problem; give your plants Garlic and place a fresh head of lettuce in amongst the plants. The bugs will stop eating your plants and start attacking the lettuce. After a short time, you can throw a bag over the lettuce, trapping the insects, then throw it away. The active components are completely absorbed by the plant and leave no residues in the tissues. In other words, your end harvest won’t taste like garlic!
That’s the full range! BioGreen have gone all out to bring both hobbyist and professionals alike the very best in plant nutrition. Their products are rapidly gaining favour as growers see how their plants respond to it.
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