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Masterblend Hydroponic Nutrients | Why is it so popular?

Maybe you’ve just made the decision to start hydroponic indoor farming. Then the next step will be choosing a decent fertilizer to help your veggies and peppers grow into magnificent plants. Why would you choose Masterblend hydroponic nutrients? If you have done some research into hydroponic plant cultivation, chances are that you have come across the name of Masterblend. Big Youtubers such as Jeb Gardener and mhpgardener are avid users of the stuff, and the results speak for themselves. Cilantro, lettuce, potatoes, tomatoes, strawberries, radishes and more seem to thrive on the powder. What makes Masterblend so appealing to these experienced gardeners?

All the necessary macro and micronutrients from seed to fruit growth

With over 35 years of experience in the production of fertilizer for professional growers, Masterblend packs an impressive amount of knowledge about what plants need during their life cycles. Sixteen elements are essential for any plant to grow. The macronutrients will probably not be a surprise: carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen all come from the water or air. nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus are other elements that are vital, and are consumed in big amounts. The lesser known (but not less important) micronutrients are as follows: boron (B), chlorine (Cl), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), molybdenum (Mo), and zinc (Zn). As depicted in the image below, all these nutrients are available in the Masterblend 4-18-38 fertilizer, carefully balanced to avoid upsetting the most delicate plants.

Masterblend hydroponic nutrients composition

Reliable results, every time

One of the reasons Masterblend hydroponic nutrients are so easy to use, is that they use so-called chelation. Simply explained they wrap the metal micronutrients in an organic molecule. This wrapping avoids precipitation and oxidation, and thus keeps the nutrients available for the uptake by the roots of the plants. This method ensures that the fertilizer is much more resilient against the PH of the water. Bearing in mind that PH’s of even tap water can differ greatly it’s comforting to know that Masterblend got you covered with this trick.

Costeffective and durable

If you have done some homework on the subject of hydroponic fertilizers you will quickly reach the inevitable conclusion that solid nutrients are the way to go. As explained in: solid or liquid hydroponics nutrients. Next to the fact that Masterblend is considerably cheaper due to the fact that you don’t have to pay for water, the durability is another important factor to consider. A bag of Masterblend, if protected against light and temperature fluctuations can easily survive years in any storage For most projects Masterblend 4-18-38 is a good choice, are you doubting about your own project? Don’t hesitate to leave us a message!

5 thoughts on “Masterblend Hydroponic Nutrients | Why is it so popular?

  1. I am setting up to grow strawberries and see that people use 8-12-32
    Masterblend 4-18-38 seems low in nitrogen?

    Does it matter much?
    Should I add more nitrogen?
    How should I do that?

    I will also grow tomatoes and understand 4-18-38 is then OK

  2. I now see the 9-12-34 Strawberry Formula on the Masterblend site – do you supply it

    1. Dear sir,

      We do not supply the strawberry formula, however, Masterblend has ensured us that the 4-18-38 formula will work nearly as well. Regarding your first question, the complete set we sell comes with Calcium Nitrate and Magnesium Sulphate, which need to be dissolved in the water, this makes sure that sufficient nitrogen is available for the plants.

    1. Yes you could do that! Different plants need different pH values. You can also just mix according to the instructions but keeping your pH at the desired level can improve your plant growth.

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