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Inorganic Hydroponic Fertilizer

Liquid hydroponic nutrients are made from inorganic materials to speed their release into your indoor garden and make them easier to mix with water. These hydroponic nutrient solutions contain the vital macronutrients nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK) in blends designed for either vegetative growth or blooming. Supplemental inorganic fertilizers are also available to add plant micronutrients to your hydroponic system.

Inorganic Fertilizer Article

Unlike organic, inorganic fertilizers are usually quick-release formulas making nutrients rapidly available to plants. Inorganic fertilizers are safe to use, however, because it is quick-releasing, salts can build up fast, damaging soil (Soil applications), pumps and air stones used in hydroponics application.

The advantages of using inorganic fertilizers are nutrients are immediately available to plants and exact amount of a given element can be measured before feeding plants. However, Commercial fertilizer, particularly nitrogen, is easily leached out by rain or irrigation.

Regardless if you use organic, inorganic or a combination of the two, it is important to follow the manufacturers guidelines regarding timing of application, placement of the fertilizer, and the proper amount of fertilizer to be used.

If you're cultivating edible plants, organic fertilizers are recommended because they give crops a better flavor (taste). For ornamentals, for example, chemical fertilizers might give better results. The concentration of minerals allows plants to grow vigorously.

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