As October winds down, many growers are preparing their gardens for a slow winter. Harvest is likely finished for the season, and many of the seasonal plants are going dormant. However, there are the cool-weather vegetables, herbs, and warm-season blooming perennials that should be planted now to make their appearance in spring.
Though these grows are happening ‘off-season’, these are all new plants that need the same level of care as spring and summer plants do. Making sure they have well amended, nutrient-rich soil is a good start, and Green Planet Nutrients has developed Karbo Boost - a custom blend of simple and complex carbohydrates that mimic plant’s natural carbohydrate profile.
Carbohydrates play a huge role in how a plant develops - provide building blocks for plant structural components, such as cellulose – which helps grow the cell walls – and they help deliver energy for growth. Besides helping to mimic a plant’s natural carbohydrate profile, Karbo Boost brings an ample food source to plant’s cellular building processes.
These cellular building processes create the cells in the plants that manufacture their own food when they use sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugars and carbohydrates; the chemicals the cell uses for fuel. These cells are vital to the plant, and giving them Karbo Boost is a way to make sure those building blocks that allow plants to thrive have a solid foundation.
Karbo Boost is designed to be added to your existing nutrient schedule, so there’s no need to change anything you’ve already been doing for your grow. The ready-to-use carbohydrates Karbo Boost is supplying your plants with helps to alleviate the stress of food production, so more energy can be used on other basic functions – such as flowering! Karbo Boost can be used throughout the whole growth cycle, and if you’re starting late, it’s been noted that some of the best results actually come through when used during the flowering stage.
Though cool-season plants tend to have a shorter growing season than those that have had all summer to bloom, they still need to be tended and fertilized - Karbo Boost is making sure your plants are getting the food they need – and then some!
Have a hydroponic or garden supply store? Left Coast Wholesale has you covered with wholesale pricing available on Karbo Boost. If you’re looking for Karbo Boost near you, call 800.681.1757 today to find a local Karbo Boost retailer!
Dialing in the flow rate correctly can be trial and error for a lot of growers, and is usually something they want to be able to do quickly once they’ve isolated the source of their plants ill health. Octo-Flow has the answer to this – and other – irrigation problems. Octo-Flow is an innovative 8 port stationary water irrigation manifold that allows the grower to control the flow rate or turn the flow off/on with a turn of the included hex key. If needed, it can be converted into a full-open version – all with a simple adjustment.
It may seem counterintuitive to suggest that a gardener forgo soil completely for their grow, but here are some of the problems a professional horticulturalist may have with soil…
For professional growers, their agriculture is what they depend on, so taking a chance on soil that could end up ruining even a portion of their grow. This is where soilless growing mediums come into play for agriculturalists that want to start with a blank slate where they control how much water, and what nutrients, the plants get from germination until harvest. A soilless medium is a mix of mediums like peat, coco coir, and basalt that can be used in a hydroponic system or in pots and is free of contaminants, has great aeration and drainage abilities, and can allow the grower to apply whatever mix of nutrients they feel is right for their crop.
A recurring theme for cool-weather greens is fertilize, fertilize, fertilize. Though it’s not a spring planting, these veggies will flourish with the 19 organic inputs and beneficial microbes found in Geoflora VEG and BLOOM. Geoflora Nutrients is an easy to use organic fertilizer system that can be deployed on a large scale, or in a personal grow. The added biological charge in Geoflora Nutrients aids in taking each input to its full potential, creating a web of living soil biology designed to aid in the transport and availability of key macro and secondary nutrients. It may be getting cooler outside, but with Geoflora Nutrients giving your vegetables a boost, you’re good to grow!