GreenPlanet Nutrients is excited to announce a product name change from “Dense Bud Compactor” to “Horti-rawK” for theUS Market only. The formulation and application protocols for “Horti-rawK” are identical to “Dense”, it is strictly a name change that we have undertaken in the USA Market.
We are sure you are asking the following questions:
Why Change the name?
Dense is a great name and is well recognized in the US?
Unfortunately, the state of California would not allow us to register the name Dense any longer. In order to maintain consistency across all states, the difficult decision was made to discontinue the name Dense and make the transition to Horti-rawK across the US market.
Dense continues to be available in stores across the USA until inventory depletes, at which time Horti-rawK will begin replacing Dense on store shelves. From a manufacturing perspective, we have immediately transitioned from producing packaged product with Dense labels to Horti-rawK.
As always, we want to thank you for your ongoing support of the GreenPlanet Nutrients brand. We look forward to hearing your comments and feedback on this change but want to assure you that the product is identical and you can be very confident that you will have the same great results with Horti-rawK as you have always had with Dense.
Horti rawK boosts your final crop in the last weeks of flower
After harvesting your final product, has there ever been a time when you thought they would weigh more than they did? You have high-quality buds, but the weight just wasn’t there. Maybe you were expecting a denser flower with more mass.
In your garden, there can be environmental factors that result in airy flowers. If the temperature around the top of your grow’s canopy is too hot, your flowers are going to loosen up resulting in an airy final product. Growers will also find that excessive levels of CO2 and hormone application can cause your yield to miss the mark on the final weight they are after.
But if you have mastered your garden environment, you are growing a healthy strain, and you have the rest of your nutrient program dialled in, you are ready to add a nutrient supplement like Horti rawK. This is a 0-0-62 powder nutrient, delivering solely potassium (K) to your plant in late flower. When you mix Horti rawK according to the directions, without adding any other nutrients, you can end up with a feeding solution as high as 1400 PPM of straight potassium (K). Even after one application, you will see an increase in the weight of your buds.
In 20 years of doing this, I have never seen 1400 PPM of K applied to a plant. Now that we’ve been doing it, we’re seeing great results. My clients come to me and they say, ‘That works.’
David Robinson, The Garden Sage, Author of the Grower’s Handbook
Horti rawK is our highly-concentrated potassium supplement used in the last weeks of flower. This dry fertilizer is a specially formulated blend of potassium that is used separately from your regular feeding program. Using Horti rawK in your grow will maximize weight and bulk flowers during the bloom stage for a final crop full of dense buds.
The power of potassium (K)
Horti rawK is a one of a kind dry fertilizer that delivers a large dose of potassium (K) during heavy fruiting and flowering. This is completely unique from any other GreenPlanet Nutrients product we offer. Plants that are lacking in potassium during the later stages of bloom run the risk of producing airy and loose flowers. By introducing a 0-0-62 straight potassium formula to your plants, Horti rawK ensures you get the maximum weight out of your flowers when it comes time to harvest your crop.
The results of Horti rawK comes from the key role potassium plays in the development of flowering plants. Potassium is responsible for sugar production and the plant’s ability to store the energy it needs for healthy and vigorous flower development. It will also increase the strength of the plant at a cellular level to promote the production of sturdy stems that support large flower sites. These benefits of potassium make Horti rawK a must use for cultivators looking to get the most out of their buds.
Depending on your grow medium and grow system, there are 2 different ways to apply Horti rawK:
Soil/Soilless/Coco Application: Use 1-2 grams per 1 litre (4-8 grams per 1 gallon) of water once a week. Use only in the last 3 weeks of flower, allowing at least one week for flush. Do not mix Horti rawK with any other nutrients, mix with water only.
Hydroponic Application: Flush your nutrient reservoir of the existing nutrient solution. Add 1-2 grams per 1 litre (4-8 grams per 1 gallon) of water. Circulate in your system for up to 48 hours. Flush and then replace it with fresh nutrient solution, then repeat the following week. Use only in the last 3 weeks of flower, allowing at least one week for flush. Do not mix Horti rawK with any other nutrients, mix with water only.
If you are a grower with your environment dialled in, plants are in good health, and looking for a simple product that guarantees your plants will produce buds with maximum weight, Horti rawK is the supplement you have been looking for.
******UNITED STATES MARKET ONLY****** SAME PRODUCT SAME FORMULA DIFFERENT NAME Goodbye Dense, Hello Horti-rawK GreenPlanet Nutrients is excited to announce a product name change from “Dense Bud Compactor” to “Horti-rawK” for the US Market only. The formulation and application protocols for “Horti-rawK” are identical to “Dense”, it is strictly a name change that we have […]
Horti rawK boosts your final crop in the last weeks of flower After harvesting your final product, has there ever been a time when you thought they would weigh more than they did? You have high-quality buds, but the weight just wasn’t there. Maybe you were expecting a denser flower with more mass. In your […]
If you’ve been in the industry long, you’ve probably had your share of interesting conversations centred around ways to increase the output of your garden. To be fair, many of these conversations are brought forth by people, who, given their experience in the trade, can offer advice with a certain amount of validity. There are […]
If you’ve been in the industry long, you’ve probably had your share of interesting conversations centred around ways to increase the output of your garden. To be fair, many of these conversations are brought forth by people, who, given their experience in the trade, can offer advice with a certain amount of validity. There are others, however, who offer not-so convincing ideas on the subject of yield increase.
One of the most commonly heard ideas about increasing the overall yield of a garden is the act of enriching your medium with a carbohydrate, or sugary substance. Being that simple sugars are found in abundant quantities throughout our daily life, for example, in soda, the not-so convincing “experts” recommend enriching your garden with sugary, carbonated drinks like cola, orange or grape soda. It’s argued that not only does the high sugar content boost your plant’s metabolism, but the flavour profile extracted from the soda can leach into the end product of your flower. This claim, however, has not been evidenced.
So, while it may be appropriate to utilize the sugars found in some household products, like blackstrap molasses, using soda in your scheduled feeding program is not recommended. These drinks, most notably, varieties of cola, are highly carbonated and are known for their ability to neutralize bacteria. Being that the whole point of introducing a source of carbs to your feeding program is to cultivate and sustain living microorganisms, using soda as a source of sugar seems counterproductive to the initial premise of increasing the maximum yield of a garden.
Carbs give your plants energy without making them work for it.
– The Garden Sage, Author of “The Grower’s Handbook“
With this in mind, there are other efficient and economical sources of carbohydrates that are specifically formulated for use in the production of food and flowers. By adding a quality source of sugars to your regular fertilizing program, gardeners can typically expect the increased activity of living bacteria and fungi, which can ultimately lead to the essential uptake of nutrients, and the faster movement of fluid and fertilizer throughout the plant system. The passages below will dive deeper into the subject of the power of carbs in the root-zone.
Key Benefits of Carbohydrates
Unlike the mention of soda before, which contains simple processed sugars (among other possibly harmful additives), a clean, quality-focused carbohydrate supplement like our Liquid Weight or Karbo Boost, contains an array of simple sugars like dextrose, sucrose and fructose. Following this, there are essentially two improvements you can expect from adding a rich source of carbohydrates into your scheduled feeding program: an increase in microbe activity and a higher rate of nutrient and fluid uptake.
Increased Microbe Activity
To encourage the rapid growth of healthy bacteria, fungi and protozoa in your root zone, pairing your regular feeding program with a sugary carbohydrate supplement will help to speed up the growth rate of beneficial microbes. Plants spend an amazing amount of energy-releasing complex sugars like cellulose into the root-zone; so, by supplementing your plant’s expenditures with additional carbs, you can be sure the beneficial microbes in your soil will be plentifully fed, which in turn will support the cultivation and growth of your living medium. Furthermore, this action of supplementing carbohydrates will allow your plant to focus its energy on producing the rest of its anatomy throughout its lifecycle.
Increased Nutrient and Fluid Uptake
This expected result pairs hand in hand with the formerly discussed increase in microbe activity. Because of the increase and growth of living organisms in the root-zone, available elements like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, along with a host of other micronutrients, are broken down at an accelerated pace. This point also indicates an increase in the uptake of fluids due to the plant’s active metabolism, which, if maintained, can produce a faster-growing, healthier plant overall.
Liquid Carbohydrate Additive: Liquid Weight
Liquid Weight is a liquidadditive nutrient used in the flowering stage of the plant cycle. It provides a blend of simple carbohydrates to support the beneficial microbial life in the root zone. Introducing carbohydrates via the root zone will benefit microbes that expand the root zone’s ability to absorb nutrients and other vital fluids.
Beneficial microbes do this by bonding with the plant’s roots to break down larger elements into simple chemical components that are easier for the plant to uptake and absorb. This translates to increased yields in both mass and quality. Liquid Weight is a must use additive in all our liquid nutrient programs.
Dry Carbohydrate Additive: Karbo Boost
Karbo Boost is a dryadditive nutrient used in the flowering stage of the plant cycle. This formula uses naturally occurring carbohydrates to ensure your plants are getting an added clean source of energy to support heavy fruiting. An added source of carbohydrates is important during the flowering stage to ensure microbes can help your plants uptake the nutrients they need to produce a healthy and aromatic crop.
These microorganisms can help break down larger elements into simple chemical components that are easier for your plant to uptake and absorb. Healthy microbial life in the rhizosphere not only helps mobilize nutrients but also benefits water and oxygen absorption in the root zone for faster and stronger growth. Add Karbo Boost alongside your favourite nutrient program.
Beneficial Bacteria Additive: Root Builder
Root Builder is a liquidadditive nutrient used in the vegetative and flowering stage of the plant cycle. Our formula introduces two key forms of beneficial bacteria to your grow medium: Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus subtilis. Bacillus licheniformis will help break down elements so your plant can use its energy on other important plant functions, such as producing big, beautiful flowers.
Bacillus subtilis is an extremely strong beneficial bacteria that focuses on boosting natural defences. It will also produce molecules called iturins that will target harmful microorganisms in the rhizosphere and eliminate them. Together, these organisms perform as a microbial soil amendment, which improves the conversion of organic and inorganic fertilizers into plant-available forms for more efficient nutrient uptake.
Ready for the Carbohydrate Advantage?
Consider adding any of the supplements above to your grow for a high-quality source of carbohydrates. Compared to adding a sugary carbonated alternative, these formulas ensure any microbes receive a full range of sugars, letting your plants focus on developing a frosty final crop.
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Due to a shortage of the current black containers used for GreenPlanet Nutrients powdered products, we have been forced to temporarily switch to coloured containers on selected products and container sizes to maintain supply in these times of unprecedented demand.
We want to assure you that this change is temporary and in no way represents a change of any kind to our formulations. At the first available opportunity, we will be moving back to the classic black containers that you have grown accustomed to.
For a short time, some products will go from being in typical black containers to either green or white. Much like the garden, in business, consistency is key. In life, however, we are rarely given choices in ideal situations; and so, in light of all the challenges to consistent business this year, GreenPlanet Nutrients is committed to providing the same reliable plant food, it just may arrive in a different bottle. GreenPlanet’s Chief Operating Officer, Mark Walman, had this to say on the subject of switching to coloured bottles:
I want to assure our customers that we have no long term plans to change our bottles to these colours. More importantly, I want to assure customers that this change to container colour in no way represents any change to our formulations. Ensuring that the GreenPlanet products our customers rely on remain available is the only motivation for this temporary change.
Mark Walman, COO, GreenPlanet Nutrients
This change in storage containers could affect the following products:
For more information about our move towards green and white storage containers, please contact GreenPlanet Nutrients directly. For all other inquiries about products and services offered by GreenPlanet, contact our team or your local garden supply store for more information.
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We are excited to announce that Root Builder has been officially approved for registration under the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), and Fertilizer Safety Section (FSS). With Root Builder, you can grow confidently knowing your plants are getting the highest quality ingredients possible with GreenPlanet Nutrients.
What is Root Builder?
Root Builder is an additive that can be used during the vegetative and flowering stages. Use Root Builder to increase root mass, improve the conversion rate of organic and inorganic material and as a microbial soil amendment. Use Root Builder at a rate of 1.25 ml/L (5 ml/Gal) in conjunction with your nutrient solution, to enhance your plant’s root-zone, increase nutrient uptake, and prevent root disease.
Using a beneficial bacteria supplement has amazing benefits in the garden; GreenPlanet’s Root Builder, for instance, is loaded with various strains of Bacillus Licheniformis and Bacillus Subtilis, two powerful, and natural sources of bacteria that enhance the root-zone and facilitate healthier, more vigorous periods of growth and bloom. David Robinson, a renowned educator and cultivation expert, further explains the importance of beneficial microbes in his book titled, The Growers Handbook: Teachings of the Garden Sage.
There are many microorganism and beneficial bacteria products available in our industry that are very useful in expanding the root surface and increasing the nutrient uptake. These products can also increase stalk and branch thickness. In organic water gardens, microorganisms are an essential component of root disease prevention.
(Robinson, 2012, p. 72)
So, as Robinson states, not only does Root Builder enhance the natural growth patterns of plants, but beneficial microorganisms also protect against potential issues and diseases such as root rot, pythium and general stress.
The Importance of Certification
The certification of fertilizer can mean a few important things to gardeners. Most importantly, plant products certified by governmental organizations like the CFIA and FSS are put through rigorous safety and input tests to maintain standards in the field of organic and mineral-based agriculture. The FFS, for example, tests and ensures that certified products do not contain harmful or poisonous amounts of trace minerals, pesticides or bacteria. So, when you use a registered supplement like Root Builder, you can be sure your garden will benefit from all the claims expressed throughout this article, without any unexpected issues.
To access the rich and diverse compounds of Root Builder, contact a member of the GreenPlanet sales team, or your local garden supply store for product information and purchasing inquiries.
After considerable review of both our current position in the market as well the increased costs incurred in manufacturing, we are implementing a price increase on GreenPlanet Nutrients for the first time in our history. This new pricing structure will come into effect on December 1, 2020.
As you are aware, GreenPlanet Nutrients has never implemented a full-scale price increase. In fact, in the past 10 years, we have only made minor adjustments to selected products while most nutrient companies on the market have been applying annual increases or have even increased their prices multiple times in single calendar years.
We recognize that our current pricing structure has assisted GreenPlanet Nutrients in gaining market share thus far, but we believe that this new pricing places us more appropriately in the market in comparison with our competitors. We hope you can appreciate that this adjustment was necessary in order for us to ensure that you continue to receive the highest quality nutrients in the industry.
It is important that you understand that raising prices was not a decision taken lightly by our company. We recognize that growers have a wide range of choices in the nutrients they use and budgets to work within. We sincerely hope that your experience with our range of products has shown you the value of high-quality plant nutrients and that you will continue to use GreenPlanet Nutrients in your gardens and sell GreenPlanet Nutrients in your stores.
Thank you in advance for your continued support, and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have!
GreenPlanet’s Massive encompasses everything about a quality-focused bloom formulation. Unlike other blooming additives, which typically contain nothing more than soluble mineral salts, Massive is specially blended with an array of elements like L-form amino acids, natural sugars, and a balance of micro and macronutrients specifically selected to assist budding plants with the production of large, healthy flowers.
With scheduled use of Massive in the garden, growers can expect an increase in flower size, aromatics, essential oils, chlorophyll content, photosynthesis, CO2 utilization, proper NPK ratios, cell expansion and content, cell wall thickness, floral components, and resistance to stressors. Furthermore, the components in Massive work aggressively to promote, as well as transport vital fluids and cell building materials to the flower sites. This creates truly impressive stacked flower clusters, full of aromatic essential oils.
Massive is recommended for use throughout the entirety of a plant’s blooming cycle prior to the last two weeks of harvest. At its required dose, Massive is an aggressive product, on average clocking in with a mixing rate of 20mL per gallon, or, 5mL per litre. At this rate, Massive can raise the PPM of a nutrient solution by approximately 300-400 points; so, be sure to adequately adjust the mixing rate of your additional supplements, base nutrients, and additives, to compensate for the boost in salt-content provided by Massive.
Alongside GreenPlanet’s specially formulated feeding programs, there are many additives and supplements that are available to growers which have the potential to elevate your product to the next level. Whether you’re interested in rapidly expanding your plant’s root-zone, strengthening stems, branches and stalks, or, simply providing a highly soluble concentration of phosphorus and potassium throughout the flowering stage – GreenPlanet Nutrients has you covered. Here’s a look at three products from GreenPlanet that takes you and your garden beyond the feed program!
GreenPlanet’s Root Builder is densely packed with two strains of extremely active beneficial bacteria: Bacillus Licheniformis and Bacillus Subtilis. Both of these microorganisms have different roles in the root-zone. For example, Bacillus Licheniformis is utilized quickly to break down soluble minerals and convert them to energy for the plant. While strains of Bacillus Subtilis mainly support a plant’s immune system by producing molecules called iturins, which target and eliminate sources of harmful bacteria. Without healthy probiotic supplements like Root Builder, stressful environmental conditions, inconsistent irrigation or a deficient feeding program, may produce a diseased root-zone incapable of supporting steady growth. To save on the stress of a stunted plant, invest in your root-zone today with GreenPlanet’s Root Builder!
Plant Guard is GreenPlanet’s source of liquid Potassium Silicate, which supports plant growth and durability in all stages of development. Potassium Silicate is a valuable element that plants utilize at the cellular level to build-up defences against harmful pathogens, stress and extreme weather conditions. This resistance to stressors happens when the cell-walls of the plant harden due to the uptake of Silicate in the root-zone. The action of hardening typically results in the production of thicker stalks, branches and broader leaves in the vegetative state, and the ability to support larger, heavier flowers in the budding stage.
PK Spike is derived from several highly soluble sources of Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K) and formulated to deliver high amounts of PK to flowering plants. This product is designed to encourage budding, and help facilitate the bulking and ripening of flowering plants. To hasten the pace at which your indoor plants produce buds, add PK Spike to your base nutrient solution the first two weeks of flower, and then again at the last two weeks before flush to increase the density, fullness and development of your flowers.
At GreenPlanet Nutrients, we believe in making your lives easier and that’s why we have our Certificate of Analysis on our website. To find your CoA, you’ll need to locate the batch/product code which is attached to every product. This batch product code will help locate the CoA associated to that GreenPlanet Nutrient product.
NOTE: We do not produce COA's for Non-fertilizer products. For example PH Up and PH Down
Understanding and finding your batch/product code.
In this video, we’ve given you an example of how to locate your batch/product code. Some of our bottles have them printed on the back of the bottle or placed on with a sticker.
The above batch code is 21460620 (Product Code – 21)(Batch Code – 46)(Month Created – 06)(Year Created – 20)
Now that you have the batch/product code, please head over to our CoA finder. You can input the batch code into this section to retrieve the CoA associated with that product. We’ve password-protected this area and if you would like access to it, please contact us or your sales rep.
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Justin Cooper, Co-Founder of GreenPlanet Nutrients talking about GP3
Simple Grow Systems Need a Simple Nutrient Program
AutoPot Watering Systems offer a simple to use automatic watering systems that can be used either as a hydroponic system or as a traditional soil irrigation system. It makes indoor and greenhouse growing easy for any grower. When working with AutoPot to learn how our plant nutrients could benefit their growers in the best way possible, we needed to understand what AutoPot users wanted from their feed program. We knew that the grow systems required extremely clean formulas with high-quality ingredients as the source of plant nutrition. We also understood that AutoPot growers wanted nutrient programs that simplified their lives, while still delivering an impressive crop.
These demands led us to develop two brand new nutrient programs specifically for AutoPot cultivators: The 2 Part Autopot Dual Fuel Feed Program and the 3 Part AutoPot GP3 Feed Program. GreenPlanet Nutrients focuses on pure nutrient formulas with readily available ingredients, making them an essential source of nutrients for any plants.
There were demands for us to make a 3 part for years, and not only making it, but making it better than what was on the market. GP3 has pure ingredients, better ratios, a more complete formula, and that’s going to give growers better results and better value. Each formula is 100% water soluble and readily available, making it easy for your plant to uptake.
Justin Cooper, Co-Founder of GreenPlanet Nutrients
A Proven Formula Tested By Growers
With proven results since its initial launch, it was no brainer to create an AutoPot Feed Program based on our 3 part base nutrient, GP3. Our Grow, Micro, and Bloom formulas have been tested and approved by veteran craft growers as their go-to 3 part nutrient in any grow medium. As mentioned, nutrients used in an AutoPot need to have a clean formula to avoid clogging the lines and AquaValves in the system. It is nothing but a headache having to isolate AutoPot Grow Modules in order to perform emergency system maintenance when problems arise because of nutrients. All 3 formulas of GP3 are 100% water-soluble, ensuring you can add it to your AutoPot Reservoir without having to worry about any build-up or clogged lines. The only thing you should worry about after feeding your plants is what’s for dinner!
With our formulas ensuring nutrients are available to the plants when they are ready to uptake them, the intuitive design of the AutoPot Watering System can function seamlessly. The AquaValve found in each module of the grow system will deliver the nutrient solution to the plant when it needs it, and with GP3, it is getting a full array of macro and micronutrients it needs at all stages of growth.
Nutrition Matters For Your Plants
GP3 Grow provides your plants with the optimal nutrients they require in the vegetative stage of growth. This stage is when your plants develop leafy green foliage and a strong root system that will be able to support flowering sites during the bloom stage. GP3 Micro contains an extensive range of ethically sourced, guaranteed micronutrients to ensure your plants are getting the highest quality fertilizer possible. These include necessary elements such as iron (Fe), boron (B) and calcium (Ca), all of which benefit the plant throughout its entire life cycle. Finally, GP3 Bloom delivers a healthy dose of phosphorous and potassium, which plants uptake in large amounts during the flowering stage of growth to product beautiful and healthy buds. All 3 formulas work together in every week of plant growth to deliver the fundamental nutrients your garden needs to thrive.
Get Growing With Our New 3 Part AutoPot Starter Kit
We wanted to make using the GP3 AutoPot Feed Program in an AutoPot Watering System as easy as possible, so we made a brand new nutrient Starter Kit to get growers started with the right fertilizers. The New 3 Part AutoPot Starter Kit comes with all the components of GP3: GP3 Grow, GP3 Bloom, and GP3 Micro. They supply your grow with the foundation of NPK and more.
You’ll also find a collection of additive and supplement nutrients in the Kit for added benefits. Our Vitathrive Propagation Solution is a comprehensive additive blend of vitamins and minerals formulated for the vegetative stage of plant growth. It is designed to reinforce plant health and support essential functions. Rezin is our aroma and flavour enhancer that greatly increases the essential oil and resin production of flowering plants. It will push size, aromas, and flavours to bring out the best qualities of your plants for a high-quality crop.
The last product is our highly effective bloom booster, PK Spike. Derived from multiple, highly soluble sources of phosphorous and potassium, PK Spike is designed to encourage budding, help facilitate bulking, and ripening of flowering plants. With large amounts of PK delivered to your plants, you’ll see earlier and more uniform crop maturity, improved flower quality, and tighter buds for a heavy harvest. PK Spike will not leave any biofilm or residue than can be problematic in an AutoPot System. It is an incredibly clean flowering additive that will help your plants thrive in an AutoPot.
It can be a struggle to find the right fertilizers to use in a grow system, especially with so many choices out there. With the GreenPlanet 3 Part AutoPot GP3 Feed Program and 3 Part AutoPot Starter Kit, we’ve ended the search and made the choice an easy one. AutoPot growers now have a clean, simple, and high-quality source of nutrients for their plants.