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Bigfoot Retires After Using BackCountry Blend This Season

By good fortune alone, Bigfoot had crossed paths GreenPlanet Nutrients BackCountry Blend. His exposure to the outside world had certainly caused some issues, but due to the savings brought on by this product, it had been his most prosperous season yet. With the help of his new friends, Bigfoot made great time harvesting, drying and curing his crop. Weeks passed, and soon the last flower of the crop was gone. So, he put up his feet, counted his cash, and with the extra profits made this season, decided to retire. 

After a long and prosperous season, Bigfoot found himself in desperate need of rest and relaxation. His back ached, his head spun and with winter coming, a bone-chilling frost began approaching from the north. So, at his first chance, Ol’ Bigfoot climbed down his mountain peak and made haste for sunshine. But he wasn’t headed home to Momma Bigfoot – this time, the beast was headed east.

With a pocket full of bills and trouble on his mind, Bigfoot boarded a plane and half a day later landed in Florida. He bought swim trunks, rented a 60’s Impala and drove straight to Miami, only stopping once for gas, three bags of beef-jerky, a red bull, and two packs of wine-flavoured Backwood Blunts. As Bigfoot cruised the coast, the hard work of the growing season began to melt away in the heat of the South Beach sun. In these moments of solitary bliss, Bigfoot decided to retire from his lengthy career as a master cultivator and settle in the Florida Keys. He spent the rest of his retirement drinking Mai-Tai’s, doing water aerobics and bragging to his friends about the last, and most successful harvest of his career. 

Bigfoot’s Secret to Success

Before discovering BackCountry Blend, Bigfoot used a wide variety of liquid fertilizers during the outdoor season. Year after year, he would spend thousands of dollars on bulk amounts of liquid plant food. Not only was it costly, but dragging the heavy totes of fertilizer up the mountain took more time, aggravated his already aching back and increased his exposure to the outside world. After contemplating the issues that came with using liquid fertilizer in the outdoor garden, Bigfoot finally made the switch to BackCountry Blend. 

Bigfoot purchased the entire line of BackCountry Blend for his garden. In the seasons when he used liquid plant food, the average cost of fertilizer for a 14-week season would top $1000. BackCountry Blend, on the other hand, only cost Bigfoot around $140. However, the benefits of using a slow-release fertilizer during the outdoor season go beyond upfront costs. During this season, Bigfoot enjoyed a relaxed routine in the garden, as no mixing, measuring or buffering was required when using BackCountry Blend as a top-feed soil amendment. Furthermore, there was absolutely no variation in fertilizer amounts. So, not only was a granular, slow-release fertilizer more cost-effective, but it also proposed increased simplicity, cut down on labour costs, and, with nutrient enrichment only necessary every 3-4 weeks, the BackCountry Blend feeding system presented Bigfoot with a more relaxed feeding scheduled.

Bigfoot Retires After Using BackCountry Blend

Before the summer was over, Bigfoot sat down and calculated the costs associated with this season’s garden. He spent roughly $140 on the BackCountry Blend feeding program and did not see any sacrifices or short-comings in terms of crop quality or yield. He also enjoyed a reduced work-load and spent no time mixing, buffering or measuring liquid plant food. Having usually spent in excess of $1000 per season on fertilizer alone, Bigfoot was overjoyed with the extra $860 dollars in profit. 

Sore from the season, and excited to spend his earnings, Bigfoot put on his best flannel and headed down the mountain. He thanked the researchers Herer, Jane, Guy and Simpson for their help at harvest time, gave them each a hefty sack of the devil’s lettuce and invited them to his South Beach boogaloo for espresso martinis. As the Floridian breeze floated softly over his fur, Bigfoot reminisced over the countless seasons of hard work. No other experience could compare to the life lived as the world’s most evasive and mysterious gardener. Thanks to GreenPlanet Nutrients BackCountry Blend, however, he was finally able to rest… 

Now it’s your chance to Save Time, Money, and Labour with Backcountry Blend

Fertilizer is something that is always being purchased. Especially in an outdoor garden where the season can last over 14 weeks, the upfront costs of liquid fertilizer can be immense. Among other nutrient systems specifically tailored for the outdoor garden, BackCountry Blend is the only feed program that promises economic nutrition without compromising results.

Save Time

Unlike liquid fertilizers that require bi-weekly feedings, mixing and constant buffering, Backcountry Blend saves growers time by being the simplest and most aggressive slow-release formula on the market.

Save Money

Among other nutrients systems specifically tailored for the outdoor garden, Backcountry Blend is the only feed program that promises significant cost savings without compromising results.

Save on Labour

With a slow-release fertilizer like Backcountry Blend, you can expect a massive decrease in labour.

For us at YETIVA, BACKCOUNTRY BLEND worked flawlessly. AFFORDABILITY, STABLE & TIME SAVING!!! We were under time constraints and just couldn’t have been busier, BACKCOUNTRY made daily and weekly maintenance a breeze and saved time in so many ways. PLUS our plants had never been happier. Not to mention the reps and staff at GreenPlanet answering any and all questions we had. We here at YETIVA will be continuing to use GREENPLANET from here on out.

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BackCountry Blend Found in Bigfoot’s Secret Garden

To our viewers and listeners: we have yet to find the researchers we sent into the forest after the initial sighting of Bigfoot. And now, with over four weeks without contact, we fear the worst. After following their tracks up the mountain, we came across notes, research and documentation detailing the use of GreenPlanet Nutrients BackCountry Blend in Bigfoot’s secret garden. In hopes of returning our research team safely to their families, we have decided to release the observation documents to the public; the passages below are some of the excerpts we found scattered deep in the forest of the Pacific Northwest…

Bigfoot’s Secret Garden: Observation Reports

Four documents have been retrieved from the scene; each observation report was written by different a member of the research team. If anyone has any thoughts on the whereabouts, actions, or current location(s) of the missing individuals, please contact our team immediately.

Dr. J. Herer’s Observation

After the initial discovery of Bigfoot, we followed the mysterious beast further and further into the forest. After trudging up hills, down valleys, and across groves of densely forested pine, the Sasquatch finally stopped in a well-lit clearing on the south side of a mountain. He pulled some brush aside and squeezed himself through a narrow passage of fern. On the other side of the passage, the beast revealed an ethereal pasture – clandestine, ideal and full of gently swaying cannabis trees. Bigfoot took a knee at the head of his garden and placed two white buckets at his feet. As the containers touched the soil, the labels flashed towards us, reading: GreenPlanet Nutrients BackCountry Blend. The team and I have decided to dig in, and continue to document the gardening practices of this creature…

Dr. J. Herer, 2021, Scribbled on the back of The Oregonian

Ms. M. Jane’s Report

After a good night’s sleep, we began observing Bigfoot in the early morning. Among other things like cleaning his fur, fishing and smoking funny-smelling cigarettes, his daily duties seem to revolve around tending this secret garden. The buckets he brought up to the garden, now known to us as “BackCountry Blend”, seem to be an advanced and specific fertilizer designed to save the cultivator time and effort in the garden.

His routine is simple but quite effective; here is what we know so far: Bigfoot broadcasts the granular fertilizer BackCountry Blend overtop of his medium at a rate of 0.5-1 teaspoon per foot of plant height, and allows at least 3-5 weeks to pass before enriching the medium again. None of us have ever seen such a simple method of enriching the garden with fertilizer. We now understand the risks taken by the beast to bring BackCountry Blend up the mountain.

Ms. M. Jane, 2021, Written in Alex Garland’s, The Beach

Monsieur J. Guy’s Research (Translated in English) 

After my colleagues fell asleep, and I ventured further into Bigfoot’s operation. On the buckets labelled, “BackCountry Blend”, there was also a sticker with the price of $45.99. In total, there are three buckets of BackCountry Blend in the garden: Grow, Bloom and Boost, all stickered with the same price. Is it really possible to feed such a garden with only three buckets of slow-release fertilizer? Only time will tell…

Monsieur, J. Guy, 2021, Retrieved from a St-Hubert napkin

Mr. R. Simpson’s Journal  

We have been here for weeks observing the same, casual routine of Bigfoot. With a garden of my own back home, I must admit, I’m a bit jealous of how easy he makes it look. So, unannounced to my partners, I approached the beast one late afternoon. What a personable fellow! A real down-to-earth guy if you ask me. I told him about our observation of him, but he seems indifferent about the task. He says he’s leaving soon anyway; but before, he wants our help with the garden – whatever that means…

Mr. R. Simpson, 2021, Found written in the book Solvent Extraction: Principles and Practice

Again, following the release of these documents, we ask our readers to be on the lookout for Bigfoot and our team of researchers. We are short on leads at the moment; however, there were reports of a group of people, one of which was described as a large, muscular, ape-like man, boarding a plane in the Los-Angeles airport.

It seems that the ape-like man had dropped some literature of some sorts – Bigfoot’s Guide to Gardening Success. We’re sharing our findings in hopes to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Need to get caught up on the discovery of Bigfoot and Backcountry Blend? Read Breaking News: Bigfoot Sighting in the Pacific Northwest.

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Breaking News: Bigfoot Sighting in the Pacific Northwest

News Release. Surrey, BC (April 1st, 2020)

Two fishermen in the Pacific Northwest have just stumbled across a monumental discovery. From what we understand, the two men were drifting down a waterway headed towards an inlet highly populated with fish, when suddenly, from out of the tree-line, a figure appeared…

Watch the news report on this huge discovery.

The two men described the figure as a large, muscular, ape-like being, closely resembling the mythological figure known as Bigfoot. Upon being spotted at the edge of the riverbank, the alleged “Bigfoot” fled the scene; however, before his escape up the mountain, the fishermen were able to capture the creature on film. We managed to solicit a statement from one of the witnesses who recorded Bigfoot; and, even a few hours later, the fisherman was still able to vividly describe the mysterious encounter, stating: 

There’s no doubt in my mind – that thing was Bigfoot. Don’t believe anyone who tries to tell you that it wasn’t. They’re probably wrapped up in a big conspiracy with him if they do. Next thing you know, they’ll all be telling us the world is round!

Estranged Fisherman (who captured Bigfoot on video)
(Estranged Fishermen, 2021, International House of Pancakes)

After reviewing the video, our team has inconclusively determined whether or not the beast under question is in fact Bigfoot. It’s true: there has been a substantial increase in Bigfoot “sightings” throughout the region. However, we have yet to find sufficient evidence to validate the existence of this creature in the Pacific Northwest – with this being said, our team will continue to investigate the riverbank sighting, and update the public with information that may or may not reveal itself. 

Bigfoot Caught on Video… with Plant-Food? 

Even more disturbing than Bigfoot’s initial “discovery”, is the video’s suggested implications. At a brief glance, you might only see the fishermen’s video as a document that captures a mysterious figure on the edge of a riverbank. However, a more in-depth analysis of the video incites an array of urgent and mysterious questions. For example, before the beast scattered towards the tree-line and up the mountain, he was seen using a labelled bucket – GreenPlanet Nutrients BackCountry Blend to fertilize an unknown area.

Footage of the beast before fleeing into the mountains.

What we know so far…

After some research into GreenPlanet Nutrients BackCountry Blend, we’ve come to the conclusion that this is a granular, slow-release nutrient system that provides your plants with stable nutrition throughout periods of vegetative, flowering, and ripening growth. The complete feed program comes in three parts: Grow, Bloom and Boost, and offers its users all the benefits of traditional liquid fertilizer, with none of the associated costs. With that, we’ve been told that BackCountry Blend could save time, money, and labor.

If this creature is Bigfoot, what exactly was it doing with a fertilizer like BackCountry Blend? Where was he going, and what is he hiding? These are just a few questions we proposed to GreenPlanet’s Co-Founder, Justin Cooper. This was his response to the initial sighting of Bigfoot:

What? Bigfoot? C’mon guys, what’ve you been smoking

Justin Cooper, Co Founder of GreenPlanet Nutrients
(Justin Cooper, overhead at a Local Country Club)

There you have it – certainly, the alleged sighting of a legendary monster elicits more questions than answers. However, we believe this story is far from over. We have recently sent a team of researchers deep into the forested regions of the Pacific Northwest; and with luck on our side, we will soon have answers to the most important questions of our time. 

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Medi One’s Role in an Organic Garden

There has always been a large debate centered around the benefits of organic versus synthetic farming. It’s clear that mineral-based fertilizers have their place in specific hydroponic systems, for instance, in recirculating reservoirs or aeroponic applications. But for gardeners who prefer to produce crops in coco or peat-based mediums, the debate is left wide-open, as a drain to waste garden utilizes chemicals, organics or mixed-method approaches to nutrient enrichment easily and with little resistance throughout the plant’s life cycle. Being that the garden is full of variables, the choice that will provide a heavier, more quality-driven crop is often shadowed by more important factors such as plant genetics, environmental conditions and gardening techniques; although, in specific situations, it’s evident that choosing the right fertilizer can make or break a garden.  

Organic growing is a great option for coco or peat-based mediums!

So, why the debate? Although the benefits of using an organic nutrient arguably rival that of synthetics, there are two simple worries associated with the use of organic fertilizers in the garden: control and nutrient availability. In an average organic garden, fertilizers like blood meal, worm casting or bat guano, are pre-amended into the medium of choice, and then are left to “cook-off”, releasing available elements to the plant as they as they are broken down by humic acids, microorganisms and fungi. This process, however natural, can often lack control and speed for gardeners that are focused on perpetual production. Furthermore, miscalculating the amending process is a common mistake, and can be devastating to a crop.

Despite these worries, there is one product available in today’s market, GreenPlanet Nutrients Medi One, which settles the debate between synthetic and organic fertilizers, as this one-part base nutrient offers the control and availability of a synthetic fertilizer, with the added certification and sustainability of organic production. 

What is Medi-One?

Medi One is an OMRI Listed, one-part, organic base nutrient. Meaning, Medi One is a certified organic product that can be used as a foundation for plant growth and general health throughout the entirety of a plant’s life cycle. As discussed above, organic supplements are usually composed of single-sourced entities, like worm casting, kelp or bone meal. Medi One is formulated from multiple organic sources including hydrolyzed, slow-steamed Atlantic Menhaden, sea kelp, and naturally sourced potassium sulphate. Not only does this fertilizer supply your crop with the balanced NPK ratio of 4-3-3, but due to the steaming process of fish and kelp which preserves naturally occurring amino acids, Medi One is an overflowing reservoir of important micronutrients like copper, boron, manganese and zinc. 

Front Label Icons
Back Label Icons

Referring to our icons above. FRONT LABEL: Medi One is our Liquid  Base Nutrient which you use throughout the Vegetative and Flowering Stages of growth. BACK LABEL: You can use this product within a coco based medium, continuous liquid feed program, and a soil/soilless medium. Medi One NPK Values are 4 – 3 – 3

Readily Available Elements

Because Medi One is a liquid fertilizer, the aggressive growth and blooming powers of this nutrient system are readily available for your plants to uptake. Similar to a synthetic fertilizing program, the nutrient enriching qualities of Medi One will be available to your plants within hours of fertilizing. But even more exciting, because of all the hidden organic benefits this fertilizer has to offer, Medi One will continue to break down in the soil over time, continually enriching your plant’s root-zone with crucial nutrients until their next irrigation. Upon flooding your medium with Medi One, vibrant and rich sources of vitamins, amino acids, microorganisms and fungi will begin to cultivate a living space in the root-zone. In short, this process of microbe enrichment will help to speed along the ecological processes of nutrient uptake and delivery. 

Medi One enriches your root zone with readily available organic elements.

Award-Winning Nutrient Formula

Along with the help of supreme genetics and careful growing conduct, Medi One was the nutrient system that helped cannabis educator, John Berfelo, win the Medical Cannabis Cup award in 2011 with his prized strain, Medi-Kush. In the article titled, “The Story Behind My Award-Winning Medi Kush Strain”, Berfelo explains the process of strain hunting the sugar-coated, tri-coloured flowers once known to the market as, “Christmas Kush”.

John Berfelo’s Medi Kush, grown with Medi One.

For John, this strain offered him extraordinary pain relief; and so, it was only a matter of time before he was able to find seeds, and begin the journey of cultivating this plant at home in a medicinal garden. Five years after popping the first of his seeds, Berfelo entered the organically grown “Medi Kush” into the private grower’s category of the Medical Cannabis Cup competition, taking home first prize in 2011, and later placing second in 2012. 

Use and Concentration 

Medi One is perhaps the easiest to use organic fertilizer on the market. In a liquid concentration form, applying Medi-One throughout the plant’s life cycle in indoor, outdoor and greenhouse operations couldn’t be simpler. Depending on the size and durability of your selected crop, mix Medi One in your desired quantity of water at a rate of 1-5 ml/L (4-19 ml/Gal) of water twice per week, making sure to shake the bottle before use and adjusting the pH to a range of 5.8 – 6.5 depending on your medium. For the best results, consult GreenPlanet’s Medi One feeding chart.

Settling the Debate

With the recent interest in organic supplements, GreenPlanet’s Medi One is here to settle the contentious debate between the potential benefits of synthetic versus organic fertilizers. With all the control and availability of a synthetic fertilizer, Medi One is the only certified organic product on the market today that can deliver the quantity and quality you expect from an award-winning nutrient. And so, if you’ve ever thought of crossing over into the world of organic farming, your chance is finally here with the help of Medi One.

Now is your chance to access the rich and diverse compounds of Medi One. Contact a member of the GreenPlanet sales team, or your local garden supply store for product information and purchasing inquiries.

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The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Gardening

As long as the tools for growing indoors have been available, the advantages between growing organically, or supplementing your garden with synthetic nutrients, have remained a hotly debated topic. While the practices of growing with either organic or synthetic supplements are theoretically different, the ultimate goal, in this case, the goal of producing a clean and heavy harvest, is identical. Whatever your preferences in the garden, the choice between growing with organics or synthetics typically causes growers to commit to a specific medium, one which complements the inert, or mineral-based style of fertilizer. Whether you’re growing organically in soil, or synthetically in peat, coco or rockwool, chances are, GreenPlanet Nutrients has the perfect feeding solution for your garden. 

So What’s the Difference?

The main difference between an organic and synthetic garden lies in the way that essential elements are introduced and broken down in the root-zone. In a classic organic garden, for example, inert elements such as worm casting, oyster shell flour, kelp meal, and other raw materials are pre-amended into a soil or soilless mix and are then left to “cook-off”, or break down into elements which can be readily absorbed by plants. In a synthetically fed garden, plants are placed into a porous medium like peat, coco, or rockwool, and then irrigated with water and chemical plant food. Unlike a traditional organic garden, a synthetic garden can be fed with measured inputs exactly to the gardener’s specifications. This does not mean, however, that feeding synthetically has a specific advantage over an organic garden, as natural ingredients, which contain wellsprings of microbes and living beneficial bacteria and fungi, arguably affect the inputs in positive ways we can’t yet understand.

  • Soil or Soilless.
  • Inert elements are pre- amended into the mix.
  • Allowed to “cook-off” into absorbable elements.
  • Porous Medium.
  • Irrigated with water and chemical plant food.
  • Fed with measured inputs exactly to specifications.

Choosing Your Medium 

One aspect of the garden that growing with either organic or mineral-based compounds will affect, is the medium in which your plants will grow. Most purely organic fertilizers, in short, will not be compatible with certain styles of growing. For example, GreenPlanet Nutrients Medi One is an extremely viscous and concentrated fertilizer, formulated with thick inert ingredients including fish hydrolysate, sea kelp, and specially sourced potassium sulphate; unfortunately, because of the viscosity of this nutrient system, it is not recommended to use Medi One in a hydroponic or water-based garden. So, keep in mind that the medium you’re working with will need to be able to support the living qualities of the organic fertilizer in your feeding arsenal. To find out which media will work best for your synthetic or organic garden, consult the passages below. 

Take a look at the back of a GreenPlanet Nutrients Product or click on the product page to ensure you can grow in your medium of choice.

Mediums Suitable for an Organic Garden: 

Soil

The term “soil” is a broad term used to describe a mixture of organic compounds including earth, “top-soil”, and forest fines (a logging industry term for bark and the organics that fall off of logs during the sorting process). While most soils in the industry are amended with organic ingredients, like fish waste, this medium is a perfect candidate for the introduction of other liquid or powered organic nutrients.

Peat Moss

Peat moss is arguably the favourite choice of indoor and outdoor growers in the industry. Being that sphagnum peat moss has an extremely porous nature, meaning that it can absorb and expel water at an amazing rate, peat gardens are in some ways the most reliable for drain to waste systems. Peat moss naturally has a very acidic pH; so, once this medium has been buffer, or limed with pH adjusting compounds, it is a perfectly acceptable medium for an organic garden.

Coco Coir

Made from the discarded husks of the coconut fruit, coco is the halfway point between gardening in a “soil/soilless” medium, and a hydroponic system. Although coco occupies a somewhat contentious grey area on the spectrum of gardening methods, if fed properly, coco mediums will perform with excellent success in an organic garden. 

Mediums Suitable for a Synthetic Garden:

Rockwool  

Rockwool is a completely sterile medium made from the action of heating and spinning rock materials like slag or ceramic. Unlike peat moss, rockwool is naturally alkaline, and prior to transplanting into a rockwool medium, gardeners must buffer the pH of this medium to ensure the root-zone remains in an adequate range of acidity. Because of the propensity of rockwool to develop algae growth on the ridges of media which are exposed to light, organic fertilizers, which contain vibrant sources of bacteria, are not recommended for use. 

Water-Based Gardens 

There are countless ways to garden completely in water. Among the most popular in the industry are aeroponic gardens, ebb and flow systems, drip irrigation and deep water culture (DWC). Being that these systems use air and water to churn and circulate water throughout the reservoir, an organic supplement would likely become a mess of bubbling organisms and proteins within a few days, if not a few hours. To ensure your reservoir is sterile and free of any unwanted contaminants, a concentrated and highly soluble liquid nutrient, like GreenPlanet Nutrients Dual Fuel, would be a reliable choice of fertilizer in a water-based garden.

Choosing Your Fertilizer

Now that you know the difference between growing with organic and mineral-based compounds, and that this choice will influence the system in which your plants will grow, choosing a clean and well-rounded nutrient system is sure to be less of a debate, and more of a concise choice. Whether your garden is organic, synthetic, soil-based or hydroponic, GreenPlanet Nutrients has a variety of nutrient systems available to suit your needs. For a detailed list of nutrient programs currently offered by GreenPlanet Nutrients, click below. 

Want to learn more about Medi One? Read our blog titled Medi One: Now Officially OMRI Listed. For all other questions, contact a member of the GreenPlanet sales team, or your local garden supply store for product information and purchasing inquiries. 

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What Are Base Nutrients?

A base nutrient, or a base nutrient system, can be described as the main source of plant food given to indoor or outdoor crops throughout the lifecycle of growth and bloom. To beginners, this topic of conversation can appear daunting, especially with the massive selection of nutrient brands and programs available in today’s market. However, the principles of plant nutrition, and the products which seek to promote plant health, are respectively similar in their content. This article, if anything, will simplify the seemingly complicated topic of plant nutrition, and shed light on the contents of “base nutrient” programs. 

A Closer Look at Base Nutrients

So what are base nutrients? Like us, plants are only able to digest certain elements throughout their lifecycle; and so, a base nutrient could be described as any liquid or powdered plant food that contains most of, or all of the essential elements for plant health and stability. Although base nutrient systems vary in many ways, most notable in price, brand, and in the number of “parts”, an adequate base nutrient program will contain a well-rounded list of macro and micro-elements, be highly concentrated, and provide your plants with essential minerals throughout periods of growth and bloom. For an explanation of base nutrient parts, read our blog titled: Understanding the Parts of GreenPlanet Nutrients Base Fertilizer Programs.

Micronutrients and Macronutrients essential for plant growth
Hassani, 2018, Forestrypedia.com

Macronutrients

The most important elements to consider when choosing a base nutrient is Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K). Since plant biology has been understood at the molecular level, there has been a general consensus of the importance of these macronutrients; for instance, among other essential elements, Nitrogen is required in the largest quantities, and its availability and internal concentration affect the partitioning of biomass between roots and shoots (Razaq et al, 2015, p. 2). Phosphorus and Potassium, on the other hand, are equally important. From Graham Reinders in-depth book titled, Secrets Of High Yield Plant Growth, the author states the following on the overall significance of Phosphorus and Potassium: 

Phosphorus is an energy carrier for hardy plants, and promotes early maturity for good flower, fruit and seed formation. Plants need Potassium to create the proteins that increase oil content which in turn enhance flavour and colour on flowers, fruits and vegetables.

(Reinders, 2001, p. 108)

Micronutrients

Although a solid N-P-K ratio is essential in the formation of a base nutrient program, other elements called “micronutrients”, have an important role to play in a well-rounded base nutrient system. These trace elements, although only available in small amounts, help facilitate a plants healthy metabolism; furthermore, if a plant is lacking a specific micronutrient, deficiencies such as slow or stunted growth, or in some cases, cell death may be observed (Boundless Biology, LibreText, p. 3).

Example of Micronutrients that are essential to plant growth
HaifaMicro, 2020, Haifa-Group.com

What to Look for in a Base Nutrient Program

If you can grasp a basic understanding of plant nutrition, choosing an appropriate base nutrient program is easy. But in short, when choosing a system of plant nutrition for your garden, make sure that the elements above are listed in well rounded and abundant quantities. Because a base nutrient is your plant’s main source of food, any system worth its weight should provide your garden with an adequate and wide range of elements. To see all available plant elements, refer to the guaranteed analysis.

All elements are documented in our Guaranteed Analysis, which can be found on the backs of our GreenPlanet bottles or located on the product tab on our shop page.

GP3™ Micro – GUARANTEED ANALYSIS

Total Nitrogen (N)…………………………..5.0%

0.5% Ammoniacal Nitrogen

4.5% Nitrate Nitrogen

Soluble Potash (K2O)……………………..1.0%

Calcium (Ca)………………………………….6.0%

Boron (B)……………………………………..0.01%

Cobalt Co)………………………………..0.0005%

Copper (Cu)………………………………..0.004%

0.004% Chelated Copper (Cu)

Iron (Fe)……………………………………….0.1%

0.1% Chelated Iron (Fe)

Manganese (Mn)…………………………..0.05%

0.05% Chelated Manganese (Mn)

Molybdenum (Mo)………………………0.0008%

Zinc (Zn)………………………………………0.025%

0.025% Chelated Zinc (Zn)

Derived from: Calcium Nitrate, Potassium Nitrate,

Iron EDTA, Iron EDDHA, Iron DTPA, Manganese

EDTA, Zinc EDTA, Copper EDTA, Potassium

Borate, Cobalt Nitrate, Ammonium Molybdate.

Information regarding the contents and levels of metals in this product is available on
the internet at http://www.aapfco.org/metals.html

The Contents of a Fertilizer

Before purchasing a base nutrient fertilizer, consider the contents of the bottle. For example, our OMRI listed organic base nutrient, Medi One, has a balanced N-P-K ratio of 4-3-3, as well as a host of other important micro-elements like copper, boron, manganese and zinc. If you’re curious about exact quantities of elements in your fertilizer of choice, ratios can be found in the “guaranteed analysis” section of any reputable fertilizer and are usually located on the back of the bottle, or in a peel-back label on the front of the container. 

Preferences, Skills and Systems

A few other aspects to consider when purchasing a base nutrient program is the gardening system and your own preferences as a grower. If you have an interest in growing organically, for instance, this preference would narrow the choices of the available base nutrient systems on the market. Conversely, if you happen to operate a hydroponic garden, experts in the field would typically recommend the use of a highly soluble synthetic fertilizer, one which has multiple parts, and in some cases, varying ratios. GreenPlanet’s Dual Fuel system, among other options,  is arguably the most popular choice of mineral-based fertilizers which fit the former description of high solubility. 

Whatever your style of garden, chances are, GreenPlanet Nutrients has the perfect base nutrient program. To access the programs available at GreenPlanet Nutrients, contact a member of the GreenPlanet sales team, or your local garden supply store for product information and purchasing inquiries. 

Works Cited

  • Boundless Biology. (2020). Essential nutrients for plants. LibreText
  • Hassani, N. (2018). Macro and micronutrients essential for the growth of plants: Flow chart. Forestrypedia.com
  • Razaq M, Zhang P, Shen H-l, Salahuddin. (2017). Influence of nitrogen and phosphorous on the growth and root morphology of Acer mono. PLoS ONE. 
  • Reinders, G. (2001). Secrets of High Yield Plant Growth. Cybo Press. 

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Understanding the Feed Program: Medi-One

Dedicating your garden to a complete and well-rounded feeding program is a great way to ensure that your harvest is a cut above the rest. Not only do feeding programs contain the essentials for plant health and nutrition, but they also include supplements that can elevate your product to levels of unforgettable quality. Whether you’re new to gardening or have been growing for decades, experts would agree that committing to a program that promises to produce a heavy, quality-driven harvest, is a good place to start. In hopes of guiding gardeners to possibly the most quality-focused feeding program on the market, the following passages will dive deeper into the organic feeding program of Medi One

What is a Feed Program?

A feed program is a schedule of plant nutrition that can be mapped in terms of fertilizer dose, ratio, supplementation and use overtime. Usually containing several bottles, a complete feeding program should contain supplements including a base nutrient fertilizer, a vitamin supplement, a bloom booster, a source of carbohydrates and a trichome enhancer. By combining the inputs in a feeding program, prompted with other factors that produce a confident yield, growers can expect their garden to produce the most quality driven harvest possible. To browse a complete list of feed programs available at GreenPlanet Nutrients, click here

The 1 Part Medi One Feed Program

Medi One is perhaps the easiest to use organic base nutrient on the market. Accompanied with a cornucopia of supplements like Ocean Magic, Vitathrive, Massive and Rezin, the 1 Part Medi One Feed Program is sure to impress. Perfect for indoor or outdoor soil/soilless gardens, Medi One is the choice pick for growers who want to produce a clean harvest, free of any harsh or insoluble chemicals. Before committing your garden to the Medi One Feed Program, consult a description of each supplement included in the schedule below. 

Medi One: Base Nutrient

Medi One is an OMRI listed, one-part, organic base nutrient. Composed from multiple organic sources including hydrolyzed, slow-steamed Atlantic Menhaden, sea kelp, and naturally sourced potassium sulphate, Medi One boasts an impressive, yet balanced N-P-K ratio of 4-3-3; and, because of the slow steaming of inert ingredients during the manufacturing process, Medi One is an overflowing reservoir of important micronutrients like copper, boron, manganese and zinc. Additionally, unlike other organic fertilizers, which are usually manufactured and sold in powdered or soluble form, Medi One’s liquid form offers plants instant nutrient availability. 

Ocean Magic: Additive Nutrient

Ocean Magic is a vegetative and flowering additive derived from cold-pressed Atlantic Sea Kelp that delivers a variety of benefits to your plants. The wealth of ingredients found in Ocean Magic supports a number of functional properties such as rooting and the reduction of environmental and plant stress. Used as either a root-soak or foliar spray, Ocean Magic contains special plant hormones including auxins, cytokinins and gibberellins, which have been linked to promoting vigorous growth, branching, and increased resistance to stress in plants (Stirk & Staden, 2014, p. 127). 

Massive Bloom Formulation: Additive Nutrient

Massive Bloom Formulation is our premier flowering additive formulated with all of the necessary macro and microelements required to achieve an increase in flower size. As well as providing several additional beneficial properties, such as L-amino acids and a source of carbohydrates, Massive is the perfect blooming supplement to pair with the living, organic qualities of Medi One

Rezin: Additive Nutrient

Rezin is our flowering additive formulated to enhance the natural processes within flowering plants that produce flavour and aroma. With no PPM, Rezin can be used with any base nutrient program until harvest to produce large, sugar-coated flowers. Now known for enhancing the “entourage effect” (Russo, 2019, para. 17), Rezin is one proprietary supplement that is a must-have for any quality-driven garden. 

Entourage Effect: The theory that the synergistic effect of THC, flavonoids, cannabinoids and terpenes all contribute to the overall “experience” of cannabis consumption. 

Liquid Weight: Additive Nutrient

Liquid Weight is a supplement blend of simple carbohydrates that support beneficial microbial life in the root zone. This leads to an increase in the absorption of essential nutrients that help develop impressive aromatic flowers and fruits. Plants spend an amazing amount of energy-releasing 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.  Want to know more about carbohydrate supplements? Read our blog: The Power of Carbohydrates in the Garden.

Using the Feed Program

Like a recipe, the Medi One Feed Program delivers the best results when the formula is followed. As explained above, a feeding program is a schedule of plant nutrition that can be mapped in terms of fertilizer dosage, ratio, supplementation and use overtime. Throughout the weeks of vegetative and flowering growth, the Medi One Feed Program will guide the grower through different stages of a plant’s life, and offer general feeding ratios, doses and helpfully supplementation tips overtime. All the measurements of plant food on our feeding programs are described in millilitres of fertilizers per litre of water.

Features and Considerations

At a glance, you’ll notice a few distinguishing features about the Medi One Feeding Program: first, only certain products and supplements are recommended for use in specific stages of plant growth. For example, the feed chart is split into two stages: vegetative and flowering growth. In these different stages, only certain supplements are recommended for use; for instance, you’ll notice that products that increase flower size, like Massive Bloom Formulation, are only introduced in the second week of flower, once plants have established pistils and bud sites. 

Our feed charts are split into two stages: vegetative and flowering.

Another aspect of the feeding chart to examine is the rise and gradual plateau of the recommended Parts Per Million (PPM) of your nutrient solution. PPM is a unit of measurement which describes the concentration of a solution. In this case, since we are examining fertilizer, PPM can be seen as a measurement that determines the strength and concentration of dissolved elements within a nutrient solution. While following the Medi One Feed Program, you’ll notice that the PPM of your nutrient solution will gradually increase as you move into the flowering stage, finally plateauing in weeks 2 – 6, followed by a gradual decrease in strength as you move towards the final weeks of the flushing period. These general measurements are based on the assumption that as time progresses, your plants will become larger, and will therefore be able to digest a more concentrated nutrient solution.

As plants go from the vegetative stage to the flowering stage of growth, their nutrient requirements increase.

There’s no better time than now to start your garden off right with the help of the Medi One nutrient schedule. Want to learn more about Medi One? Read our previous blog: Medi One’s Role in an Organic Garden. For all other inquiries, contact a member of the GreenPlanet sales team, or your local garden supply store for product information and purchasing inquiries. 

Works Cited:

  • Russo, E. (2019). The case for the entourage effect and conventional breeding of clinical cannabis: No “strain,” no gain. Frontiers in Plant Science. Retrieved, December 10th, 2020 from US National Library of Medicine.
  • Stirk, W. A., & Van Staden, J. (2014). Chapter five – Plant growth regulators in seaweeds: Occurrence, regulation and functions. Advances in Botanical Research, 125–159. Retrieved, December 10th, 2020 from ScienceDirect

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Understanding the Parts of GreenPlanet Nutrients Base Fertilizer Programs

Whether you garden in soil or hydroponics, choosing a plant food that fits your preferred method of growing can be as important as other factors that promote the maximum yield of a garden. For all of us looking for simpler and more effective tools in the garden, GreenPlanet Nutrients has introduced multiple base nutrient programs to fit any system and all levels of growing experience. From the organically derived Medi One to the classic and clean GP3, GreenPlanet Nutrients has all the bases covered when it comes to hassle-free gardening. 

What is The Part System? 

The “parts” of a GreenPlanet Nutrient system can be described as a set of nutrient enrichment programs that utilize different steps, quantities and qualities in the growing process. The different parts of a nutrient program can typically be broken down into the number of bottles growers would use in a base nutrient system. GreenPlanet Nutrients, for instance, has four available base nutrient programs, each system consisting of varying qualities and mixing procedures.

In simple terms, a part references the number of bottles that a particular base nutrient uses within a feed program. E.g 3 Part GP3 = 3 Base Nutrient Bottles

All of the parts of a base nutrient program are made up of similar elements, the only difference between them is the method of mixing and ratios during irrigation. For example, GreenPlanet Nutrient one part base nutrient program, Medi One, relies only on a single bottle to supply your garden with an array of macro and micronutrients throughout the vegetative and flowering cycles. While a more advanced formula, like GP3, uses three bottles to supply plants with the necessary essentials to promote health and steady growth.

1 Part Medi One – 2 Part Dual Fuel – 3 Part GP3 – 4 Part Hydro Fuel

Choosing the Right Feeding Program

Although GreenPlanet gives growers a variety of choices when it comes to fertilizer, each nutrient system provides consistent and reliable results at harvest time. So, there is no clear answer for gardeners when it comes to questions about the base nutrient program that will provide the best results. However, knowing that GreenPlanet Nutrients compiles all their nutrient programs with a complete and cohesive list of available elements, should provide consumers with peace of mind during the moments leading up to choosing a fertilizer for the garden. In short, there is no definite answer when it comes to choosing a fertilizer for the garden, as a more complicated feeding program will not necessarily provide a heavier or more quality-driven harvest. 

Choosing the right feed program doesn’t have to be rocket science and we show you why.

If there is anything at all to consider when choosing plant food, it’s your own preference as a gardener. For example, if you prefer a more laid back, easy-going approach, choose the system with the least amount of base nutrient bottles. If you happen to be interested in the scientific aspects of gardening, a more complicated feeding program with multiple bottles may be the right fit for you. Whatever kind of gardener you may be, and no matter your experience level, GreenPlanet Nutrients has the perfect feeding program to suit your needs. 

GreenPlanet Nutrients Feeding Programs

Here are the part feed programs available to you:

Additional Feed Program:

With every feed program, we also offer a starter kit variation that comprises of 500ml bottles within that particular Feed Program.

One Part Nutrient System: Medi One

Medi One is GreenPlanet Nutrients certified organic one part that can be used as a foundation for plant growth and general health throughout the entirety of a plant’s life cycle. Formulated from multiple organic sources, including hydrolyzed, slow-steamed Atlantic Menhaden, sea kelp, and naturally sourced potassium sulphate, Medi One boasts an impressively balanced NPK ratio of 4-3-3 and is quite possibly the easiest to use liquid organic nutrient on the market.

Two Part Nutrient System: Dual Fuel

GreenPlanet Nutrients Dual Fuel is perhaps the simplest and most concentrated base nutrient formula available to growers today. The Dual Fuel nutrient system is made of two parts, is used in equal ratios, and can be added among other additives to enrich plants in soil, coco and hydroponic systems throughout the entirety of a plant’s life. Dual Fuel is extremely cost-effective and is arguably the best choice for beginners, and large-scale cultivators alike. 

The Autopot Dual Fuel Feed Program has been tailored to work seamlessly with the AutoPot Watering Systems.

Three Part Nutrient System: GP3

For all of us who prefer traditions in life, GreenPlanet Nutrients offers growers the classically tested 3 Part program. Consisting of three bottles, GreenPlanet Nutrients GP3 Micro, GP3 Grow and GP3 Bloom, make up the industry’s standard nutrient system of successful growing. Made for the serious gardener, use GP3 in varying doses and ratios throughout the plant’s life for the best results.

The Autopot GP3 Feed Program has been tailored to work seamlessly with the AutoPot Watering Systems.

Four Part Nutrient System: Hydro Fuel

Combining the relaxed stability of the Dual Fuel program with all the clean and conscious meticulousness of GP3, GreenPlanet Nutrients Hydro Fuel blends the best of both worlds. Using Hydro Fuel Grow and Hydro Fuel Bloom in equal parts throughout the plant’s life cycle helps growers spend less time looking at the feeding chart, and more time with their plants. But don’t let the simplicity of this system fool you, HydroFuel’s 4 Part system is as tested and traditional as the rest of GreenPlanet’s nutrient programs, and can ultimately provide the results you expect from quality-driven plant nutrition. 

Got Questions? We’re Here to Help!

To access all the qualities of GreenPlanet Nutrients feed programs, contact a member of the GreenPlanet sales team, or your local garden supply store for product information and purchasing inquiries. 

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What an OMRI Listed Product Can Do For Your Garden

Organic gardening is the process of enriching plants with naturally occurring materials, which at harvest time, arguably produce the cleanest and most unadulterated food and flower products available on the market. The practice of organic gardening, however, is not entirely about the production of clean and tasty crops – the roots of the trade foremost stem from philosophies that value the environment. Unlike the processes of commercial farming, where growers benefit from a variety of inorganic ingredients, like chemical fertilizers and pesticides, organic growing utilizes natural properties and elements to supplement plant health and stability. By facilitating plant growth through naturally occurring entities, the organic community can encourage tenets such as soil biodiversity and a decrease in waste and pollution, which, if cared for, can ultimately promote and maintain centres of flora and fauna diversification overtime.  

To maintain standards in the field of organic agriculture, organizations such as the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), help manage the industry of inert fertilizer production, ensuring the inputs to your garden are sustainable, ethically sourced, and otherwise meet the certification standards of OMRI listed products. 

What is OMRI?

OMRI is a non-governmental organization that manages the standards of inputs that go into producing certified organic gardening products. In addition, OMRI verifies the sources and procedures of production which go into the manufacturing process of fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides, ensuring that the compounds which go into these products meet organic standards.

In order for a product to become an OMRI listed, the manufacturer must provide OMRI with data like an ingredients list, the manufacturing process, the formula of production and other necessary information to verify the product’s efficacy against organic standards. You can find OMRI listed products in all places of the industry, from soils and mediums to liquid and soluble fertilizers. To check for yourself if a fertilizer is ‘certified’ organic, consult OMRI’s most recent product list.

What an OMRI Listed Product Can Do For Your Garden

Although there are many benefits of using an organic method of gardening, there are some more specific advantages growers can expect when using an OMRI listed product in the garden.

A Consistent Product

As a consumer, purchasing a product with an OMRI stamp is one of the safest bets you can make in the production of an organic garden. Because of the measures taken by OMRI in the certification process, consumers can expect a product that will produce clean food and flower crops consistently. 

Quality Driven Ingredients

Organic gardening is all about quality. By picking an OMRI listed fertilizer over chemical, or uncertified supplements, you can ensure your garden will be cut above the rest at harvest time. Part of the process of OMRI certification is the payment of quality assurance testing by fertilizer manufacturers against organic standards; manufacturers pay the fee for OMRI testing whether or not their product gets a stamp of certification. As a result, the transparency OMRI provides, along with other foundations of material testing, evidently leads to the production of quality-driven organic products in the marketplace. 

Certified Organic Crop Production

Although OMRI tests specific organic inputs against standards in the production of crops, it does not certify food or flower products as organic in nature. To become a certified organic producer of crops, there are many other steps that gardeners must navigate. As a result, other institutions that act as food/fibre certifiers, look at many factors in the process of farm certification, for instance, where, how, and with what techniques crops are produced. However, if your potentially organic farm was using an OMRI label fertilizer in the production process, the decision to certify your garden as ‘organic’ would become much easier for certifiers.

Ready To Grow With An OMRI Listed Fertilizer?

Looking for a reliable OMRI listed product? Try our award-winning base nutrient Medi One. Medi One is the only certified organic product on the market today that can deliver the quantity and quality you expect from an award-winning nutrient. So, if you’ve ever thought of crossing over into the world of organic farming, your chance is finally here with the help of GreenPlanet.

To access the rich and diverse compounds of Medi One, contact a member of the GreenPlanet sales team or your local garden supply store for product information and purchasing inquiries. 

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Dense Name Change: Official Press Release

******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 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.  

Sincerely, 

Mark Walman 

Chief Operating Officer– GreenPlanet Nutrients 

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