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KilgoreTrout started grow question 5 years ago
Anyone use Humic acid in their grows with synthetic feeds? What benefits am I looking for? I’ve recently added Zeus juice and I’m unsure of the benefits.
Winter 2018/19
21 weeks
Winter 2018/19 KilgoreTrout
Black Domina
70 comments · 5 years ago
Week 11
Techniques. Defoliation
CRiSPrGrow answered grow question 5 years ago
hey kilgore, the fact is that plants cant actually "digest" nutrients what they do is they "digest" "chelated nutrients" which is basically nutrients that have been turned into nitrates and this is done through chelation agents for example enzymes or amino acids like humic and fluvik acids. What's the benefit ? explossive growth from nutrients being made available through chelation. Other benefits include keeping the root system healthy, healthy roots = big growth. You'll see this happen yourself, just make sure you dont over do it because obviously highly available nutrients means increased possibility of nutrient burn. Simple as that. You can even spray it on the leaves for increased metabolism : fast metabolism bigger growth. spray it on last few weeks of veg first week or two of flower. Chelation agents are the magic juice no one tells you about, you'll see ! Hope this helps ! :rocket:
Removed answered grow question 5 years ago
Humic acid remains in your soil and the plant does use it/eat it. It acts as a bridge to micro elements and makes the transfer much easier. Combine this with kelp for root stimulation as well. So you can use it once or twice per bucket I would say.

Fulvic acid is a smaller more refined humic acid molecule. These are great for spraying on your leaves once a week. Helps pull nutrients into the leafs. Can use with kelp to help promote lateral growth as well.
Experimentgreen answered grow question 5 years ago
Humic acids, fulvic acids, amino acids, yes yes yes. They can help with lots of things incresed yields, stronger more resilient plants, and just overall health and robustness. Many of your bud boosters will contain one or all of those things. You can buy bottled versions or powdered.
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 5 years ago
Selling nutes is a big business. I keep it simple too.I do my own soilmix, that keeps all the bennies inside( fluvin /huminacid). Iam no expert in Soilless but ive seen impressing grows with just 3 Components , Calamg, one veggin fertiliser and one blooming fertiliser. And maybe drip clean. I see no big reasons to use 10 bottles for a" hobbygrow" and then flushing it . I see a big problem in usig to much fertiliser, while growing. and after growing contaminating water and ground with the waste. But thats only my opinion
I only see benefits for using it in soil
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Removed answered grow question 5 years ago
I've tried a few magic juices over time. never yielded a gram over not using it. My best advice is to keep it simple and cheap: grow nute, bloom nute and if needed depending on water source cal mag or similar. Yield depends on light watts and training. You only give plant enough nutrient to power its development and keep it healthy.