How Hydro Bloom Works
Ionic Hydro Bloom is an easy-to-use 1-part hydroponic nutrient for use in soft water areas during the flowering/fruiting phase. All the necessary nutrients for healthy plant growth are contained within the one bottle so there’s no measuring and mixing of separate A&B parts. Ionic Hydro Bloom is really simple to use but still produces very pleasing results. For best results it is necessary to use Ionic Hydro Bloom with Ionic Boost (available separately).
How to Use Hydro Bloom
Fill your hydroponic system reservoir with water and add up to 7ml/Litre of Ionic Hydro Bloom to the tank to achieve the required strength and mix well. We recommend using a syringe or beaker for accurate measurement of this product and a CF/EC/PPM meter such as the Bluelab Truncheon to check the TDS. Ionic recommend an E.C. of 2.0 for most grow mediums such as clay pebbles. However, the ideal E.C. for Rockwool is 1.5. Adjust strength as necessary. Add 1ml/Litre of Ionic Boost (available separately). Next, add any other additives and boosters you wish to use and again mix well. Adjust the pH of the solution to the required level using pH up or down as necessary. We recommend the use of a pH meter such as the Horticare pH meter to help accurately set the pH to the required level.
As with all nutrients, boosters and additives, never mix them together in their concentrated form (i.e. straight out of the bottle). Always add each nutrient, booster or additive to your reservoir or feed water in turn, giving the solution a good stir to mix it in before adding the next one.
Manufacturer’s recommended dosage rates are only for vigorously growing plants that are in the peak of health. Slower growing plants and those that are not 100% healthy will require a lower dosage rate. Learn more about how to control nutrient strength and pH levels in hydroponics in our blog guides: Control of Nutrient Strength Levels in Hydroponics and pH Control in Hydroponics
Please ask a member of staff for the recommended nutrient strength and pH range for the particular type of plant that you wish to grow as different types of plant have different nutrient strength requirements. The ideal nutrient strength may also vary depending on the growth stage of a plant.
Recommended dosage – 7ml/Litre
Recommended E.C. – 2.0
Recommended pH range – 5.5-6.2
NPK – 4-5-8