Fertilisers. What are they, which ones are there and which are the best?

Fertilisers play a crucial role in greenhouse construction. By adding nutrients to the substrate, we try to promote optimal plant growth. However, the world of fertilisers can be complex and diverse, with different types meeting different needs. This guide aims to shed light on the main differences between the main types of fertilisers.

What kind of fertilisers do you choose?

Understanding the world of fertilisers is crucial to making informed decisions about which products to use. Whether you choose the fast action of inorganic fertilisers, the quality benefits of organic options or choosing a mix of both, organic with mineral. Each type serves a unique purpose in supporting plant health and maximizing yields. By considering factors such as nutrient composition, release rates and application methods, you can choose the right fertilizer for your specific needs and contribute to the overall success of your grow.

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Inorganic fertilisers

Inorganic fertilisers, also known as synthetic fertilisers, are manufactured through industrial processes. They usually contain concentrated forms of essential nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. These nutrients are crucial for plant growth and inorganic fertilisers provide a quick and immediate source. If fertilisers are applied in a well-balanced way, they give you a result with the highest possible yield. After all, you are assured that your plant gets the right amount, at the right time.

Organic fertilisers

Organic fertilisers are derived from natural sources, including plant and animal material. Well-known examples are compost, manure, blood meal and bone meal. These fertilisers release nutrients slowly as they decompose, promoting sustainable and long-term soil health. Organic fertilisers also contribute to better soil structure and water retention. If you want to maximise yields in a short time, this is not the most obvious option. Are you aiming for a higher quality end product then this is probably the better option for you.

Organo-mineral fertilisers

Organo-mineral fertilisers also known as hybrid fertilisers, combine the benefits of both organic and inorganic fertilisers and offer a balanced and versatile solution for plant nutrition. These fertilisers integrate organic material, derived from natural sources such as plants, trees and algae, with mineral components that contain essential nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. They offer a balanced mix of organic and inorganic nutrients, providing plants with a comprehensive range of essential elements for optimal growth. The organic components contribute to improved soil structure, water retention and microbial activity, promoting soil health.

I componenti minerali migliorano la disponibilità immediata dei nutrienti, consentendo alle piante di assorbirli in modo rapido ed efficiente. I nutrienti ottenuti dagli additivi organici forniscono alla pianta nutrienti unici per un periodo di tempo più lungo, che non possono essere ottenuti dai nutrienti minerali. Di solito prevede l'aggiunta di estratti naturali ricchi di vitamine, aminoacidi, carboidrati, ormoni vegetali, proteine, enzimi, ecc....

Were you able to choose? We have!

We definitely make the choice of Organo-Mineral fertilisers. And we are not the only ones. Because the choice of feeding with Organo-mineral fertilisers is being made more and more often. Especially in indoor cultivation. Both on a small scale and for large producers growing export products in large greenhouses. Because there is the certainty that the plant always receives the right nutrients, at the right time and in the right quantity. After all, this is guaranteed by the mineral additives. And at the same time, the quality in taste, smell and shelf life is greatly improved by the organic additives. What more could you want!

And that is why our preference is to use Organo-mineral fertilisers. We at Gen1:11 recommend Gen1:11 😊

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