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How to Choose a GreenPlanet Liquid Feed Program

GreenPlanet offers growers four distinct liquid feed programs: the 1-Part Medi-One, the 2-Part Dual Fuel, 3-Part GP3, and the 4-Part Hydro Fuel. But what feed program is right for you? Answering this question depends on a few simple, yet important considerations, including gardening practices, previous experience, and cultivation system of choice. If you’re an organic farmer, for instance, the only suitable GreenPlanet feeding system would be the 1-Part Medi-One program, a fully organic nutrient program that offers growers readily available organic elements for both indoor and outdoor operations. While cultivating practices are perhaps the most important determinant when choosing a nutrient program, there are many factors that go into selecting the ideal feeding system. If you’re interested in learning about what GreenPlanet feed program would suit your garden, read the following passages for more information. 

What is a Feed Program?

A feed program is a schedule of plant nutrition that can be mapped in terms of fertilizer dosage, ratio, supplementation, and use over time. 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 which produce a confident yield, growers can expect their garden to produce the most quality-driven harvest possible.

Using the above 1 Part Medi One Feed program as an example to indicate what a complete feeding program should contain:

3 Questions to Consider Before Choosing a Liquid Feed Program 

1. Do You Want to Grow Organic Crops?

This question refers to the example above – if you’re interested in growing organic crops, consider only selecting fertilizers made with organic elements. High-quality fertilizers are typically divided into two categories: synthetic and organic. Synthetic, or mineral-based fertilizers are formulated from direct sources of bioavailable elements. Organic fertilizers, however, are formulated from naturally sourced compounds that become available to the plant once they are broken down in the root zone. In short, synthetic fertilizers feed the plant, while organic fertilizers feed the soil. This consideration will drastically impact the choice of fertilizer available to growers, as only select feed programs, like GreenPlanet’s 1-Part Medi-One, are specifically formulated with organic elements.

Tip: Keep an eye out for the OMRI logo on organic fertilizers. The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) reviews the manufacturing processes of all organic fertilizers against industry standards of production and ensures that all organic products meet necessary levels of quality. 

2. What System or Medium Are You Using?

This question refers to your method of growing. Some fertilizers aren’t suitable for use in specific systems. So, base your fertilizer of choice on your method of growing. Organic fertilizers, for example, can be made from extremely thick, viscous materials like fish hydrolysate, while synthetic fertilizers are usually formulated with highly concentrated amounts of soluble minerals. In short, some fertilizers are designed for use in specific systems. If you’re unsure whether or not a specific fertilizer would be suitable for use in your garden, ask a GreenPlanet sales representative, or, refer to the “medium approved” icons available on our fertilizer containers and feed charts. 

On the back of each GreenPlanet Nutrient product, you’ll be able to find the For Use Icons for approved medium use

Hydro

Products with this icon can be used in hydroponic systems.

Hydroponic systems include anything from drip systems, nutrient film techniques, water culture/deep water culture, aeroponics, and wick systems.

Coco

Products with this icon are great for use in coco mediums.

Coco mediums are any type of medium that is derived from coconut fibres. 

Soil/Soilless

Products with this icon can be used in soil and soilless mediums.

Soilless mediums include perlite, peat moss, sand, gravel, pebbles, rock wool, vermiculite, rice hulls, sawdust, straw, etc.

Continuous Liquid Feed

Products with this icon are suitable for continuous liquid feed (CLF) programs.

CLF programs provide plants with a constant feed of nutrients and recycle nutrient solutions continuously. In other words, they are referred to as a “recirculating” system.

Quick Video Explainer of our icons

3. How Much Experience Do You Have?

There’s no shame in being a new grower. But if you’re new, it’s important to question your experience with plant food. Some fertilizers are more complicated than others. Complex fertilizers, like our GP3 program, come in multiple “parts”, and need to be buffered, balanced, and measured in varying ratios over time. Even for the most talented growers, these complex feeding programs can be complicated to manage. 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. So, it’s a good idea to question both your capabilities as a gardener and how hard you’re willing to work before selecting a fertilizer. 


Choose a GreenPlanet Liquid Feed Program

After considering the questions above, it’s time to find out which GreenPlanet Nutrients feed program is right for you. GreenPlanet offers growers four liquid feed programs: the 1-Part Medi-One, the 2-Part Dual Fuel, GP 3-Part, and the Hydro Fuel 4-Part. Below we’ll discuss the major differences between these nutrient systems and figure out which program would work best for your garden. 

1-Part Medi-One Feed Program 

Simple and Organic – Perfect for Medicinal Gardeners

If you’re looking for a well-rounded, organic feed program, look no further. GreenPlanet’s Medi-One feed program is an OMRI-listed, one-part, organic base nutrient system. The base nutrient component of the 1-Part program, Medi-One, is composed of multiple organic sources including hydrolyzed, slow-steamed Atlantic Menhaden, sea kelp, and naturally sourced potassium sulfate. Medi-One also boasts the 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.

Other supplements like Ocean Magic, Massive, Liquid Weight, and Rezin are included in the 1-Part Medi-One Feed Program. Ocean Magic is a vegetative additive derived from Sea Kelp and is a natural source of plant hormones that increase root development, vertical growth, and horizontal branching. Massive is our premier flowering additive, while Liquid Weight is a simple and clean source of soluble carbohydrates. The 1-Part program also includes Rezin, a trichome enhancing product with the power to increase the expression of resinous trichome heads. 

2-Part Dual Fuel Feed Program 

Concentrated and Effective – Great For Small and Large Scale Operators Alike 

Boasting an aggressive NPK ratio, high concentration rates, and a stable pH range, the Dual Fuel program is unmatched by competitors in terms of content, value, and reliability. GreenPlanet’s Dual Fuel feed program is the perfect choice for growers who want to produce a clean harvest, free of headaches, mishaps, and challenges. The base nutrient component of Dual Fuel is divided into two parts: Dual Fuel 1 & Dual Fuel 2. Dual Fuel 1 is the nitrogen (N) and micronutrient heavy component of GreenPlanet’s 2-part system, while Dual Fuel 2 compliments the feeding program by being packed full of phosphorus (P) and potassium (K).

Along with Dual Fuel 1 & 2, GreenPlanet’s 2-Part program is sold alongside premier additives like Vitathrive, Massive, Liquid Weight, and Rezin. Vitathrive is our plant vitamin supplement, designed to discourage stress and promote early root growth. Massive is our premier flowering additive, while Liquid Weight is a simple and clean source of soluble carbohydrates. The 2-Part Dual Fuel program also includes Rezin, GreenPlanet’s aroma, and flavor enhancer. 

3-Part GP3 Feed Program 

Intricate and Balanced – Made For the Expert Grower

GreenPlanet’s 3-Part GP3 feed program consists of a three-part base nutrient system and several additives that enhance both vegetative and blooming growth. The base nutrient component consists of three parts: Grow, Micro and Bloom. Made for the expert grower, GP3 offers plants everything they need in 3 bottles. From essential micronutrients like copper, boron, and zinc, to balanced levels of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, GP3 is fed to plants in varying ratios throughout stages of propagation, growth, and bloom, making it the perfect stack of fertilizer for growers who want nothing but the best.

Along with GP3 Grow, Micro, and Bloom, GreenPlanet’s 3-Part program is sold alongside premier additives like Vitathrive, Massive, Liquid Weight, and Rezin. Vitathrive is our plant vitamin supplement, designed to discourage stress and promote early root growth. Massive is our premier flowering additive, while Liquid Weight is a simple and clean source of soluble carbohydrates. The 3-Part GP3 program also includes Rezin, GreenPlanet’s aroma, and flavor enhancer. 

4-Part Hydro Fuel Feed Program 

Classic and Easy to Use – Designed for the Easy-Going, Traditional Garden 

The 4-Part Hydro Fuel Feed Program gives growers extreme control over both vegetative and flowering growth with two specific and balanced formulas for each stage of production. The base nutrient component comes in four parts, A&B Grow and A&B Bloom, two formulas for each stage of growth. But don’t let the excess of nutrients fool you into thinking Hydro Fuel is complicated – GreenPlanet’s 4-Part feed program is one of the simplest, yet most effective nutrient systems on the market. For example, each of the Hydro Fuel pairs is mixed in equal ratios. This makes the 4-Part program extremely easy to master and maintain. 

The 4-Part Hydro Fuel Feed Program is sold with products including Vitathrive, Massive, Liquid Weight, and Rezin. Vitathrive is our plant vitamin supplement, designed to discourage stress and promote early root growth. Massive is our premier flowering additive, while Liquid Weight is a simple and clean source of soluble carbohydrates. The 4-Part Hydro Fuel program also includes Rezin, GreenPlanet’s aroma, and flavor enhancer. 

AutoPot Watering Systems Feed Program 

Stable and Extremely Water-Soluble – Made for the AutoPot Watering System

Easy-to-use grow systems demand an easy-to-use feed program to match. That’s why we worked closely with AutoPot to formulate 2 new feed programs based on our original Dual Fuel and GP3 Liquid Feed Programs. To grow successfully with AutoPot, you need a nutrient program that is highly water-soluble with clean ingredients. Without it, you run the risk of clogged AquaValves and feed lines from excess build-up. Nobody wants to perform emergency grow system maintenance in the middle of their cycle due to their choice of nutrients. The 2 Part AutoPot Dual Fuel Feed Program and 3 Part AutoPot GP3 Feed Program give AutoPot growers peace of mind with clean, simple, and high-quality sources of nutrition for their plants.

Swipe the image to see either the 2 Part or 3 Part Autpot Feed Programs

The Dual Fuel and GP3 AutoPot feed programs are sold with their respective base nutrient and additives including PK Spike, Vitathrive, and Rezin. Made to be extremely stable and water-soluble, PK Spike is the designated bloom booster in the AutoPot feed program. Vitathrive is our plant vitamin supplement, while Rezin is formulated to increase trichome and essential oil production.

Jason Ralph-Smith, Managing Director at AutoPot Global, put Dual Fuel to the test at the AutoPot Facility.

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. 

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