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3 Part Masterblend Nutrient Kit (Tomato Formula)

Viewed by many as the gold standard for hydroponic growing, Masterblend tomato nutrients are well-suited for both soil based and hydroponic growing.


3 Part Masterblend Nutrients (Lettuce Formula)

The 3 partĀ MasterblendĀ lettuce nutrients is specifically formulated to maximize yield with all types of lettuce, herbs and other greens.


Calcium Nitrate (15.5-0-0)

Solution grade Calcium Nitrate (15.5-0-0) is 100% water soluble


Chelated Iron DTPA 11%

Chelated Iron DTPA 11% is used to treat or prevent iron deficiency such as iron chlorosis in plants.


Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt)

Magnesium sulfate, commonly known as Epsom salt, is a valuable nutrient for hydroponic systems. When used appropriately, it offers several key benefits that contribute to the health and vigor of hydroponically grown plants:

  1. Essential Macronutrient: Magnesium is an essential macronutrient required for photosynthesis, enzyme activation, and overall plant health. It plays a critical role in chlorophyll production, which is vital for capturing sunlight and converting it into energy through photosynthesis. In hydroponic systems, where plants rely entirely on nutrient solutions, adding magnesium sulfate ensures that this crucial nutrient is readily available.
  2. Chlorophyll Production: Magnesium is a central component of the chlorophyll molecule. Without sufficient magnesium, plants cannot produce chlorophyll effectively. Chlorophyll is responsible for the green pigment in leaves and is essential for photosynthesis, allowing plants to convert light energy into sugars and starches, promoting robust growth.
  3. Photosynthetic Efficiency: Adequate magnesium levels improve photosynthetic efficiency by enhancing the utilization of light energy. This leads to healthier and faster-growing plants, resulting in increased yields in hydroponic systems.
  4. Enhanced Nutrient Uptake: Magnesium plays a role in nutrient uptake and transport within the plant. It helps regulate the opening and closing of stomata, tiny openings on plant leaves, which control the exchange of gases and water vapor. Proper stomatal function ensures efficient nutrient absorption and prevents nutrient imbalances.
  5. Resistance to Stress: Magnesium helps plants cope with environmental stressors such as extreme temperatures, drought, and nutrient imbalances. It acts as a cofactor in various enzyme systems that are involved in stress response mechanisms, making plants more resilient in challenging conditions.
  6. Balanced Nutrient Solution: Adding magnesium sulfate to your nutrient solution can help maintain a balanced nutrient profile. Imbalances, such as an excess of calcium or potassium, can negatively affect plant growth and lead to deficiencies in other nutrients. Magnesium helps mitigate these issues by ensuring nutrient ratios are in check.
  7. Prevention of Magnesium Deficiency: Magnesium deficiency is a common problem in hydroponic systems, particularly when using soft water or water sources with low magnesium content. Signs of magnesium deficiency include yellowing of older leaves, interveinal chlorosis, and poor plant growth. By regularly incorporating magnesium sulfate into your nutrient solution, you can prevent these issues and maintain optimal plant health.
  8. Improved Fruit Quality: Magnesium also plays a role in the development of fruit quality. In hydroponic fruiting crops like tomatoes and peppers, adequate magnesium levels can enhance fruit flavor, color, and overall marketability.
  9. Ease of Application: Magnesium sulfate is readily soluble in water, making it easy to incorporate into hydroponic nutrient solutions. It dissolves quickly, ensuring that magnesium is available to plants right away.
  10. Cost-Effective Solution: Magnesium sulfate is an affordable nutrient additive that provides significant benefits to your hydroponic plants. Its cost-effectiveness makes it a practical choice for both hobbyists and commercial growers.

In summary, magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) is an essential nutrient for hydroponic systems. It promotes photosynthesis, nutrient uptake, stress resistance, and overall plant health. By including magnesium sulfate in your hydroponic nutrient regimen, you can help your plants thrive and achieve better yields and crop quality.


Masterblend Blossom Booster (10-30-20)

Formulated to work on everything from decorative flowers to fruiting vegetables and berries.


Masterblend Tomato Formula (4-18-38)

Ideal for tomatoes, peppers, leafy greens and more!