The use of fulvic acid is becoming increasingly popular among all types of cannabis farmers. Here’s why.
Simple, yet complex, the myriad functions of fulvic acid are astounding. Thanks to fulvic acid, nutrient uptake and management are much more efficient, and root growth is simply spectacular. This means growers can take advantage of healthy, happy plants and abundant harvests.
Fulvic acid is a natural growth enhancer that supports your plants in many ways during all stages of growth. Not only does fulvic acid boast greater yield potential, it can also be used no matter what type of grow op you run, be it soil or hydroponics.
Most cannabis cultivators today use systems that are low in fulvic acid. Some types of grow ops employ inert media such as hydroton or perlite, which do not contain any fulvic acid at all. For soil grows indoors or outdoors, soil is most often depleted of fulvic acid or contains only trace amounts. You can greatly improve the growing conditions for your cannabis plants by adding fulvic acid to the equation.
A 2017 study indicated that cannabis grown hydroponically with the use of fulvic acid will yield 20% more plant material without sacrificing the cannabinoid potency of the plants. During the study, cannabis plants grown with fulvic acid were 20% taller and larger, with tap roots nearly twice as long as those grown without fulvic acid.
Fulvic acid used when growing cannabis, whether indoors or outdoors, in soil or hydroponically, has the potential of reaping a big harvest. Here’s how it works:
1. Improved Nutrient Absorption
Fulvic acid is a chelator. Chela means claw, so chelates are organic molecules that attach to mineral ions like a claw, holding them tightly enough so they don’t get locked up in the growing medium, but loosely enough so they are available to the plant on demand. This means fulvic acid allows trace elements such as copper, iron, zinc, and manganese to be better absorbed.
2. Increased Root Health
Root proliferation is a benefit of fulvic acid. Multiple studies have shown that fulvic acid stimulates root growth and increases branching and root hair development. Fulvic acid can be used to encourage the full development of a cannabis plant’s root system during vegetative growth as well as during flowering.
3. Enhanced Germination and Metabolism
Studies have shown that fulvic acid is able to enhance seed germination and stimulate the metabolisms of plants. When used as a foliar spray, fulvic acid can increase the number of internodes or bud sites on a flowering plant. It also promotes sturdy stalks and stems.
4. Enhanced Photosynthesis
Fulvic acid increases photosynthetic activity, which means your plants will produce a lot more of the carbohydrates it needs to grow quickly and stay healthy. It has also been observed that a foliar application of fulvic acid allows photosynthesis to continue even when there’s no light in sight.
5. Improved Moisture Storage and Conditioned Soil
Fulvic acid is like a charged organic sponge that holds moisture and contributes to the nutrient-storing ability of healthy soils. Fulvic acid can detoxify pollutants in the soil by absorbing toxins. This reduces soil-life damage and can also aid in the creation of fertile new soils.
Bonus: Fulvic acid also reduces the amount of nutrients that your plants need. For cultivators, this means healthy growth and excellent yields are achievable at a fraction of the cost.
By supplementing a normal nutrient regimen with H-G Fulvic Food, cannabis growers can increase the fertility of their crops and encourage bountiful harvests.
H-G Fulvic Food is a foliar spray designed for use in your cannabis garden to improve the uptake of minerals, stimulate plant growth, improve the plant’s natural resistance to environmental stresses, and more!
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