Both hydroponic and organic nutrients are made as a form of salt. One is available for immediate uptake and the other needs bio-active intervention.

In Hydroponics, nutrients are just formulas that contain different concentrations of elements which are critical for plants’ growth. Once these elements are in contact with water, the ions present in the formula are released for plant’s abortion.

You must know that all Plant Nutrients are available as Ionic Salts

I am not talking about table salt. Hydroponic Salts are ionic compounds which, when dissolved in water, break up completely into ions. Once the ions are free in the solution, the plant root system does the work and takes them up for growth and reproduction.

For example: Potassium chloride (KCl) is common in fertilizer and is made up of a potassium ion (K) and a chlorine ion (Cl). When salts are dissolved in water, the ions in the salt separate and are no longer joined together. They are now properly called ions, not salt. This may seem like something silly, but it is an important distinction for properly understanding the effect of salts on soil and plants.

Let’s see en example of table salt braking up into ions:

Plants DON’T get the Nitrogen directly from fertilizers

When we talk about plants needing nitrogen; we are not telling you what is really happening.  The truth is that plants get the nitrogen through absorbing nitrate ions (NO3) which contain nitrogen and oxygen. Once inside the plant, they separate the nitrogen from the oxygen and use it. The same goes for sulfur which is absorbed as a sulfate ion (SO4) and phosphorus which is absorbed as a phosphate ion (PO4). Other nutrients like potassium, iron, magnesium are absorbed as simple ions that don’t include the oxygen.

This is an example of what happens in normal conditions:

nitrate cycle

“Keep in mind that the nutrients that plants use for development are exactly the same as the ions resulting from fertilizer salts. “

You need nutrients with the best and most balanced concentration index either for Veg or Flower.

We know that fertilizers are available as salts, and you must know that too, at least the most important bases. Salts can be dangerous for your plants if their concentrations are above average.  For example, manure which is an organic compost, has to be used with caution because it is well known that this kind of organic nutrients posses high concentration of ionic salts.

American companies like Complete Hydroponics LLC, import their raw materials from the finest mineral deposits in the world. We had the opportunity to visit its operation centers in Miami, Florida, and you can tell right away why companies achieve the highest standards in quality. In few words, every time you use Complete Hydroponics, you are feeding your plants with outstanding nutrients made with natural premium ingredients; that’s a fact!

These are the best Complete hydroponics nutrients for dwc, coco, and soil:

What about Organic Nutrients? 

Organic materials are composed of cells that contain big molecules. For example, DNA contains phosphorus, proteins contain sulfur and nitrogen, plant’s chlorophyll has magnesium and nitrogen. All Organic materials contain loose ions floating around the cells, waiting the right time to be used to produce larger molecules.

Now that we have a little bit of understanding about ions and the role they play in our lives, we must conclude that loose ions in water, soil, and organic matter are exactly the same as the ions derived from fertilizers; it doesn’t matter where they come from, an ion is an ion and plants just need a very specific number of them to thrive.

The best Nutrient

Let say that we want to find the most powerful organism in the world, and break down its organic components to obtain the molecules that we need to feed either ourselves or our plants. Do you have any idea what would it be? Well, we do, and the answer to this question is ALGAE.

These nutrients contains algae extracts ready for your plants:

Algae are a very powerful organism. It is so strong that it has been around for millions of years without any problem. Algae are the secret ingredient in all soluble organic fertilizers in the world and Complete Hydroponics have the best source you can find.

Grow Additives:

Algae alone can give you so much that your plant won’t need anything else extra to grow powerful flower, fruits, or vegetables. Complete Hydroponics has three categories in their Hydroponic line to provide a successful harvest without expending crazy amounts of money.

You have Bases for the Vegetative stage, Grow additives for roots and development, and Bloom enhancers to boost flower production. You DON’T NEED ANYTHING ELSE.

Flower Enhancers:

As we always say, you are free to choose whatever you consider is the best for your plants for a fair price, but don’t spend your money in products that are just the same with different labels. Try the nutrients your plants really need, and see for yourself the results those nutrients bring to you. Only results are the proof of your success. Only results can reveal if a product is good or not for your plants..