If you are trying to grow plants hydroponically however do not know how to get started, try to find out the procedure to make your own general hydroponic nutrient formula. Hydroponic growing needs a good amount of nutrients to grow properly. A homemade hydroponic nutrient formula will allow you to tailor the nutrients for the benefit of your plant’s overall growth. One of the major benefits of homemade hydroponic nutrient is that you can make an organic mixture according to your needs. To make your own hydroponic nutrients you need to get some chemicals from the store related to hydroponic gardening supplies such as sodium nitrate, calcium nitrate, potassium sulphate, superphosphate, and Epsom salts. You need to combine all these elements in a clean container. Mix the iron sulphate, manganese sulphate, boric acid, zinc sulphate, and copper sulphate in a separate container properly and then grind with mortar and pestle. Combine both mixtures well and melt 1 tsp. into 1 qt. of water, you can use 1 ounce of this solution for every 3 gallons of water.
The amount of your solution will base on the size of your hydroponic garden and the types of plants you are growing. If you are planning to grow flowers or fruits, you need to increase the amount of phosphorous. Phosphorous is responsible for root development and budding, flowering and fruiting of plants. Usually, when you purchase hydroponic nutrients from any market store, you do not know what you are putting in your plants. You may check the ingredients printed on the pack; however you do not have any idea about the source of ingredients or purity. When you create hydroponic nutrients of your own, you know exactly what mixtures your plants are getting. Creating your own hydroponic nutrients is a cost effective way too to ensure the healthy growth of your hydroponic plants. It also gives you more control over the pH level of water solution. Use your nutrient solution for 10 to 14 days and replace with a fresh batch.