Fulvic Acid PowderFulvic Acid in Hydroponics

To get some of the best tips for hydroponic and indoor growing, today’s modern farmers can actually take a good look at the soil used in traditional farming. Not everyone is familiar with the actual chemical ingredients of the rich, dark stuff; commonly called organic matter or humus in high school textbooks. A closer study of the nutrients in soil is often key to a better understanding of how to optimize your plant nutrient program and  hydroponic system in order to maximize yield size and quality.

What is Fulvic Acid and what can Humates do for your Plants?

Fulvic acid is one of several primary organic acids (classed as humates) that are the direct result of decomposition of organic matter – such as old leaves in your backyard. It is one of the essential elements that gives good soil its dark, loamy color. Fulvic acid and other humates are part of a complex cocktail of organic acids and minerals that help plants digest the nutrients that you put into a hydroponic mix. These elements work through a process called chelation, where they bond to nutrients and help them get absorbed by plants. Humates have also been known to help plants by acting as a facilitator in the process of photosynthesis. Scientists have found that fulvic acid can increase energy production by plants in photosynthesis. But, as with many other aspects of hydroponic systems, the key is to know how to use fulvic acid effectively.

Humates such as Fulvic Acid, Humic Acid for Indoor Gardening

Along with fulvic acid, other humates like humic acid are also beneficial in facilitating the uptake of plant nutrients in hydroponic systems. In order to effectively manage humic and fulvic acid in your indoor garden, it is essential to understand that different humates are known to work best at different pH levels and during different stages of plant development. Many growers choose to work with humic acid during vegetative growth and fulvic acid during flowering. At any stage of plant development, regular tracking of pH levels with a reliable pH monitor is critical in balancing an optimized nutrient solution with humates.

Combine Fulvic Acid with a Balanced and Complete Plant Nutrient Program

Because fulvic acid is an effective humate, it complements almost any robust hydroponic nutrient program. Think of the humate as a spoon that helps the plant shovel nutrients into its roots. Granted, students of hydroponic gardening understand this as a very mixed metaphor, but the bottom line is that humic and fulvic acid allow indoor growers to get the most of their balanced and complete plant nutrient program.

Seeweed Extract Combines favorably with Humates in your Plant Nutrient Solution

Optimized plant nutrient uptake with humic and fulvic acid is often dependent on the composition of the entire plant nutrient solution. Certain organic plant supplements, added to the nutrient solution, can generate massive benefits in quantity and quality of yield. For example, experts have identified kelp extract and seaweed based additives for plants as strong compliments of humates. Make sure you keep this in mind next time you are preparing your best plant nutrient solution.