HGV Nutrients Base Formula 14.5-0-0 | 25 lbs.
Water Soluble Base Formula for Growth & Flowering
Whether you have a small farm or acres of greenhouse produce, HGV plant nutrients can help increase your yield and quality while lowering cost of production
HGV Nutrients only has 3 formulas to use in your feeding schedule:
- The Base Formula: is used for both veg and flowering at the exact same strength.
- The Growth Formula: will be used with the base formula during the vegetative phase of plant growth.
- The Flowering Formula: will be used with the base formula starting on the first day of the flowering phase.
HGV Nutrients can be used in home gardens or larger scale environments
Growing your own produce at home is not only rewarding but also a lot healthier and more cost-effective than shopping at farmer's markets or the big chain stores. From a few plants in pots to an entire yard filled with fruits, veggies, and flowers, HGV Nutrients will help you achieve the garden you have always dreamed about.
HGV nutrients were created out of necessity shortly after Ron Goldman started Home Grown Hydro Farms in 1989. At that time, there were no cost-effective specialty nutrients on the market. What was available was so expensive, production costs threatened to consume what little profit the new company was making.
The beauty of HGV nutrients is that they are designed to be fed at one strength from start to finish so you don't have to change EC or mix in additives at any time.
HGV plant nutrients work in any growing media.
NFT, DWC, flood and drain systems, rockwool, coir(coconut), many different “soilless” mixes, and even soil. So far, we have not a found a media that HGV nutrients have not performed exceptionally well in.
Suitable for any type of water and watering system.
Water quality plays a huge role in nutrient availability and plant health as well as being able to automate your watering and feeding. HGV plant nutrients have been used in both soft and hard water with outstanding results. Knowing what’s in your water and what, if any adjustments need to be made is a simple process that we can help you with. Depending on the mineral content, alkalinity, and pH of your source water, filtration or small changes in the standard formula can fix problems you might not even have realized were present. Mineral content can also be a problem for drip irrigation or fertigation systems leading to clogged emitters and plant damage. Call or email us today for help with getting a detailed water analysis and interpreting the results. We can also design a fertigation system and program to save you time and labor costs.
Guaranteed Analysis for HGV Base Formula:
- Total Nitrogen(N)........14.5% Calcium........19%
- 15.5% Nitrate Nitrogen
Derived from Calcium Nitrate.
The water you start with is very important and we highly recommend that you have a mineral content test done before you start any nutrient program. These tests are available at many labs.
There is a fairly wide range of acceptable pH levels depending on what media or growing system you are using. For the most part, 5.5-6.5 will work for most crops and growing systems. Checking the pH of your water before adding HGV nutrients and making any adjustments is recommended. The growth and flowering formulas will LOWER the pH of your nutrient solution. If the pH of your water is between 6-7, you will probably need very little to any adjustment for drain to waste growing. For hydroponic applications, monitor and adjust daily. If you’re starting pH (before adding nutrient) is higher than 7 or lower than 6, then use an appropriate product for lowering or raising the pH of the starting water to acceptable levels
Depending on the crop you are growing, there is a very wide range of acceptable nutrient levels. These levels are usually measured in parts per million (PPM) or electrical conductivity (EC). We highly recommend using a meter that reads these levels so you can be certain you are feeding at the appropriate level for your specific crop(s).
Keep out of reach of children or animals. Keep bags tightly sealed and store unused product in a cool, dry location. Please be sure you understand where and how to use this product. If you are unsure as to the suitability for your specific situation, do not use it and contact us for assistance. Home Grown Ventures will not be held liable for the use or misuse of this product.
When storing your HGV nutrients, it is important to keep in mind the temperature as well as the relative humidity of the room it is being stored in. Tests have shown the best temperature range to be between 60-65 degrees and a relative humidity of 35-40%. While not all facilities will be able to keep their environment within these exact parameters, you can still minimize degradation by keeping the temperature as stable as possible.
If you are unable to keep the product stored in a stable environment, it is recommended to turn it into a liquid concentrate as quickly as possible. The advantage of this is that when a liquid concentrate is sealed tightly it will not dilute or absorb moisture from or into the air even with temperature and humidity fluctuations. Extreme ranges are never recommended, but it will be far more stable than their dry form.
Dosage & Feeding Tips
There is no one size fits all feed chart feed chart. Between differences in environment, strain, grow methods, there are countless variables when it comes to your grow. HGV nutrients are perfect for all situations, providing you know how to use them based on your conditions. HGV nutrients are designed to be fed at one strength from start to finish so you don't have to change EC or mix in additives at any time. The magic comes from locking down the precise EC needed for maximum nutrient uptake.
The best way to find out how much base and growth formula or base and flower formula you will need to reach YOUR desired EC level is to start with 1 gallon of the water you use to irrigate with. Everyone's water is different and will require slightly different amounts to reach the same EC. The chart will give you a good starting point where you can easily adjust from if necessary.
Add the base formula and fully dissolve then add either the Growth or Flowering formula and mix well. DO NOT MIX THE BASE FORMULA IN THE SAME CONCENTRATE TANK AS EITHER THE GROWTH OR FLOWERING FORMULA. IN CONCENTRATED FORM, THEY MUST BE KEPT SEPARATE.
|Base Formula||Flower or Growth||EC||PPM (500 Scale)||PPM (700 Scale)|
|0.6 grams||1 gram||0.43 EC||215||301|
|1.2 grams||2 grams||0.86 EC||430||602|
|1.8 grams||3 grams||1.3 EC||650||910|
|2.4 grams||4 grams||1.7 EC||850||1190|
|3.0 grams||5 grams||2.1 EC||1050||1470|
|3.6 grams||6 grams||2.6 EC||1300||1820|
|4.2 grams||7 grams||3.0 EC||1500||2100|
The numbers above were taken using Reverse Osmosis(RO) water with a starting EC of less than 0.1. Your actual numbers might be slightly different based on your water supply. The important thing to note here when making adjustments is that the ratio between the Base formula and either the Growth or Flowering formula will always be 0.6:1.
Once you know how much of each formula it takes to hit your target EC, simply multiply the grams of each times the gallons you need to fill your reservoir. The same principal works for filling concentrate tanks. For example, if you have a so-gallon concentrate tank with an injector ratio of 200:1 you would add the amount of grams needed for 10,000 gallons of water (so x 200 = 10,000).