Bloom Boosters are integral in maximizing flower production in plants. Blue Planet Nutrients produces 2 products designed to maximize yield and fruit size.....
Early Bloomer is designed to maximize the early development of buds by providing plants with a 1:1 of ratio of Available Phosphate to Soluble Potash.
There is much speculation on what exactly is the proper ratio of P and K for a bloom booster through flowering. In my quest for the perfect bloom booster, I have searched tirelessly for a combination of nutrients that can boost the early development of flowering sites on plants. The conclusion I came to is that in early flower, the plants we grow require a bloom booster such as Early Bloomer with a 1:1 ratio of Available Phosphate to Soluble Potash during the first few weeks of the flower phase. After the first half of flower phase, plants should then should be transitioned to a lower phosphorus/elevated potassium bloom booster to plump and harden buds.
Let me explain:
The transition from vegetative growth to flowering is the most essential period in a plant's ontogenesis. Unfortunately, the physiological processes which proceed the development of a flower have not been studied that well and for the most part, the picture is vague and contradictory and quite simply not well understood. But, as a plant scientist, I do know that when a plant is transitioning from vegetative growth to flowering, the initial formation of flower primordia is a massive energy consuming process. In plants, ATP (adosine triphosphate) is the key energy transfer molecule. Elevated levels of phosphorus are required for the excess production of energy rich ATP. The Flowering process places a huge demand for energy on plants and therefore, adequate Phosphorus is essential for the process of energy production and transfer. Early Bloomer provides the optimum levels of phosphorus necessary for optimum bud site development. One problem with providing higher levels of phosphorus is that excess phosphorus can cause a decrease in uptake of zinc, iron and copper, which can potentially start a chain reaction of other macro and micro nutrient deficiencies. Because of this, Early Bloomer is fortified with zinc, chelated iron, and copper in just the correct amounts.
Copper has also been proven to significantly enhance the size and yield of buds and flowers and Early Bloomer ensures that the enough copper is available to the plant for bud and flower formation.
When a flowering plant has successfully transitioned from vegetative growth to flowering, phosphorus uptake rapidly decreases as fruits/flowers mature.
Liquid Blue is designed to maximize the fattening and hardening of buds by providing plants with a 1:4 of ratio of elemental Phosphorus to elemental Potassium.
Once a plant has fully transitioned into the flowering phase, and bud site development is maximized, a bloom booster with a 1:4 ratio of elemental phosphorus to elemental potassium is needed to produce more structurally sound buds (dense bud formation throughout the calyx cluster). This is where Liquid Blue comes into play. After the first half of the flower phase, growers should begin transitioning to a lower phosphorus (P) / higher potassium (K) bloom booster. Elevated levels of phosphorus are no longer needed to maximize development of bud sites but elevated levels of potassium is necessary to plump and harden buds and maximize the yield of high-value plants. Although Potassium does not form a structural part of any plant component or compound, It is required for various metabolic activities and physiological functions. It is agreed throughout the plant science community that elevated levels of potassium are unequivocally required for maximum yield of flowering plants.