Nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) are basic nutrients essential to grow healthy and strong plants. These elements are present in the vast majority of liquid and solid fertilizers as well as properly mixed growing substrate. A lack or excess of one of these elements can have fatal consequences.
Nitrogen affects the general growth of your plants and is needed most during the growth stage. Plants containing enough nitrogen have large green leaves and grow fast. On the other hand, nitrogen deficiency results in slow growth and gradual yellowing of leaves.
Phosphorus is an element indispensable to all organisms living on Earth. It is a component of plant’s DNA and works as the engine of system distributing energy in the plant. It is of a great importance for the proper development of flowers.
Potassium plays an important role in metabolism of carbohydrates, providing plants with strong cell walls and thicker tissues. We can’t forget to mention that potassium improves nitrogen utilization and significantly promotes stronger growth of the root system. Plants need potassium throughout the whole life cycle – more during the flowering stage, along with phosphorus, because these two promote the formation of larger buds.
All three discussed elements play an essential role in photosynthesis. In the flowering stage, it is advisable to supply larger doses of phosphorus and potassium in order to encourage the formation of flowers. The vast majority of professional cannabis growers follow this rule. The Advanced PK fertilizer with a balanced phosphorus / potassium ratio is perfect for this. Advanced PK suits well for growing indoor as well as outdoor and can be used as a supplement to Dutch Formula liquid fertilizers or with any available range of other fertilizer companies.