Hard & Soft Water
Much is made by some companies about formulations optimised for hard or soft water, but it is a fact that soft slightly acidic water is the ideal delivery system for nutrients to plants for both root and foliar uptake. Soft water is not a problem, hard water is!
Evoponic Platinum feeds have been formulated to deal with the worst levels of hard water in the UK and maintain the nutrient availability and uptake at optimum levels. A robust hard-water formulation like Platinum Grow and Flower suits both soft and hard water.
For those growers not using Evoponic feeds (and we acknowledge that some growers will mix feeds and additives from different manufacturers) Micromix developed a product called Reactor which may be used to both soften and acidify water before nutrients are added. This treatment will overcome all the negative effects associated with hard water, including deposition of limescale and thereby prolong equipment life. If there is a demand amongst the hydroponic growing community for such a product, then it will be added to the Evoponic range, so let’s have your feedback please?