Boosting Your Harvest With Bloom Boosters

Growers using Blue Planet Nutrients base products have a solid foundation for their grow and they are all great success. But in order to MAXIMIZE flower production, Bloom Boosters are the required.

During the "vegetative" stage of a plant's life, plants are focused on growing strong stems, abundant roots, and plentiful leaves. After the grower manipulates the photoperiod to 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness, their plants begin the "flower" phase. During this phase, nutrient requirements change as plants start shifting their energy away from growing leaves to the development and growth of flowers. In order to maximize the quantity, quality, and yield of flowers, growers turn to the addition of bloom boosters.

Bloom Boosters are plant growth supplements that provide plants with increased levels of both Phosphorus  and Potassium.

Phosphorus (P)

During the "flowering" phase, plants have an increased demand for energy. In plants, there is a compound called ATP which provides energy to power just about every biochemical reaction. ATP, or adenosine triphosphate, is the energy currency in plants. Phosphorus is an integral part of ATP. Increasing a plant's ability to produce and transfer energy to developing  flowers is essential to maximizing yields. That is why it is vital to provide plants with increased phosphorus during the flower phase. Phosphorus is more important during early stages of flower because supplying plants with elevated levels of phosphorus promotes the development of additional flower and bud sites. Increasing the number of flowers and buds increases total yield.

This is why we developed Early Bloomer. 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. Early Bloomer provides the optimum levels of phosphorus necessary for optimum bud site development. But, 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 so this will never be a problem.

Potassium (K)

 Potassium plays a very important role in plants, especially during the flower phase.

Role of Potassium in Plants:

  • In Photosynthesis, potassium regulates the opening and closing of stomata, and therefore regulates CO2 uptake.
  • Potassium triggers activation of enzymes and is essential for production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). ATP is an important energy source for many chemical processes taking place in plant issues.
  • Potassium plays a major role in the regulation of water in plants (osmo-regulation). Both uptake of water through plant roots and its loss through the stomata are affected by potassium. 
    Potassium improves drought resistance.
  • Protein and starch synthesis in plants require potassium as well. Potassium is essential at almost every step of the protein synthesis. In starch synthesis, the enzyme responsible for the process is activated by potassium.
  • Activation of enzymes – potassium has an important role in the activation of many growth related enzymes in plants.

In order to keep your plants growing strong during the flowering process, increasing the amount of Potassium is vital. Because Potassium is a key facilitator for carbohydrate metabolism, not providing your plants with increased levels of potassium during the flower phase makes it difficult for your plants to store the energy necessary for the development of flowers and buds. When plants don't have enough potassium, plant growth not only stalls, but the quality of buds is also reduced. Using bloom boosters that are higher in potassium than phosphorus in the second half of the flower phase, is imperative. Bloom boosters with a 1:4 of ratio of elemental Phosphorus to elemental Potassium will provide the highest yields if used during the second half of the flower phase. That is why we developed Liquid Blue. 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, Liquid Blue helps plants produce more structurally sound buds (dense bud formation throughout the calyx cluster). It is agreed throughout the plant science community that elevated levels of potassium are unequivocally required for maximum yield of flowering plants.