The type of nutrients I
use for chrysanthemums is specially formulated for "bloom"
and not "grow". The "grow" is for vegetative
Go into a Hydroponic
store and it's easy to be confused by all the different brands. It is
best to choose one brand , perhaps on advice, and stick to it. Later
you may consider the addition of further supplements but I suggest you
refrain until further experience is gained, even then stick to the
ones associated with that particular brand.
A big advantage with
Hydroponics is that almost immediate changes can be made to
accommodate the different phases of growth. For example at flowering
time, the flower does not require nutrients but does require water.
Nutrients can be flushed out of the aggregate almost immediately, this
means no scorch or dehydration. This results in elongation of the
petals with substance, texture and appeal, lasting qualities of the
The petals have a wonderful attraction, sparkle and glisten
like a million diamonds. Click here to have a look through a Magnifying
A FEW POINTERS
RELATING SPECIFICALLY TO HYDROPONICS.
Water is the only vehicle of nutrition and should be monitored
Chrysanthemums is not acheived by withholding water but by the balance
and composition of the nutrients.
Only supply nutrients
when the plants are in active growth.
A lot can be learned by
monitoring the run off of re-circulated water.
At flowering time flush
out to nil.
Cuttings stage nil EC if
possible. Rooted cutting very low indeed. Build up very slowly to
flowering, flush out at flowering. I have never supplied nutrients to
Chrysanthemums with a higher EC than 1.00, at most time much less. DON'T