I decided to go out and just buy a quart of GH grow. I bit the bullet and paid 11$ for it. This time I got the actual GH brand rather than the cheap GH flora clone that I have gotten from a local hydro shop for years. The owner of a local shop duplicates the formula made by GH and sells it for 20$ a gallon (he sold it for 15$ a gallon up until very recently.)
I will not buy from his store any longer, however, because the last time I stopped by there were strange, 'cool looking,' people working there who had no interest in selling me products. It has been just the owner and his employee working there since the mid 80s, and he runs it out of his house. These strangers sole cause seemed to revolve around my admitting that I grew weed so that I could, 'sell it to them for their dispensary.' One of the people had that Wilfred Brimley, walrus mustachioed, look that so many cops favor. The whole situation smelled to high heaven of a police sting. I suspect that the owner got popped for growing (I know he was in dire straits financially, spends too much money on traveling and hookers while shunning his tax obligations) and is letting the cops use his store to sting people. Anyway, I angrily informed them that, yes I was a legal medical grower, and no I do not sell pot. Upon hearing this they became almost apologetic and I took the fertilizer I bought and left. I will not be going back. I morn my loss of cheap fertilizer source, but the thought of cops entrapping legal medical growers pisses me off to no end. The store goes by 'Seattle Hydroponics' and 'Hydro-tech.' http://www.hydro-techn.com/
If you are in Washington state do NOT buy from that store and if you do, don't be stupid enough to agree to sell them anything.
Having said all of that, I have a quart of GH grow which I have mixed with the grow part of the BC nutrient kit at the same ratio I would use the B.C Boost. The plants have really responded well to this mix. Here is a comparison of the GH grow and the somewhat equivalent BC boost formulas:
B.C technaflora Boost
Guaranteed Analysis (3-0-2)
Total Nitrogen (N) ..... 3.0%
3.0% Nitrate Nitrogen (N)
Soluble Potash (K2O) ..... 2.0%
Calcium (Ca) ..... 3.21%
Iron (Fe) ..... 0.0409%
Ingredients: Calcium Nitrate, Potassium Nitrate, Iron DTPA
General Hydroponics FloraGro
FloraGro Guaranteed Analysis 2 - 1 - 6
Total Nitrogen (N)2.0%
0.25% Ammoniacal Nitrogen
1.75% Nitrate Nitrogen
Available Phosphate (P205)1.0%
Soluble Potash (K20) 6.0%
0.5% Water Soluble Magnesium (Mg)
Derived from: Ammonium Nitrate, Magnesium Nitrate,
Potassium Nitrate, Magnesium Phosphate, PotassiumPhosphate, Potassium Carbonate, Potassium Sulfate,Magnesium Carbonate and Magnesium Sulfate
I am running my system currently at 800 PPM.
One thing that I have noticed mixing these two brands, my PH has been rock steady. When I used GH micro with the BC, my PH stayed at 5.7 for four straight days. After dumping nutes and using the BC with the GH grow, it rose a little then stayed at 5.7 for two days now. Just thought I would note that.
akfatman this question is for you, because the GH grow formula derives from so many more sources, is it superior to BC Boost for using with the grow and bloom parts of the BC fertilizers? Just curious.