Botanicare – Hydroguard
- Sturdy stems and thick, robust leaves
- Assists your plant during transition and budding
- Seamless transitions between plant growth phases
- Helps plants succeed in accelerated growing environments
- Improves respiration and photosynthesis functions
- Enhances flavours and aromas
- Develops hardy plants with compact internodes
- Will not clog systems
Hydroguard improves the quality and size of your crop by utilising a strain of bacteria known as Bacillus amyloliquefaciens. This colony of beneficial bacteria has been bred to play a number of key roles, triggering natural defence systems, breaking down organic materials for plants to use as food (in a similar way to enzymes), while increasing nutrient availability. The result is an additive that dramatically enhances root health, for all-around stronger plants.
Use with every watering during your entire growth cycle. Shake well before each use and never mix concentrates. Always allow nutrient solutions to mix well before adjusting pH. Use 2ml per gallon.
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
This OMRI listed root inoculant uses a highly active strain of bacillus that rapidly colonizes and protects the rhizosphere against pathogenic bacteria, amplifying root mass, and improving root vigour.
Hydroguard contains a unique beneficial bacteria, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, selected specifically for its superior ability to enhance the symbiotic relationship between the roots and their surrounding medium. These specialized rhizobacteria, assist in the breakdown of organic materials and increase nutrient availability.
During the plant’s most intense growth phases (i.e. transplant, transition, and heavy flowering), the demand for certain nutrients and essential trace elements increase and change frequently. To reach their full potential, plants require highly available forms of nutrition made available through microbial mechanisms. Although plants generate some of these microbes on their own, supplementing with Hydroguard significantly increases and accelerates these mechanisms.
There are three mechanisms that allow the BA in Hydroguard to dominate the space they occupy.
One: Endospores of B-A sense pathogenic fungi and bacteria in the root zone and begin to multiply, outcompeting other bacteria for space.
Two: If that doesn’t work this mass of Spores begin to consume food sources around them, starving competing bacteria.
And three: As a last resort the bacteria can release a number of antibiotics that specifically target the competition
Using Hydroguard as a foliar application early in a plant’s life cycle produces a similar effect on leaf tissue.
“This is a must have if you are growing anything hydroponically. My root zone stays vibrantly white. Quick delivery and a good price from the guys at Gone To Pot Hydroponics.”
“Please people, the date on the bottle is the date it was made. The product is good for 2 years after the printed date. However,once you open the bottle, you must use it all within 6 months from the time you opened it.. I won’t grow hydroponics without it. Good stuff!”
“This is a must if you are growing with hydroponics.“
As plant cultivation experts, Botanicare is dedicated to providing superior products, expert advice and support to help growers produce better crops.
What started as an experimental plant nutrient, Pure Blend (now Pure Blend Tea), brewed in the back room of an Arizona retail gardening store has evolved into Botanicare, a market leader in hydroponic products. After 20 years of innovation, foresight and unconventional thought we have seen the industry and our company blossom. We are committed to finding new ways to encourage growers to do what they do best – grow.
BOTANICARE HISTORY – 20 YEARS AND STILL GROWING.
Treg Bradley is passionate about plant cultivation. In 1992, his hobby bloomed into a career when he opened a store in Tempe, Arizona called “Sea of Green”, which catered to Hydrogardening enthusiasts and provided everything from hydroponics equipment to organic nutrient solutions.
AN EXPERIMENTAL PLANT NUTRIENT.
Treg’s expanding nutrient knowledge and sheer desire to provide customers with the best products on the market were driving factors in creating what would eventually become Botanicare. As part of an experimental new approach to address the needs of local growers, he developed a unique organic plant supplement that he called Pure Blend. He literally brewed it in the back room of his store and gave Pure Blend to several of his favourite customers, asking them to give it a try. His customers were encouraged to return to the store with empty bottles to get refills – and they did in droves. After rave reviews, he bottled it with the name Pure Blend Original and began to sell it.
As demand for Pure Blend grew retailers began to contact Treg to see if they could order Pure Blend for their stores. Encouraged by the success of Pure Blend, he developed an additional product line called Pure Blend Pro.
By 1996 Sea of Green opened two additional stores in Arizona and the success of the Pure Blend line inspired Bradley to focus his efforts solely on developing new products. He sold the Sea of Green stores and incorporated American Agritech in Tempe, Arizona and launched its primary product line: Botanicare.
With a 20-year history as a leader in the Hydroponic industry, Botanicare offers a comprehensive range of hydroponic products bringing the freedom and flexibility of growing-your-own to consumers around the world.
Based in Chandler, Arizona Botanicare manufactures innovative, products including Pure Blend Tea, KIND, Pure Blend Pro, CNS17, Liquid Karma, Sweet, CAL-MAG, Clearex, Ready Gro, Cocogro, and a complete line of trays, reservoirs and accessories.