Terpinator – 0-0-4
- Enhances size, flavour & fragrance
- Brings out a distinctive smell of fruit & flowers (more terpenes)
- Prolongs fragrance of dried fruit & flowers
- Increases essential oil, terpene & flavonoid production
- Ramps up the concentration of terpenes
- Hardly affects EC/CF (nutrient strength)
- Has a great pH of 6 (target range is 5.5 – 6.5)
- Can be used throughout your cycle (best between week 1 & 5)
- NPK: 0 – 0 – 4
- Available in 1 litre and 4 litres
If you want to grow the finest smelling produce possible, then Terpinator is for you! Using it alongside your regular nutrient regimen increases the concentration of terpenes in fruits, which in turn leads to a massive improvement in taste and smell. Even the weakest smelling plant species will have their aromas boosted no end by using Terpinator.
Using Terpinator alongside your regular feeding regimen will help to bring out the flavours and aromas of your plants by greatly increasing the concentration of terpenes. Terpenes are major components of the essential oils of various species of flowers and plants. They are molecular compounds made up of repeating isoprene structures and they’re also what give plants their distinctive smells.
By stimulating terpene production, Terpinator will help to produce pungent smelling fruits and super-intense flavours.
TERPINATOR® can be used during the entire life cycle of the plant.
Vegetating phases of growth: Add 5–10 ml per gallon of water.
Reproduction and fruit-set stages of growth: Add 10–30 ml per gallon of water.
TERPINATOR® won’t burn and can be used with any growing media, fertilizer, or nutrient program. TERPINATOR® has a neutral pH.
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
Potassium K & Terpinator
Potassium (K) is found in most soils in relative amounts. Many soils can contain K, but the K is insoluble as it is bound to many soil components, such as mica, humus or clay. Potassium is absorbed by plants in the cationic form or K+. It is this reason that K is best supplied to plants from an external source in a soluble form (K+). Sulfate of Potash is one such source of absorbable K for plants uptake. For plants grown in greenhouses and hydroponically, the soluble form of K is the best source for the plant. Outdoors plants need even more K depending on the soil type, as most native soils and commercial soil products contain bound up K.
Potassium is one of the most mobile elements in the plant’s body, as it is found in the major tissues, organs, and inside any given cell in the plant. Potassium is necessary for the enzymatic reactions that occur in the outer most layers of the plant’s body (epidermis, trichomes) to function properly. Due to its high concentration in the cytosol and chloroplasts, it will cause the pH of these areas to be between 7 and 8, which is a necessary prerequisite for proper enzymatic function. This is accomplished as K neutralizes the soluble and insoluble macromolecular anions. Potassium activates enzymes by prompting conformational changes in the enzyme protein. These changes increase the rate of catalytic reactions and also can increase the affinity of the enzyme for its substrate. For example, the enzyme starch synthase catalyzes the transfer of glucose to starch molecules. Potassium is the most effective univalent cation to increase the enzyme’s activity.
Potassium is involved in osmosis and ionic balance and in opening closing stomata; critical, on time activator of the most important plant enzymes. Uptake of ions by plant cells results in water being taken into the cytoplasm of the plant cell. Potassium ions change the osmotic potential in plant cells, acting as a solute while maintaining turgor pressure of the cells. Turgor is the pressure a cell exhibits when water moves into it. Plants wilting have lost their turgor pressure within the cells that comprise the plant’s body.
The high osmotic potential in the central vascular cylinder of the plant’s roots is a prerequisite for turgor driven nutrient transport in the tissue that brings water to all the plant parts. Without the correct amount of K in the vascular cylinder, the plant cannot uptake water and nutrients in a manner that allows the plant to thrive in rapid growth environments.
Potassium also plays a strong role in protein synthesis. Again, the formation and activation of critical enzymes (e.g., nitrate reductase) is limited by the presence of K in the cells of the plant. Protein syntheses are necessary for the production of soluble nitrogen compounds, such as amino acids, nitrate, etc.). In the absence of proteins, plants cannot grow and set fruits, or form roots properly.
Cell extension in a plants body cannot occur without potassium. The concentration of K in the plants’ cells is critical for the correct osmotic potential and pH of the cell’s cytoplasm. Potassium and sugars work together to allow plant cells to multiply at accelerated rates.
Potassium is the major solute behind how leaves can move. Leaves need to orient themselves to the position of the light, whether to move to better intercept the light, or move away if the light is too intense. For example, changes in turgor pressure in and around leaf petioles due to the correct concentration of Potassium allows a leaf to orient itself in the proper direction. Since plants are sedentary and can’t get up and walk around, this is the only way they can capture the correct amount of light in order to feed themselves, set fruit, and reproduce.
For plants that are grown in high-intensity greenhouses, the plant will need more potassium to help manage how the plant drinks water. The pores that allow a plant to pull CO2 in and H20 and O2 out are called stomates. These cells are regulated by the density of K around them. If K levels are incorrect, the plant will lose more water, with a correlated drop in turgor pressure. The correct levels of K allow these specialized cells to open and close as necessary.
Potassium plays a critical role in carbohydrate movement, as K+ aids the loading of sucrose from source locations (e.g., leaves) and into the plant’s vascular system. Osmotic forces due to the presence of K+ acting with certain plant enzymes helps maintain the movement of sucrose in the plant’s body and ensures its distribution to plant organs.
Overall K+ is one of the most critical macro minerals for a plant to grow properly. Potassium is needed by the plant in every aspect of its life cycle, from seed germination to vegetative phases and fruit set. Unlike Nitrogen and Phosphorus, Potassium does not become part of any plant component. Since K+ is stored in the plants’ cellular cytoplasm and sap, it must be provided to a plant all the time. Potassium is responsible for the cellular regulation of over 60 different enzymes in meristematic tissues. In summary K+ is responsible for regulating enzyme activity, regulating CO2 and water through osmoregulation of the plant’ stomata, and is essential for the production of ATP. By ensuring plants have the correct forms and amount of Potassium available, proper growth from seed to fruit set is insured.
“Used with and without on 3 clones. Clone one with recommended amount, Clone two without, Clone three with using half the recommended dose. I used from week 2 after going from aerocloner to coco coir all the way to harvest. I could definitely tell the difference from the clones that used Terpinator but the results were the same when using half strength. I noticed a huge increase in smell and taste as well as the buds using terpinator, dried slower and remained stickier. The plant without dried faster so the cure wasn’t as good.
I will definitely keep using this product but probably at a 1/4 strength. I did that on another clone of same plant with the same result as half and full strength. I use more if I need to bring the PH down a bit.”
“This stuff really works. Left my meds too sticky to grind. I could actually see random gobs of oils forming on the flowers as she was growing. That being said, I think this stuff is too expensive. It takes a lot of the product for each feeding. I’m going to buy it again but I’m only going to use it on select plants to grow personal connoisseur quality meds.”
“Does exactly what it claims to my complete Shock. I have not needed to worry about odor in the past, but I also have never smelled my garden out in my driveway until i started using Terpinator!!! lol I’ve got some time in this and I have never seen a product produce such astounding results (w/o being some PGR that hermies everything) . I, like others, feel that half dose works as good as full dose in a decent soil mix. i’m still dialing in dosing in my DWC buckets but so far things look just as promising as soil. i’d say buy this. :)“
TERPINATOR® is a plant nutrient formulated with potassium and naturally occurring compounds. TERPINATOR® is designed to increase the concentration of terpenes in aromatic plant oils.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes/Terpenoids are responsible for the aromatics and flavours found in essential plant oils. TERPINATOR® maximizes a plant’s ability to produce terpenes/terpenoids. TERPINATOR® accomplishes this by promoting the natural enlargement of the plant’s plant-oil producing resin glands while also increasing the number of gland sites.
Two common odour molecules, or “terpenes,” are the lemon-scented limonene and the grapefruit-scented myrcene. Terpenes occur in a variety of oil-producing plants. Researchers have noted the power of scents to affect our mood. For example, people describe a feeling of “sunny happiness” when smelling the terpene limonene. When ingested, terpenes can have a biological effect on our bodies—such as when we feel relaxed after drinking the plant oils found in mint tea.