MasterBlend Hydroponic Nutrients
Hydroponics Nutrients

MasterBlend Hydroponic Nutrients

MasterBlend Hydroponic Nutrients is a brand of hydroponic nutrient solution specifically formulated for growing plants in hydroponic systems. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil, where the plants receive all their nutrients through a nutrient-rich water solution.

MasterBlend offers a range of hydroponic nutrient products, including a three-part nutrient formula consisting of MasterBlend 4-18-38 Tomato Special, Calcium Nitrate, and Epsom Salt. These three components are mixed in specific ratios to create a balanced nutrient solution suitable for various hydroponic applications.

Here’s a breakdown of the three components:

  • MasterBlend 4-18-38 Tomato Special: This is a concentrated, water-soluble fertilizer that provides a balanced ratio of essential macro and micronutrients to support plant growth and development. The numbers 4-18-38 represent the percentage of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) in the formula. This particular formulation is often used for growing tomatoes, but it can also be suitable for other fruiting or flowering plants.
  • Calcium Nitrate: Calcium is an important nutrient for plant growth, and it helps in cell wall development, root growth, and nutrient uptake. Calcium Nitrate is a water-soluble source of calcium and nitrogen. It supplements the MasterBlend formula with additional calcium to ensure plants receive an adequate supply.
  • Epsom Salt: Epsom salt, chemically known as magnesium sulfate, provides magnesium and sulfur to the nutrient solution. Magnesium is a vital component in chlorophyll production, while sulfur plays a role in protein synthesis and overall plant health.

By mixing these three components in the correct ratios, you can create a complete hydroponic nutrient solution that delivers the necessary nutrients for optimal plant growth in a soilless environment.

It’s worth noting that while MasterBlend is a popular brand, there are other hydroponic nutrient brands available in the market. The choice of nutrients may vary depending on the specific plants you are growing and their growth stage. It’s always recommended to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and adjust the nutrient concentrations based on the needs of your plants.

4-18-38 Tomato Formula Guaranteed Analysis

Total Nitrogen (N)

3.5% Nitrate Nitrogen

0.5% Ammoniacal Nitrogen

4%

Available Phosphate (P2O5)

18%

Soluble Potash (K2O)

38%

Magnesium (Mg) (Total)

0.50% Water Soluble Magnesium (Mg)

0.50%

Boron (B)

0.20%

Copper (Cu)

0.05% Chelated Copper (Cu)

0.05%

Iron (Fe)

0.40% Chelated Iron (Fe)

0.40%

Manganese (Mn)

0.20% Chelated Manganese (Mn)

0.20%

Molybdenum (Mo

0.01%

Zinc (Zn)

0.05% Chelated Zinc (Zn)

0.05%

  • Plant nutrients derived from: potassium nitrate, potassium phosphate, ammonium phosphate, potassium chloride, magnesium sulfate, boric acid, copper EDTA, iron DTPA, manganese EDTA, sodium molybdate,¬†zinc EDTA.
  • Potential Basicity:¬† 209 lbs. Calcium Carbonate Equivalent Per Ton.

4-18-38 Formula Mixing Ratios – Gallons of water

Gallons

Masterblend grams

Epsom salt grams

Calcium Nitrate grams (add last)

100

227

142

227

50

113

71

113

25

57

35

57

10

23

14

23

2

4.5

2.8

4.5

1

2.4

1.5

2.4