The Cutting Edge Solutions Additives line-up
Plant AMP, Uncle John's Blend, MAG-Amped, Sugaree, Sour-Dee, & the powerful Bulletproof Si are the “icing on the cake” of the CES 3-part base line-up. Comprised of high quality, bio-available elements, the CES additives are designed for maximized plant uptake, both through the roots and through foliar applications. This proprietary formula makes for "on demand" availability, taking a plant's ability to optimize it's overall growth and take it to the next level. Please note that proper care and treatment will extend the shelf-life of all our products. Stored properly out of direct light and extreme temperatures, we expect to see a 12-24 month shelf life on these products.
Plant AMP is a our OMRI listed calcium product. Plant AMP is also registered with CDFA as an organic input material. Calcium is the basis of cell wall development in a plant and the organic Calcium in Plant AMP is extremely soluble, providing an easily utilized source of Calcium. Plant AMP can be used throughout the entire growth cycle to optimize a plants growth and is approved for organic food crop production. Plant AMP is also a fantastic foliar spray, it is very "clean" leaving no heavy build-up or residue on the plant. Plant AMP can also be used in conjunction with our full line of additives and base nutrients for custom foliar applications.
There is a nuance of Plant AMP that is sure to cause some questions from first time users regarding pH drops after adding it to a reservoir. Plant AMP is derived from organic acids, which will cause a pH drop to around 4 right after mixing, this is essentially a "false" reading. This drop is not caused by a corrosive, strong-bonded acid such as Phosphoric Acid, and will rise on it's own after 24 hours as it breaks down. It is perfectly okay to water with the fertilizer solution immediately after mixing, it will not harm the plant material or negatively interact with the availability of the other fertilizer elements. If a gardener is starting with a low pH source water (typical of R/O water), we recommend adjusting to 7 before adding any fertilizers to the reservoir.
* Coco mediums should always be rinsed and then pre-charged with a Plant Amp (calcium) drench before transplanting.
* Never flush coco mediums mid-season as this may cause severe malnutrition & necrosis, lower your feeding PPM if you feel a flush is necessary.
* Never allow coco mediums to dry-out, this may create a sheathing effect when watering, preventing adequate feeding.
Uncle John's Blend™
Uncle John's Blend (UJB), is a Potassium mixture that is used primarily to enhance a plant's metabolic rate, especially for flowering plants during the blooming stage. Potassium is a major component in photosynthetic processes, including the production of ATP (plant sugars) and the transfer of those sugars throughout the plant tissue. UJB makes a very "clean" foliar spray that will not leave heavy built-up or residue on the plant tissue. UJB can also be used in conjunction with our 2 other additives for custom foliar applications.
UJB can be used throughout the entire growth cycle, but definitely is more critical in the flowering stages of a plant's life to maintain energy levels and maximize plant growth. A plant is essentially "dying" as it goes to fruit or seed, adding UJB helps to maintain the metabolic rate of plants that are in some cases not producing as much ATP towards the end of its blooming/fruiting stage.
Mag-Amped is a revolutionary Magnesium product, our proprietary, proven formula, is readily available and easy for the plant to uptake, with an excellent overall solubility. Magnesium is essential for chlorophyll production in plants, in turn chlorophyll is the component in photosynthesis, essentially starting the process through collection of light energy. Mag-Amped is fantastic as a foliar spray, having the same low molecular weight and "clean" properties as our other additives. Mag-Amped can also be used in conjunction with our 2 other additives for custom foliar applications.
The reason we separated our Magnesium from our Calcium additive is simple, plants don't always need extra Magnesium. Mag-Amped is specially formulated for plants that demand more Magnesium, as well as for situations where the light intensity isn't optimal, for example; filtered light in greenhouses, plants in shadier areas, fog or smoke from forest fires, or cases where and indoor gardener has to shut down several lights due to a summer heat wave, or power outages.
Sugaree™ / Sour-Dee™
As final ripening occurs, your plant ability to create chemical energy (sugar) from solar energy, rapidly declines. As ripening season sets in, overall growth slows down. Sugaree ™ or Sour-Dee ™ is your solution for heavier harvests. When chloroplasts start to degrade and chlorophyll breaks down, respiration slows and swelling stops. Sugaree ™ and Sour-Dee ™ are complexed low molecular-weight carbohydrates that deliver an easily assimilated energy source to fuel your plants. This carbohydrate complex (ATP) provides additional energy to process and metabolize fertilizer later into the season. The use of Sugaree™ or Sour-Dee™ stimulates resin & terpene production. Feed regularly during flowering season, as well as during flush stage. Your reward is a larger, more flavorful harvest.
Bulletproof Si ™
Use at all stages of plant life. Silica will continuously pack into newly divided cells and will contribute to the final dry weight of flowers. Unlike most silica supplements, it is derived from pure silicon dioxide (versus a salty potassium-silicate.) Non potassium-sourced silica prevents lockup and makes a highly concentrated water soluble silicic acid that is immediately available, without organic enzymes required to break down salty K2O3Si (potassium-silicate.)
Bulletproof Si ™ is complexed with pure food-derived amino acids and kelp to break the silicon-oxygen bond. Silica a strong insulator against heat, cold, excessive respiration, infection and bugs.
10% Silicon Dioxide by volume, maximum dose is 2ml/gal, regular is 1ml/gal. Always add Bulletproof Si ™ to the reservoir first so the soluble silicic acid can bond to water first. Always mix well, allow five minutes before adding Micro 6-0-0 second.