Ghe Ripen – Helps Speed up the Ripening and Harvesting Process.
Ripen is a finishing solution to be used in place of your usual nutrient during the last two weeks of flower. It will assist the ripen process and the removal of unwanted salts.
GHE Ripen acts in two ways. It flushes unwanted nutrient salts from your harvest leaving you with a clean finished product with excellent flavour and aroma whilst at the same time gives the plant a strong signal that it is approaching harvest. This assists in the plants final swelling and ripening process.
GHE worked on this product for many years before perfecting it and it is highly recommended.
Ripen® is a complete late flowering nutrient/stimulant requiring no additional boosters. It increases flowering and production of active principles, and eliminates nutrient excess.
Ripen® acts in 3 ways:
It sends the plant a strong signal that it is coming to the end of its life; this prompts the plant to accelerate the ripening process.
It forces the plant to strengthen its defences and thus increase essential oil and active principle production.
It delivers all the mineral salts the plants need in a form that is easy to assimilate: in case of a previous accumulation of nitrate or microelements, this helps metabolize residues, which improves taste.
As a “forcing solution“, Ripen® can be used in any circumstance where you need to control or enhance ripening, and at the end of every flowering/fruiting cycle of annual flowers and fruits to maximise yield and flavour intensity.
Outdoors, Ripen® enables you to quickly harvest a crop before it is spoiled by cold and damp weather. Indoors, it helps you harmonise the end of the grow cycle by speeding up the ripening of the slowest plants or varieties. And in case of a severe infestation of fungi or insects, it can allow you to accelerate the natural cycle and recover something out of a crop that would otherwise be completely lost.
In hydroponics: Replace old nutrient solution with pH adjusted water add up to 5ml/L of Ripen to match or slightly exceed your previous EC (up to 2.6) and mix well. Run for 10 days, or as needed, then use FloraKleen for 2 days to finish or harvest your crop directly.
In soil: Apply in pH adjusted water at up to 4ml/L to match or slightly exceed your previous EC (up to 2.0). Apply until leaf yellowing occurs and / or ripening is satisfactory. This can take from 10 to 20 days. Then use FloraKleen for 2 days to finish or harvest your crop directly.
Expert growers can use Ripen to manipulate water stress to maximise active principal concentration, and minimise splitting in soft fruit culture: target EC 2.6 ms in hydro and target EC 2.0 ms in soil.
Bro… Do You Even Flush? Find Out Why You Should Be Flushing Your Plants
A lot of people don’t flush, dirty Bas*****
Now on a serious note, a lot of you don’t flush your plants, know what it is and or why you should even bother.
Here is a few reasons why you should be flushing and in fact instead of looking at it as just a flush, look at it as more of a “finisher” should you finish your plants? “yes” you should!
Flushing your plants has the following Benefits.
Helps the plant use up or discard any nutrient reserves.
Helps enhance Flavours and aromas
Gives the plants essential brix sugars, hormones enzymes and vitamins
Decreases the drying time
Improves the drying and curing process.
We Recommend “Hydrotops Flush” made in the uk for the uk, and just so happens to be the company that invented “flush” originally.
Hydrotops Flush starts at £15 and can be purchased by clicking here
Hydrotops bactivator should be added weekly to all hydroponics systems to prevent root rot and spider mite infestations, but if you do like many forget to do this and end up with root rot, you can also treat those horribble brown slushy roots with bactivator
If you have not used bactivator before and have a root infection we recommend double dosing.
For every 50L of nutrient solution add two tablets and allow to dissolve. A small amount of residue ,any remain this is completely natural. For example 100 litres = 4 tablets needed
Fill a clean jug or container with 500ml of Luke warm water (20c)
Add the required number of tablets and allow to dissolve. A small amount of residue may remain this is completely natural
To ensure the fasting acting treatment we highly recommend bubbling for 15 minutes with a small air stone. The solution with frith up during the process
Add the solution to your tank. DO NOT add any catalyst as this will delay the treatment of the infection by providing an additional food source to the microbes
How often should I treat my plants
We would recommend treating your root infections every 3-4 days
It is important to work out why an infection has occurred, the common reason is poor drainage or over watering your pots
Do not use hydrogen peroxide unless absolutely necessary as this will restrict the bio-activity of the microbes and organic compounds in the catalyst solution
How does bactivator that root infections
There are over 40 carefully selected beneficial microbes and fungi which will start to consume the damaged root tissue which is the food source for the infection and the fungus spores. The microbes will also form a protective barrier around the damaged roots, which contains the infection stopping it from attacking the root system further
Bactivator then promotes vigorous new root growth and healing. It will also oxygenate the root zone decreasing the risk of another infection.
Bactivator is 100% natural organic product containing no plant growth regulators or morphogenic chemical compounds
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Competition Time. Win A Full Tent Kit Worth £450. Send In Your Best Hydro/Product Photos.
All you Have to do to enter is send us your best photo of anything hydro, garden, fav product or industry related.
You can send your photos to us via snap chat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Email.
Entries must be sent to us by the 31st of December.
Nothing Illegal in the pictures please ( we are in the uk, please respect uk laws )
Photos must be owned or sent in with the owner’s consent.
The winner will be given the choice for there details to remain anonymous.
Competition is open to all over seas customers and followers.
Any Questions? Get in touch via any of our contact or social pages.
Thats it Good Luck! Oh and the tent package up for Grabs is Below.
Winner of Novembers Competition. Louise S From London. Congratulations once again.
*Winner* of Last Months Grow Tent Kit “Best Picture” Goes to…
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If you have been following our competitions you will have been following Novembers Tent package giveaway worth £450!
All you had to do to enter was to send in your best Garden, industry or hydro related photo. The best Picture won the grow tent package, Well the competition proved much popular than expected! Possibly thanks to a few of our female customers and followers! Turns out it was the most popular competition we have ever had, so popular we are thinking of doing one every month, anyway, we will see.
The winner of the Competition is Louise. S. From London (Congratulations Louise)
Quick Tip – How to improve your carbon Filters Performance with an Ona Block.
Carbon filters, are great, they do an amazing job of filtering smells, however after a bit of use or every now and again you can get a hint of it not working, to stop help or avoid this you want to try popping an ona block inside the filter. ( break it down in to small lumps if its a smaller filter )
Ona Neutralising agent (ona) doesn’t just cover smells and odours it chemically breaks them down, putting an ona block inside your carbon filter will help ensure the air coming out your growroom is clean and smelling fresh rather than getting a mild hint or whiff of any unpleasant smells.
Ona Blocks and ona Products are good for the following applications