Root stimulants consist of products specifically designed to enhance plant growth after germination and transplantation. For this, among other functions, they provide the necessary nutrients to motivate rapid and strengthened growth.
The current market has a wide variety of products of all kinds for smoking or cultivation, from cannabis paraphernalia to these root stimulators. With regard to the latter, it is partly due to the different possibilities of formulas that can be used, either with algae, with minerals, with hormones, with vitamins and many more.
On the other hand, using root stimulants has many advantages, as it facilitates the initial grip of the roots. This is especially important in indoor crops, where it is crucial to achieve a fast and effective rooting, when the entire process lasts only 3 months. This makes it possible to make several crops a year effectively.
In general, the best time to apply root stimulants is immediately after transplanting. They are added every time an irrigation is applied, so that it soaks the substrate as necessary, so that the roots find a way to the substances they need. In this way they fully develop their potential.
It is also a highly recommended product for the beginning of flowering. Thus, the roots absorb more nutrients, transform their structure and can support the flowers that grow on them.
Finally, you can maintain the application of root stimulants in a gentler way, until the third week of flowering.
Which plants need root stimulators?
In fact, root stimulators represent a very important ally for the development of any plant. Applying them progressively and in the right measures can guarantee a fast and strengthened crop, thus reducing the risk of problems or an excessive slowdown in its growth.
However, it is especially advisable to use root stimulants when the crop is indoors, where there are more delicate conditions for germination and development, as well as in general for any plantation in which you want to obtain results as quickly as possible.
How to make a homemade root stimulator?
Buying a root stimulator is the easiest and quickest action to take advantage of these products, but it is actually also possible to make homemade root stimulants and they are quite simple.
Homemade root stimulator with lentils is one of the most popular. Follow these instructions to make it:
- Soak 100 to 200 grams of lentils for 24 hours.
- Strain the water and keep them in a closed container where they do not give light.
- Put the lentils in a bowl and crush them with a blender.
- Add the water you have previously strained and lemon juice. The goal is to achieve a pH 5.5.
- With a strainer separate the solid particles, since the liquid is the root stimulator that we are really going to use.