PERLITE MEDIUM with ORGANIC or SYNTHETIC NUTRIENT

by Bruce Warren
(Brookings, OR)

Is there any basis to the statement that, "if you use PERLITE growing medium you shouldn't use an ORGANIC NUTRIENT?Thank you for any and all comments.Happy Growing,Bruce

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Sep 06, 2015
perlite only?
by: Everest Fernandez

Typically growers using 100% perlite as their growing medium would use a mineral-based hydroponic formula, not a liquid organic feed. However, William Texier of General Hydroponics Europe created a technique called "Bioponics" which provides a habitat for the microbiology needed to break down and mineralize organic inputs into plant - available form.

If using perlite as a soil amendment, no problem using organic feeds.

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