Definition - What does Powder Nutrients mean?
Powder nutrients are nutrients required by plants for strong, healthy growth that are available in a powdered form. This powder can easily be mixed with water to create a strong nutrient solution ideal for indoor growing applications, or for use on outdoor plants.
Powder nutrients, sometimes referred to as powdered nutrients, or powder feeds, are available in single nutrient packages, as well as premixed feeds that contain multiple nutrients. The single ingredient packages are best used for addressing deficiencies, while the premixed feeds are excellent options for creating entire nutrient solutions for plants.
Powder nutrients are similar to granular fertilizers used for soil gardens, however, the marketing around powder nutrients is specifically geared towards hydroponic growers.
MaximumYield explains Powder Nutrients
Plants require more than just water and light in order to thrive. They need the right mix of vitamins and minerals. In an indoor growing setup (hydroponics), this nutrient mixture must be supplied manually by the grower. In an in-ground garden, most of the nutrients plants need for growth would be supplied by the soil in which they are grown. However, soil is often deficient in specific nutrients. Powder nutrients can help in both of these situations.
Powder nutrients are exactly what they sound like – nutrients needed by plants for growth, in powder form. Powder nutrients are easily dissolved in water, and can be added to a hydroponic or aquaponics system very easily. They can also be used on in-ground gardens, either in the form of a quench, or sprayed over a larger portion of the garden via a watering hose or can.
One of the most interesting things about powder nutrients is the ease of dosage customization. The gardener controls the mix of water to nutrient ratio, and can thus create dosages that fit his or her needs precisely, rather than relying on the manufacturer to supply the right dosage.
For years, liquid hydroponic nutrients have been the most common method of supplying a nutrient solution to plants, but powder nutrients are becoming more popular for the reasons above, in addition to the fact that their is less packaging involved, and less shelf space taken up at the hydro shop.