Is the hype around the products worth it? Yes. Simply put, Growth Technology (GT) have the best range of plant nutrients around. Created and perfected by a chemist with decades experience in the industry, GT spend years testing and getting accreditation for each product before it is released to the public. Most of the advertising is by word of mouth and social media, and the people using it rave about the results. It just works. The GT Focus range sets the benchmark for liquid nutrients. Here’s why: Each GT Focus product is complete. Unlike the overwhelming majority of fertilizers, all Focus products contain each of the 12 essential minerals – including Calcium – blended into an easily absorbed liquid concentrate. pH buffered to ensure all 12 essential minerals are available to the plant. Formulated and balanced to suit the requirements of specific plant types. Manufactured using only the highest grade raw materials and chelated trace elements to ensure effortless absorption by the plant. Guaranteed not to contain potentially harmful and ineffective chlorides, urea, sodium and ammonium. Easy to use with simple instructions.
Which product for which situation?
Indoor plants (apart from orchids), hoyas included = Foliage Focus
Succulents & cacti = Complete focus (and if you don’t want to have 10 different bottles of nutrients). It’s less specific, so suitable for all but native plants.
Orchids = orchid bloom and grow – bloom for flowering season, grow for the rest of the year.
Chilli focus for chilli plants and vegetable focus for all the rest of vegetables. Herb focus for herbs, fruit focus for fruit trees, bushes and berries, rose focus for roses, native focus for native plants, flower focus for all other flowering plants.
If we don’t have a Focus product in stock, contact us to order.
How do you use the Focus products?
You can use Focus nutrients in any media – soil type media, hydro systems, etc. We use Focus nutrients in watering cans to water the nursery plants weekly (weakly), making sure our moss poles get a soak too so the aerial roots growing into the poles get fed. If you use passive hydroponics or flood and drain hydroponics you can use a Focus product too, just pH balance and keep an eye on electrical conductivity. Have a look at the dilution rates on the bottle and use between 5 and 10mL per litre of water.
How to use CCS – media types, situations, when to add a Focus nutrient into the mix:
Made a fresh cutting and want to get roots established = gel for putting the cutting into a soil mix, CCS for all other situations such as water, moss, perlite, etc. Keep watering a plant with CCS even when transitioned to soil/other media until roots are fully established. When roots have started Foliage Focus (or the relevant Focus product) can be used to start feeding the plant at the weak rate of 5mL per litre.
CCS is a single pack hydroponic nutrient concentrate with added rooting hormone. CCS is a complete and balanced mineral profile acts as a fertilizer for plant cuttings while the rooting hormone ensures rapid root growth to quickly and efficiently establish the plant. Cuttings should come on faster, be more vigorous and healthy than without this product. The rooting hormone makes root development happen more quickly and the mineral nutrients ensure health and vitality.
GT Foliar – why is it not concentrated?
GT Foliar contains the 12 essential nutrients & minerals plus silica (which cannot be concentrated safely). This can be used to water plants or spray on leaves with the supplied spray head. GT Foliar contains: A complete and balanced full mineral profile including chelated trace elements;
20 different types of Amino Acids – the fundamental building blocks for protein synthesis and cell formation
3 types of Kelp – containing naturally occurring auxins, cytokynins and gibberillins
Fulvic Acid – the ultimate bio stimulant
Silicon – for increased cell strength and vigour
Wetting agent – to ensure effective absorption of solution into plant tissue