Citric acid is the active ingredient in many so called "Flushing Agents" is an effective organic pH reducer and chelator. It can also be combined with other biostimulants for foliar applications.
Essential for the Krebs cycle. During this process, plants convert applied fertilizers into the energy carriers ATP and ADP. These energy carriers then pass over energy to the stem, the leaves and the flowers. Plants make citric acid themselves, but a supplement has demonstrable positive effects. The crop looks more vital and lively after about two days. A supplement has a stimulating effect on the course of the growth.
Application: for initial wetting of new media such as rock wool/trays for cuttings, and for flushing artificial substrates.
- Initial soaking of rockwool slabs /trays: add acid to water until pH 5.5 (the dosage depends on the tapwater).
- Flushing of rockwool slabs: make a solution with pH 5.8 and flush each slab with 5 litres.
- Soil / Coco Substrate: once per 2-3 weeks as a supplement (without fertilizers).