Canna PK13-14 – The Blooming Boon for Plants

Hydroponics is a resourceful way to grow plants in the comfort of your home if you know how to do it right. It can grow anything from leafy vegetables like spinach, lettuce, fennel etc to tubers such as potatoes and onions. It has become highly popular among home-farming enthusiasts and similarly, the technical know-how has also advanced over the past decade for yielding better results. After years of research and development, we have a wonderful product called Canna PK13-14 that has served as a blooming boon for hydroponically grown plants and we believe you are already familiar with it.

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If not then, here is some handy knowledge on the product and its usage.

What is Canna PK13-14?

Canna PK13-14 is a flowering booster agent used in farming methods like Hydroponics and Aquaponics. It contains a high concentration of Phosphorous (P) and Potassium (K) which catalyze the plant blooming process in order to obtain great results in the form of yield and plant size. It is developed by CANNA, the leading producer of nutritional products for cultivation.

How does it work?  

While in their generative phase, plants require an extra bit of nutritional elements so that their metabolic activities and their cell formations are efficiently processed. This is also a time when plants’ inner processes must receive plenty of sugars so that flowering can take place properly.

All these transformations are greatly supported by the presence of Phosphorous and Potassium in large quantities and use of Canna PK13-14 fulfils this much-needed intake with it compositional elements. As a result, plants get an upsurge just at the right time which brings about a healthy yield as well as competitive plant size.

How to use it for best results?

The product use is advised 3 weeks before harvesting. This is actually the time when the boost is required and using it at that time will get you the best results.

We have to add 15 ml of the concentrate to 10 litres of water. This has to be carried out for 3-6 days. The mixture has to be dissolved in the nutrient medium directly.

Precautions:

  • Store the product in a frost-free place.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight
  • Avoid excessive fertilization as it can ruin the whole substrate.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

What methods support Canna PK13-14?

In addition to hydro, the product can also be used with other kinds of growing mediums such as soil and coco. In some cases, organic mediums are not advised due to some of the conflicting factors that the product has but apart from that it fetches equal results for all popular mediums. Using PK Booster, a similar product from CANNA in combination with Canna PK13-14 also derives some amazing yields.

How Aquaponics Bed Depth Work For Different Plants

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Different experts have different viewpoints when it comes to the aquaponics grow bed depth. While the majority of the media based aquaponics growers say that you should have about 12’ of media, with the top 1-2” being left dry to reduce algae and fungal growth. There are some other too, who are in favor of growing successfully in substantially less than that. These things are very confusing, so how deep should your aquaponics grow bed be?

The deeper the bed is, the more costly it will be. The costs of supporting the weight of the extra media need a larger fish tank to fertigate that entire media. In addition, if you go for some 4-6” depth you can use standard hydroponic flood and drain trays which are very difficult to find.

If you are also going to use shallow grow bed aquaponics Australia, here are some limitations you need to know:

  • Work great for limited plants: If you going to grow short-lived plants such as lettuces and greens, shallow beds work great for such kinds of plants. But when it comes to longer lived or deeply rooted plants such as cucumbers, indeterminate tomatoes, melon, and corn etc. they don’t work nicely. These plants require enough nutrients and bacteria for relatively long life.  Shallow beds can’t provide the base for it, also the space for large root zones. If you want to grow the limitless variety of plants, media based aquaponics can be a great choice, because average depth of such kinds of aquaponics bed is 12”.
  • “Dead zones” and the need to clean your beds: By the time, in deep beds, a layered ecosystem establishes which prevents the developments of the dead zone in the bed. You never need to clean out your grow bed as thriving environment flushes with beneficial bacteria and worms and plenty of space help roots to grow. They along with the plants, do the cleaning for you. You can experience it at about 12” of media depth, because when there is enough space for a robust ecosystem to establish itself, then all the elements of that system thrive and become self-sustaining.

These are some limitations of aquaponics bed depth. It depends on your needs that what bed depth will be more suitable for you. If you are growing only short-lived plants, you can go for shallow beds. But if you are planning to grow deeply rooted plants, then you need more depth in your beds. It is suggested that 12” of media depth is just perfect for all kinds of plants.