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Doug
11/18/2002 4:32:00 PM
leaching, and H2O2

OK, these are two things I was really interested in. My water is really bad here from the tap, and the cost of distilled or a reverse osmosis filter is out of the question.

I need H2O2, I know I want it, do you have it TGT's? if so, how much does it cost? How well does it work?

I would also like to learn about leaching if anyone knows. I understand it as follows: in a ebb and flow system like mine after a while salts tend to build up at the roots and in the water. By adding a leaching solution, the salts are broken down and no longer a problem...?? Is it that simple? Does this cause your solution to last a lot longer than normal?

thanks for any help!
-Doug
The Green Thumbs
11/21/2002 10:30:00 AM
Re: leaching, and H2O2

Doug, here's a link to our <a href = " http://www.gtghydroponics.com/store/xq/asp/idCategory_Parent.269/idCatalog.15/qx/viewcategories.htm" target = "_blank">Oxy-Blast</a>(H2O2 solution).<br><br>As far as leaching is concerned, let me explain the process to you. Leaching is done by rinsing the system with either pH neutral water, or with a solution + water. A very common solution people use is Synergy. It's a catalyst, and as with most catalysts, it breaks down the ionic bond between nutrients and waste allowing your plants to absorb more nutrients, and allow more waste to be washed away. Let me know if you have any other questions.
jim
2/25/2003 4:18:00 AM
Re: leaching, and H2O2

How often should you leach, what sign do you look for to tell you that a leaching in order.
The Green Thumbs
2/25/2003 11:58:00 AM
Re: leaching, and H2O2

Leaching (which is used when growing in soil), is most commonly done when plants seem to be having some nutrient problem. If you are noticing your plant's leaves constantly curling, or becoming discolored, then it might be a sign of a problem with the soil. You may have a pH problem, a nutrient lockout, a disease, etc. Using a leaching solution may clean out the waste, or strip the soil of the nutrients (both good and bad) so that you may start over with your feeding applications.
 
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