Article 5-4 Q's Eric Fulvic Acids
I was wondering about the article you wrote on fulvic acids and the effect on taste on the fruits after the last week of spraying. Can you please let me know if it will affect the taste on the finishing product or if there is any worry on consumption? Also, how many drops is 1ml? Reason why I ask is because my friend wanted to add 35% hydrogen peroxide to his soil garden. Also, does he have to worry about it affecting his nutrients?
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Thanks for your question and the kind words.
If you are using a premium quality fulvic acid at the recommended dilution rates you will see improved quality in floral and fruit crops. In floral crops where inflorescence develop (flower buds along the branches or stems to form a larger flower) over applications of premium quality fulvic acids will promote stem elongation. That is why the general recommendation is that if you are unsure of your strain's response to fulvic, you should apply it at the roots through the vegetative stage and only once as a light spray towards the final week before harvest for improved cropping. Fulvic acid is found in some dietary supplements as it makes nutrients available for absorption along the wall of the large intestine. Be aware that not all fulvics on the market are not fulvic acids, or may contain higher levels of heavier weight fulvic chains which are typically thought to be less bio-active.
I believe there are about five drops per milliliter. Since this is not the best unit to measure volume with (as droplet sizes can vary) try filling a teaspoon while counting drop by drop. Divide the number of drops by five ( the number of milliliters in a teaspoon). Now if your formula calls for five drops per gallon and you need to mix ten gallons you will know how much to add in terms of milliliters.
Some people are really into the H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide), but I do not believe that it is necessary or even beneficial in nutrient solutions, although it has merits in pre-treating the make-up water for nutrient solutions. Chealtes and complexes may become oxidized if applied in the solution, which may lead to a nutrient imbalance or may harm beneficial soil microbial life. Keep the medium or nutrient solution well aerated for plant available oxygen at the roots. There are devices being developed which diffuse dissolved oxygen into the nutrient solution that reportedly achieve incredible dissolved O2 levels that remain available for a sufficient period to benefit the rhizosphere (root zone). For prevention and control of root related pathogens try a product such as Flora Shield which acts as an enzymatic inhibitor, controlling microbial population levels.