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FoxFarm Happy Frog® Acid Loving Plants Fertilizer, 4 lb bag

FoxFarm Happy Frog® Acid Loving Plants Fertilizer, 4 lb bag


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FoxFarm Happy Frog® Acid Loving Plants Fertilizer is a premium, organic blend specially formulated to meet the unique nutritional needs of acid-loving plants like azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons, and blueberries. This carefully crafted fertilizer provides essential nutrients, trace elements, and beneficial microbes that promote lush foliage, vibrant blooms, and optimal fruit production.

Key Features:

pH Balanced: Happy Frog® Acid Loving Plants Fertilizer is designed to lower soil pH levels, creating the acidic conditions that acid-loving plants thrive in. This helps these plants access and absorb essential nutrients more effectively.
Organic Ingredients: This fertilizer is made from high-quality, organic materials such as feather meal, bone meal, and sulfate of potash. It's safe for both plants and the environment.
Beneficial Microbes: Happy Frog® includes beneficial soil microbes and mycorrhizae that enhance nutrient uptake and improve root health, resulting in stronger, more resilient plants.
Slow-Release Formula: The granular, slow-release formula ensures a steady and consistent nutrient supply to your plants over an extended period, reducing the need for frequent reapplication.
Vibrant Blooms and Foliage: The balanced nutrient profile encourages vigorous root development, lush green foliage, and an abundance of colorful blooms.
Easy Application: Simply sprinkle the granules around the base of your acid-loving plants and water thoroughly. The convenient 4 lb bag provides coverage for a substantial garden area.

FoxFarm Happy Frog® Acid Loving Plants Fertilizer is the perfect choice for gardeners who want to cultivate healthy, thriving acid-loving plants without the use of harsh chemicals. Elevate your garden's beauty and productivity with this specialized, pH-adjusting organic fertilizer.

Usage Instructions:

Established Plants: Apply 1/2 cup of fertilizer per 2 feet of plant height, as a band around the drip line. Lightly scratch the granules into the soil surface and water thoroughly.
New Plantings: Mix 1/2 cup of fertilizer into the planting hole and backfill with soil. Water well after planting.
Container Plants: For potted acid-loving plants, sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of fertilizer onto the soil surface, depending on the pot size.

Ensure even distribution, and avoid direct contact with plant stems or trunks. Apply in early spring and reapply every 2-3 months during the growing season.

Give your acid-loving plants the specialized care they deserve with FoxFarm Happy Frog® Acid Loving Plants Fertilizer and watch them thrive and flourish.

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What is Hydroponics?

Hydroponics is the science of growing plants without soil. The plants thrive on the nutrient-water solution alone. The growing medium merely acts as a support for the plants and their root systems while the solution passes freely. The growing medium, if any, is totally inert.

What types of plants grow best hydroponically?

Anything can be grown hydroponically, but some plants prove to be more space efficient. Some plants we suggest are tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot chilies, lettuce, spinach, squash, cucumbers, broccoli, beans, snow peas, herbs and flowers of all types.

Can you REALLY get better yields/quicker growth?

Absolutely. The plants, when receiving everything they need, tend to be healthier, faster growing and generally more productive. You can expect 30% faster growth with many crops.

What are the watering cycle timelines hydroponic systems?

Once the reservoir is filled with nutrients, it is time to put your hydro system to work! The ease of hydroponics is automation – automation is achieved by putting the pump on a timer according to your watering needs. The watering cycle depends on growth stage, growing medium and hydroponic system. In an ebb and flow or drip system with rockwool as the medium, seedlings, clones and plants in the early vegetative stage require watering only once a day for 15-30 minutes (twice a day for higher temps). Mature, flowering and fruiting plants require a heavier feed and can be fed once a day for 30 minutes (twice a day for higher temps). Typically soiless mixes and coco fiber can be watered for about 15 minutes twice a day, and can be adjusted for heavier feeding during the flowering and fruiting stage or higher temps. ViaStone, Hydroton, Grow Rocks, and Silicate mediums need to be watered more frequently – a constant drip for drip systems, and about 15-30 minutes every 3 hours for ebb and flow systems and can be adjusted for heavier feeding during the flowering and fruiting stage or higher temps. Aeroponic systems require frequent watering cycles; 30-60 seconds every few minutes or a constant spray.

What do I need to test pH? How do I test pH?

pH has a range from 0 (acidic) – 14 (alkaline), with 7 being neutral. A proper hydroponic pH range is between 5.5 to 6.2 for most hydroponic crops. For specific crop pH, check out our Plant Guide. pH must remain within the proper range for good plant health, disease resistance, and proper nutrient uptake. pH is maintained by adding pH Up and pH Down to the nutrient solution. For more information, see the Testssection of our site.

How will the flavor compare to my outdoor grown, organic produce?

The taste may be even better! This is simply due to the fact that the hydroponically grown plants are getting everything they need, when they need it. Don’t be fooled by “hot house” produce grown commercially. The grower’s primary concern is shipability and storage, not flavor. When you grow your own vegetables at home, you can expect nothing less than excellent results. Plus, hydroponically grown produce has the added benefit of a longer shelf life.