Yes, STARTBOOST can be applied by itself as a foliar spray, although adding FASiLITOR will increase the effectiveness with the addition of the plant available silica particles.
You can use STARTBOOST in a recirculating system but keep in mind the humic acid will form a biofilm which increases the need for cleaning. Most APTUS growers running recirculating hydroponic systems will add STARTBOOST to their reservoir 1 day prior to replacing the feed water which eliminates the build-up of biofilm and additional cleaning. Alternatively, you may consider running our CLEAN Program.
Note: If you’re growing in a Deep Water Culture System DO NOT add STARTBOOST to the system. Products containing organic compounds should not be used in DWC systems. For DWC growers wanting to utilize Startboost, it’s recommended as a foliar spray only.
You can, depending on substrate and cultivation method. If you’re growing in rockwool it’s not recommended. Similarly, if your grow is operating with a fertigation system, it’s not recommended to use STARTBOOST for more than one feed per week.
While most commercial cultivators want to use products with benefits that STARTBOOST and BLOOMBOOST provide, their main concern is keeping their fertigation system clean and free of biofilm. For these customers, we recommend using STARTBOOST or BLOOMBOOST for one feed per week only. This provides the plant with the additional components desired while ensuring the system remains clean and free of contaminants.
You can use these products in fertigation systems so long as it’s only once or twice per week. This practice will prevent the build-up of biofilm.
Absolutely! STARTBOOST is an excellent supplement for all species of plants, especially flowering and fruiting plants.