Tuesday, September 12, 2017

RAW Amino Acids & Enzymes for Healthier Plants

I noticed that NPK Industries had come out with two newer products that I had not heard about before and was interested because recently I was reading up on enzymes that help with chlorophyll production in plants so it intrigued me.   I found on there website it didn't have much information about what you specifically use these products for, so I contacted them, asked for some samples and applied both to the pumpkin patch this morning.

This is what I was able to find out:

"Enzymes are specialized catalysts that are responsible for numerous chemical reactions happening in and around a plant at all times. Catalysts are substances that accelerate the rate at which a chemical reaction occurs.

Enzymes, like other catalysts, are able to increase the rate of chemical reactions by lowering the energy required for the reaction. What makes enzymes different from other catalysts is their selective nature – enzymes only react with one particular substrate.

Some of the specialized reactions created by enzymes are of great interest to the indoor horticulturist. Root stimulation and breaking down organic matter (dead root matter) are probably the two most common reasons indoor horticulturists use enzymes in a hydroponic system."

Information about Amino Acids for growing:

Amino acids are essentially the building blocks of plant life. They are required for virtually every plant function to occur and are directly linked to a plant’s metabolism. Many amino acids are produced by the plants themselves and contribute to the synthesis of cellular molecules, including chlorophyll.

Plants grown in less than desirable conditions experience stresses that cause amino acid production to be hindered, which, in turn, causes stunted growth or reduced yields. By supplementing amino acids, a grower can help to negate the effects of many of the everyday stresses that may occur in an indoor garden, before they affect the plant."

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