Plant Guard is a source of liquid potassium silicate that promotes plant health and development during all stages of growth. Potassium silicate is a vital element that plants use at the cellular level to build up natural defenses through cell wall development. Silicate strengthens cell walls for robust stalks and branches that can support heavy fruits produced in the flowering stage. This also means more water and nutrients can be easily transported throughout the plant to promote faster and healthier growth. Rigid cellular development from silicate will increase the plant’s ability to withstand environmental stresses that can come as a result of extreme temperatures. As the plant uses silica to build up cells, it becomes harder for pathogens such as rust and powdery mildew to enter and damage the plant. Unused silica accumulates in the outer layer (epidermis) of cell walls to prevent damage caused by pests. Plant Guard ensures that plants grown hydroponically get the optimal amount of potassium silicate to properly build up natural defenses.
Plant Guard is used during the vegetative and flowering phases of the plant’s life cycle. Discontinue 2 weeks before harvest. Silicate products should always be mixed into the reservoir before adding any other nutrient.
Add 0.5 ml/L (2 ml/gallon) each time you fertilize in conjunction with your regular feeding schedule. Dilute Plant Guard separately before mixing with other nutrients.