Nutrient Formulation Charts

Genesis Formula Recipes Flowering Plants Root Type Vegetables i.e. Carrots Leafy Vegetables & Herbs Non - Ammoniacal Tomatoes #1 Rockwool Blend Ammoniacal Tomatoes #2 and Peppers Orchids Ammoniacal Fast Grow Cucumbers and Squash All Purpose House Plants Soil
GRO BLO A B A B A B C A B C GRO BLO A B A B A B
Milliliters
MICRO-BASE 10 10 5 10 10 10 5 10 10 5 10 10 5 5 10 10 7.5 10 2.5 5
GROW #1 10 - - - 5 10 5 10 5 - - - 5 5 - - 7.5 10 2.5 5
GROW #2 - - - - - - - - - 5 10 5 - - 5 10 - - - -
BLOOM #3 - 10 5 10 - - 5 - 5 5 - 5 - 5 - - - - 2.5 5
Teaspoons (5 ml)
MICRO-BASE 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1.5 2 .5 1
GROW #1 2 - - - 1 2 1 2 1 - - - 1 1 - - 1.5 2 .5 1
GROW #2 - - - - - - - - - 1 2 1 - - 1 2 - - - -
BLOOM #3 - 2 1 2 - - 1 - 1 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - .5 1
PPM 5 MOST ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS
NITROGEN 147 106 53 106 94 147 107 147 127 121 177 142 74 107 108 177 110 147 53 107
PHOSPHOROUS 46 113 57 113 46 46 57 46 80 57 46 80 23 57 46 46 35 46 28 57
POTASSIUM 253 283 142 283 209 253 186 253 268 173 227 255 127 186 196 227 190 253 93 186
CALCIUM 100 63 32 63 50 100 82 100 82 70 77 70 50 82 39 77 75 100 41 82
MAGNESIUM 35 35 18 35 35 35 18 35 35 18 35 35 18 18 35 35 26 35 9 18
 
TOT. ESS. PPM 581 600 300 600 434 581 448 581 591 438 562 581 291 447 423 562 436 581 224 448
OTHER 1025 1000 500 1000 766 1019 752 1019 1009 764 1038 1019 509 753 777 1038 764 1019 376 752
 
TOTAL PPM 1600 1600 800 1600 1200 1600 1200 1600 1600 1200 1600 1600 800 1200 1200 1600 1200 1600 600 1200

This chart above demonstrates a basic guideline for fertilizer application for some popular plant types.  Column "A" represents a formula for seedlings from 2 to 4 weeks of age.  Column "B" is for crops 4 weeks to maturity and column "C" is used for plants bearing fruit from bud set to harvest. Upper chart shows milliliters (or cc's) suggested per gallon of water, lower portion utilizes teaspoons (tsp.) for the same recipe. The shaded columns above show the Parts Per Million (PPM) and their totals of the 5 most essential elements for each of the recipes listed above in the un-shaded areas.  Total ppm for all ingredients in each of the recipes are stated in the bottom row.  Example: The Total added PPM of part "A" for leafy Vegetables is 1200.

Basic Chart for NPK

NPK MICRO-BASE GROW #1 GROW #2 BLOOM #3 APPROX. PPM
2-2-6 1.0 tsp 1.0 tsp - - 800
3-2-5 1.0 tsp - 1.0 tsp - 800
2-5-6 1.0 tsp - - 1.0 tsp 800
3-3-5 1.0 tsp - 1.0 tsp 1.0 tsp 1200
4-1-5 1.0 tsp 1.0 tsp 1.0 tsp - 1200
2-3-6 1.0 tsp 0.5 tsp - 0.5 tsp 800
4-1-4 0.5 tsp - 1.5 tsp - 800
3-1-5 1.0 tsp 2.0 tsp - - 1200

These calculations above represent approximate Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium (NPK) values only and are intended to provide a guideline to modify or construct a nutrient for varying needs.  The numbers in the columns represent TEASPOONS per GALLON.  The formulas may be multiplied to achieve your desired concentration.  EXAMPLE: The first line in the chart recommends 1 TSP MICRO BASE and 1 TSP. GROW #1 in ONE GALLON of WATER to achieve a 2-2-6 NPK ratio formulation yielding approximately 800 parts per million of total dissolved solids.  To make the 2-2-6 formula solution twice as strong, use 2 TSP. per gallon, Micro Base and 2 TSP. per gallon Grow #1.  This will increase the total dissolved solids to approximately 1600 PPM.  See The Genesis Formula label for specific instructions on how to mix the nutrients.

 

ADVANCED FORMULATION CHART

Use this chart to determine formula variations based on actual elemental constituents

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ELEMENT PPM
MB
ml
MB
added
Micro
Base
total
  PPM
GW-1
ml
GW-1
added
Grow
#1
total
  PPM
GW-2
ml
GW-2
added
Grow
#2
total
  PPM ml
BM-3
added
Bloom
#3
total
Combined 
ppm
TOTAL
NO3 4.0

  10.7     13.7     6.2      
NH4 0   0   2.7   0    
P 4.6   0   0   6.3    
K 16.5   8.8   6.2   13.8    
Ca 0   10   7.7   4.5    
S 4.5   - - - - - -  
Mg 3.4   - - - - - -  
Fe 0.2   - - - - - -  
Mn .05   - - - - - -  
Cu .03   - - - - - -  
Zn .05   - - - - - -  
B .03   - - - - - -  
Mo .003   - - - - - -  
Co .004   - - - - - -  
Cl .12   - - - - - -  
Na .42   - - - - - -  
Si .03   - - - - - -  

 

This chart is used to calculate the elemental values of combined Genesis components.  The first vertical blue column Element  lists the typical constituents of the formula. The next three columns represent the values for the MicroBase part of the formula. The yellow PPM columns represent the value of one milliliter of Genesis liquid concentrate in one gallon of water. The violet ml columns shows the milliliters of concentrate added. And the green Total columns are the total for each element after multiplied by the milliliters added of that Genesis component.  The second, third and fourth sets of three columns show these values for the other Genesis components added as represented by Grow #1, Grow #2, or Bloom #3.  The final red Total column shows the sum of the component values in ppm when accumulated horizontally for each element. This column will be your actual PPM values of your finished formula. By changing the proportions of the Genesis components you can achieve a wide variety of formula variations to suit any plant in any stage of growth. See the example form filled out below.

Example Form

ELEMENT PPM
MB
ml
MB
added
Micro
Base
total
  PPM
GW-1
ml
GW-1
added
Grow
#1
total
  PPM
GW-2
ml
GW-2
added
Grow
#2
total
  PPM ml
BM-3
added
Bloom
#3
total
Combined 
ppm
TOTAL
NO3 4.0
10
40 10.7 5 53 13.7 5 68 6.2 5 31 192
NH4 0 0 0 0 2.7 13 0 0 13
P 4.6 46 0 0 0 0 6.3 31 77
K 16.5 165 8.8 44 6.2 31 13.8 69 309
Ca 0 0 10 50 7.7 38 4.5 22 110
S 4.5 45 - - - - - - 45
Mg 3.4 34 - - - - - - 34
Fe 0.2 2 - - - - - - 2
Mn .05 0.5 - - - - - - 0.5
Cu .03 0.3 - - - - - - 0.3
Zn .05 0.5 - - - - - - 0.5
B .03 0.3 - - - - - - 0.3
Mo .003 0.03 - - - - - - 0.03
Co .004 0.04 - - - - - - 0.04
Cl .12 1.2 - - - - - - 1.2
Na .42 4.2 - - - - - - 4.2
Si .03 0.3 - - - - - - 0.3

Example:

If one ml of MicroBase (MB) is added to one gallon of water 4 ppm of nitrate nitrogen (NO3) has been added as has the relative amounts of all the other elements in the MicroBase. If 10 ml (two tsp) of MB is added to one gallon of water then logically 40 ppm of NO3 has been added. Then if 5 ml (one tsp) of Grow #1 (GW-1) is added to the same water, an additional 10.7 ppm per ml of NO3 is added or 5 X 10.7 = 53 ppm total has been additionally added to bring the total NO3 so far to 93 ppm. Now if 5 ml of GW-2 is added, 5 X 13.7 equals 68 ppm more of NO3. Now we have a total of 93 + 68 giving us 161 ppm NO3. Then again by adding 5 ml of BM-3 we introduce another 31 ppm we have added in total 192 ppm of NO3. This is how we determine the combined values of NO3 added with each addition of the different Genesis components to the same gallon (3785 ml) of water. Use the same principle for each of the elements in each of the Genesis components, MB, GW-1, GW-2, or BM-3. The final red Total column is the total values of each element totaled horizontally in each row.

NOTE: Not all Genesis components are necessary to build a complete formula. Usually the MicroBase and one or two of the secondary components is adequate. The chart above would be an example of the following formula mix. 

10ml Micro Base (MB)
5ml   Grow #1
5ml   Grow #2
5ml   Grow #3
added to each gallon of water

This formula is only an example and not necessarily a recommended formula. 

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