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Old 03-19-2015, 06:01 AM #1
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Problems with Botanicare Pure Blend Pro, PBP

I was curious if anyone using Botanicare PBP series of nutrients has encountered any problems. Like possible nut deficiencies. I'm thinking a lack of sulfur is causing some minor health issues in my veg room.

I saw a thread on here from 4 years ago on the topic, but haven't seen anything recent.

Someone suggested 'Sweet' had sulphur listed in it, and that it was a ploy by Botanicare to get us to buy sweet, since it wasn't listed on their other products.
I tried some Sweet from an old bottle I had in the garage, and it did seem to fix the issue.

Has anyone else experienced any issues with this?

Using:
Pure Blend Pro Grow
Liquid Karma
Hydroplex
Calmag
Hydroguard
And now Sweet
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Sweet contains Epsom Salt, Magnesium sulfate. Good luck. -granger
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I have used it on and off for a long time ..no issues its actually one of my fav ferts...yeehaw..I do add a bit of Epsom salts ..I skip all the rest of the products they try to sucker you into using ..I use earth juice extras
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:56 AM #4
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I've been using them for years and have cut down to the basics.

PBP Grow, PBP Bloom for soil and Cal-mag. I would alternate ferts and water depending on how things are going. The 1-4-5 PBP Bloom for soil is great.

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I'm seeing sulfer in the hydroplex. So, my other guess was magnesium deficiency. Since using Sweet helped, and as granger pointed out, Sweet has magnesium, I'm thinking that was the problem.

I have only used PBP line of nuts. Calmag is a must (using coir), and the plants love the humic in hydroplex. Liquid karma gives a good boost to plants as well.
I have never used the hydroguard before, we'll see if there seems to be a benefit.
Guess I should get some Epsom salts, since I've never used them before. How much per gallon should I use?
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I love pbp. Been using it for years. I get really nicely green plants, fast growth in veg and great yields. For veg i use pro grow, karma, and prue blend tea every feeding and i alternate cal-mag/silica blast. I use vitamino every other feeding and i also use orca. In flower i switch the pro grow for bloom soil, add hydroplex and earth juice molasses, and drop the orca. I feed once every 7-8 days. Haven't had any deficiency problems. I have never use hydrogaurd before either, i might try it in a quarter of one of my rooms and see if it adds a noticeable difference
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[quote=smokeee;6857121]I was curious if anyone using Botanicare PBP series of nutrients has encountered any problems. Like possible nut deficiencies. I'm thinking a lack of sulfur is causing some minor health issues in my veg room.

I saw a thread on here from 4 years ago on the topic, but haven't seen anything recent.

Someone suggested 'Sweet' had sulphur listed in it, and that it was a ploy by Botanicare to get us to buy sweet, since it wasn't listed on their other products.
I tried some Sweet from an old bottle I had in the garage, and it did seem to fix the issue.

Has anyone else experienced any issues with this?

Using:
Pure Blend Pro Grow
Liquid Karma
Hydroplex
Calmag
Hydroguard
And now Sweet[/QUOTE

The way to go if ur growing indoors basic 90 day grow you would use the calmagplus for all of the veg and the first half of flower or 60 days roughly then switch to sweet flora necter or magnum their all magsulfor for ripening, it makes a big difference when you use them the way they were intended. Botanicare has a place that suggests the calmagplus and the sweet with the PBP system
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Well I have used Botanicare for a long long time. I am not impressed as of late. The color and smell has changed and I am not seeing the results I have been come accustomed to.
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Well I have used Botanicare for a long long time. I am not impressed as of late. The color and smell has changed and I am not seeing the results I have been come accustomed to.
I haven't bought any for a while. Still have some left, but I've been reading on here occasionally of ppl complaining about the same thing. I hope it's not true. They did recently get bought by Monosato...or whatever their name is. God I hope they don't mess with the formula.
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I agree with Lester on this. I've also used PBP for years and have noticed differences recently. The PBP and Liquid Karma are not as thick as they used to be. Their unique smells are lacking too. The leaf tips of plants are getting burned faster even when using smaller amounts than dosage listed on the container.

I'm not sure if this is cost cutting or related to the recent buyout. Still makes you wonder though.

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