Question: What, exactly, is a water-soluble fertilizer, and why is it important?

Answer: Anna Smith writing for the Wisegeek site offers a good explanation: “A water-soluble fertilizer is a compound that dissolves easily in water and provides nutrients for plants. This type of fertilizer may then be absorbed quickly and completely by the plant root system. It is typically used entirely by the plant and washes out of the soil without leaving behind an excess of unused nutrients or toxins. [see].” Because water-soluble fertilizers dissolve completely, they can be applied using a watering bucket or other more complex delivery methods, like sprayers or irrigation systems.

Question: I see three numbers on my bag of fertilizer. What do those numbers mean?

Answer: The numbers are macronutrients which are commonly nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. The numbers indicate the relative proportions of those nutrients in the fertilizers. For example, the Veg Vigor Standard (20-20-20) product that we sell, has equivalent amounts of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. There are other nutrients in fertilizers but these three are most often displayed.

Question: What is soil, and why is it important?

Answer: Soil is the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles. Healthy soil is very important for human health because what is in the soil affects the health and quality of the food that is derived from it. Soil is the main source of trace elements (e.g. iodine and cadmium), which are taken up by crops and plants, before being consumed.  A soil expert who gave an informative Ted Talk made the following statement: “If you pick up a handful of soil, you will be holding more microorganisms in your hand than the entire number of people who have ever lived on earth.”

Question: Is it necessary for all plants to grow in soil?

Answer: No, plants absorb nutrients from soil, but can also obtain nutrients in other growing mediums. Hydroponics is a growing method by which nutrients can be added to a liquid (usually water).

Question: Why should I buy large quantities of fertilizer in a single purchase?

Answer: If I need a substantial amount of fertilizer in a single growing season, should I consider buying large quantities? Yes, you should definitely consider buying in bulk. The fertilizer will not deteriorate in quality over a single season, and we can quote very substantial discounts on quantities that exceed 80 bags in a single purchase. It’s important to call or e-mail us (e-mail is preferable), because the discounts change from time to time and vary by product.

Question: Why should I buy Armor Kote Potas?

Answer: Armor Kote Potas contains noticeably improves the turgidity of leaves and stems and strengthens the cuticle membrane for firmer buds. The plant benefits from erect leaves because it is the optimum position for capturing the maximum amount of light for improved photosynthesis. This product is highly recommended for hydroponic or soilless growing systems.

Question: What products do you sell that are designed to improve results in hydroponic systems?

Answer: Mendocino Bloom, Mendocino Hydro, Mendocino Hawaiian Bud, Armor Kote Potas, and Bloom are all optimized for hydroponic or other soilless growing systems.


Question: If I need a product right away, can you deliver it to me?


Answer: We try to accommodate customer requests. If you need rush delivery, and we have the product in stock, we can deliver it, assuming you live within 70 miles of our primary HQ in Menifee, CA. This includes the cities of Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Glendale. We will charge you a fee (see table below) for purchases below $300.00. Purchases that exceed $300.00 will be delivered free of charge.


Question: What products are designed for optimizing the growth of Cannabis Sativa or Indica?

Answer: Grow More has developed several products designed to improve flowering and bloom development. The Mendocino line of fertilizers was developed by Grow More to improve flowering and bloom development. Check out our website for Mendocino Hydro, Mendocino Bloom, Mendocino Hawaiian Bud, and Mendocino Myco Grow.