House and Garden’s Nitrogen 27 is carefully formulated to provide plants with optimal levels of nitrogen during their vegetative cycle. Nitrogen plays a key role in many processes and is used by the plant to form proteins, hormones, vitamins, enzymes, and chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the green plant pigment that captures light energy for use in photosynthesis. Increasing the availability of nitrogen can produce bigger yields and a crop that is more resistant to pests, diseases, and adverse conditions. Nitrogen 27 is especially useful during long vegetative cycles. When vegetative cycles extend beyond six weeks plants require large amounts of nitrogen to continue developing properly. They can become nitrogen deficient unless extra nitrogen is added.
Symptoms of a nitrogen deficiency include a dramatic reduction in size and quality of the overall yield. Older leaves become pale green or yellow, beginning in the tips of the lower leaves and eventually spreading throughout the plant. Plants become spindly and overall growth slows. In extreme deficiencies, the affected leaves will become brownish, wither, die and hang down around the lower stem.
Nitrogen 27 promotes vigorous plant growth, increasing seed and fruit production and improving the size and quality of the overall harvest. Your garden will immediately look greener and healthier with the additional levels of nitrogen available to the plant.
Nitrogen 27 can be applied from the first week of vegetative growth until the third week of the flowering cycle.
The following mix rates are the maximum recommended strength:
Nitrogen 27 is extremely concentrated and overuse can burn plants and damage leaves. Immediately flush plants with clean water at the first sign of nutrient burn.