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CANNA Substra Vega

The growing phase of the plant is most important. In this period the plant lays the basis for the flowering phase and a high yield. The nutrients in CANNA Substra Vega contain all the essential elements for optimal growing during this phase.

Advantages of CANNA Substra Vega

  • Directly absorbable nitrogen compounds and trace elements
  • Suitable for all inert substrates
  • Dissolves directly
  • Vital side shoots and luxuriant root development

Hard water or Soft water?

'Hard' and 'soft' are terms used to describe the quality of many water sources. Hard water has a high mineral content, usually originating from magnesium, calcium carbonate, bicarbonate or calcium sulphate, which can cause hard, white lime scale to form on surfaces and growing equipment. Hard water may also have a high alkalinity and a high pH, meaning that considerably more acid is required to lower the pH in the hydroponic system to ideal levels.

While hard water sources do contain useful minerals (Ca and Mg), these can upset the balance of the nutrient solution and make other ions less available for plant uptake. Smaller growers can counteract this by making use of one of the many 'hard water' nutrient products on the market. Soft water, by comparison, is a low mineral water source. Often rainwater is 'soft'. Also, soft water is typically sourced from surface water − rivers, streams, and lakes − and has not been exposed for long periods to mineral bearing rock formations. It can also come from treated water (Reverse Osmosis), where most ions have been removed or replaced with single valance atoms such as sodium by water softening equipment.

Substra Hard Water or Soft Water?

The fertilizers in the CANNA SUBSTRA range are available in two versions, for hard water and for soft water. If the hardness of your water is 60-80 mg/L available Calcium or more, use the hard water variant. If the hardness of your water is less than this, then the soft water variant is recommended.

  • Directions

    User Instructions

    • Shake bottle well before use
    • Fill nutrient reservoir with water
    • Add CANNA Substra Vega to the nutrient reservoir with the dilution ratio 1 : 250 (400 ml A and 400 ml B per 100 L of water). Add Substra Vega A to the nutrient reservoir. Stir well, then add Substra Vega B. Again, stir well and let mixture stand for some hours.
    • The EC of Substra Vega dissolved in (tap) water varies between 1.5 - 2.4 mS/cm2 (= the solution EC + the water EC)
    • Recommended pH: 5.2 - 6.2
    • When growing intensively drip feed the plants 1 - 3 times a day with this nutrient and make sure the drain will be between 10% and 20% and/or flush with water every 1 - 2 weeks.

    Storage, health & safety and other directions

    • CANNA developed Substra Vega specially for the vegetative phase of the plant
    • Do not mix A & B concentrate directly; Insoluble combinations will occur which the plant cannot absorb
    • Store closed in a dark and frost-proof place (UV light breaks down iron chelates in the nutrient)
    • Keep out of reach of children

    Warranty / Guarantee

    CANNA only works with high graded nutrients and chelates, which are immediately and completely available for the plant. The bottle is made of polyethylene (PVC and cadmium free), an easily biodegradable and recyclable plastic.

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