Entrées par Joey van der Loo

Square foot gardening

Winter is the season of hot cocoa by the fireplace and preparing for the new growing season. While it’s still early for gardening in open soil, it’s the perfect time to start building a square-foot-garden. The idea was conceived by Mel Bartholomew, who wrote the best selling gardening book: Square Foot Gardening. These are some of the […]

Silicon & Silicic Acid

What do you think about when you hear “Silicon”? Is it breast implants? Well, that’s far from the only use of the second most abundant element on earth. Silicon is found in things like glass, concrete, porcelain and electronics. It’s used in agricultural fertilizers too. Silicon has only recently been classified as a beneficial plant […]

Superkale of the Sjuut

Jean Thoma grew some Aptus superkale in his urban garden. Chef and owner of organic restaurant Aan Sjuuteeänjd is enthusiastic: “This super-kale is delicious and weighs almost a kilo! The great thing is that with the lab results from Aptus we can see exactly how much more nutritional value there is in the treated crops. We […]

The Power of Regulator

Check out our poster about the strength and impact of Aptus Regulator: the only real and patented monosilicic acid on the market.   This poster will be spread all across the globe in 6 different languages in our quest to raise awareness about sustainable agriculture  and the importance of strong plants and healthy food. Read our […]

Aptus All-in-One Liquid

All-in-One Liquid is a 100% mineral based fertilizer suited for all mediums and systems. It can be used from the vegetative phase all the way through to flowering/maturation phase. The unique manufacturing process makes All-in-One Liquid less sensitive to pH-variations and therefore applicable in a wide pH-range. It contains essential elements: nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and […]

Deficiency Poster

This poster gives you valuable information about possible plant deficiencies and how to solve them. It is very important to understand how certain nutrients react with each other. They can react in a synergetic way or in an antagonistic way. If you don’t understand these interactions, you may over-supplement with a specific nutrient in attempt […]

Mixing Nutrients

This video shows you exactly how to properly mix Aptus nutrients to let your plants reach their full potential and ultimately maximize your yield. The most important lesson in this video: Always add Regulator first! You can find detailed mixing instructions in various videos on our YouTube channel, which you can find here: Aptus YouTube.   […]

No Life Without Enzymes

Every living creature needs enzymes. Enzymes are indispensable for many important bio-chemical processes in our body. Plants also rely on enzymes to function as a catalyst for bio-chemical reactions that are involved in mineralisation, plant defence and interaction with the growing medium. Without the many types of natural enzymes, plant life as we know would […]

The Power of pH

Every grower knows pH is an important measurement for any fertilizer input. And most growers have instruments to measure their feed solution. Most also know that the pH of the medium is a big factor in the availability and absorption of nutrients. What fewer growers understand is the importance of the pH of the plant […]