Looking For a Layman's Nutrient Recipe
This is my first post. Please be kind.
I have been curious about hydroponics since I first heard about it as a kid back in the late '70s. Over the last few days, I have been seriously considering giving it a try. All the different methods I have read about seem easy enough. I am more than confident that I can make a simple window box sized experiment without much effort. The only problem I have is with finding a nutrient solution recipe I can use.
Apparently, some time in the distant past, a god like entity known as Hoagland created a nutrient recipe of sorts. That's all fine and good, but the "recipe" consists of a list of pure chemicals with the amounts listed in parts per million.
Unfortunately, most stores do not sell packages of pure chemicals, and, sadly, the local Joe's Discount Bulk Chemicals store here in town recently closed. As a result, Hoagland's recipe is pretty much useless to me.
What I need, therefore, is a simple recipe using components I can get off the shelf at any local store (Wallmart, Home Depot, Canadian Tire, etc.,) that is in a format I can use, like the psuedo recipe below.
i.e. (Not a real recipe)
2 tbsp Brand X 15-30-10 grannular fertilizer
2 tsp bloodmeal
1 tsp borax
Salt and Pepper to taste
Does anyone know of such a recipe?