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    • 12
    • Apr

    Silicates in Action. Advanced Nutrients Rhino Skin Review

    From time to time, our professional growers will review our products or give helpful knowledge. Enjoy!


    I'd like to take a second to explain Silicates and what they mean to your plant and how it aids in the growth rate and uptake of a plant system.  In most systems I prefer Rhino Skin from Advanced Nutrients.  My reasoning for this is the Potassium Silicate, and the Dioxide molecules used in this product.  The reason Potassium is important to be attached to silicates is that when used the plant confuses it partially for just its potassium value and allows the product to pass through its root base more frequently than a Dioxide derivative.


    This is important when using this product as silicates will get held up in the cell walls (making them more sturdy and resistant to many stresses such as heat, nutrition and  and the plants that will need added silicates will need the potassium trick to have the amount of uptake it may need but genetically doesn't uptake raw silicates properly.   With all the breeding and crosses that are on the market, vulnerabilities come in the form of recessive traits and cause great genetics to have slight strength issues.

    Silicates in action.
    Think of the opening of the plants cell walls to have parking garage entry and exit points.  When the gates open too much your plants can slump or snap when bent rather than bend as it should. Some phenos wont naturally take up enough silicate. If you are bending and the main stalk snaps instead of folds and bends it is a good indicator that your plants need a silicate specifically potassium silicate.
    When a silicate is delivered to the cell by the potassium being the agent the cell wants it and allows the potassium to enter but then parks the silicate in the cell wall not truly letting it in.  At this point that entry point is blocked off like a trailer that didn't clear the roof (by the silica).  The plant uses this as a strength point for that time and it acts like a pillar of strength in that area which in turn strengthens the cell and its bonding abilities to other cells while consuming the potassium and some but not all of the silica is being used for cell mitosis or growth.
    Now if you ever heard some one say it also helps your roots, they are referring to a silicate dioxide.  The way this interacts with the plant is it stimulates new root growth by being a prosthetic extension of the root it is saturating.  What this means is that it helps wick the nutrients to the root zone by magnetically attracting the positively charged nutrition to its negative dioxide charge.  then boom, the plant gets nutrition from further away than originally it would have been able to.
    Rhino Skin is a perfect blend of both types of silica and for that reason is a buy you will always make and never regret.
    Over usage can lead to nutritional lock out as you are closing down streets with this, but in most cases you need the traffic to be controlled to keep the plant happy and consistent so i use this product from week 2 of vegetative stage until week 6 of bloom of a 8-9 week bloom cycle. it is a favorite tool that in plant science is just now beginning a much fuller and capable understanding of the importance of silicates and their processes in botany.

    Posted on April 12, 2016 in Product Spotlight
    Tags: potassium, rhino skin, advanced nutrients, cannabis, silicates, Grow Supplies, Hydroponics

    • 26
    • Feb

    Botanicare spotlight...coming your way soon!!!


    We know that Botanicare products are very popular with our growers.

    So we're going to dedicate some time and energy into showing you what Botanicare is all about!

    Over the next few weeks we'll be highlighting Botanicare products, posting educational and informative stuff online and offering deep discounts for our customers.

    Keep your eyes and your onions peeled. #Botanicare #GrowGreenDreamTeam

    Posted on February 26, 2016 in Uncategorized

    • 19
    • Feb

    You asked for it and we brought it Mills is in the Hydroponic Mecca!

    Who pays the bills? ‪#‎MillsPaysTheBills‬

    How many of the GrowGreenMI family have used this line of products? We'd love to hear your experiences and tips. Comment below and tell us your story about how Mills Nutrients is paying the bills for you, and get entered into a drawing on Freebie Friday for a chance to win a product bundle.

    ‪#‎GrowGreenDreamTeam‬ is on hand and ready to load massive amounts of ‪#‎MillsNutrients‬ into your vehicle.

    Posted on February 19, 2016 in Company News

    • 6
    • Jun

    Nutrient Rich Staff, GrowGreenMI Helps You Bloom

    My name is "Big Jim" and I'm thrilled to be here at in Whitmore Lake, Michigan to help spread the word online about what we do and how we do it.

    I can tell you from first-hand experience that is not just a fantastic place to buy all of your growing supplies, nutrients, grow lights, soils, and everything else you need to get totally pumped up crops and harvests. is a family. They are a positive, helpful, and genuinely caring group of individuals who honestly do their best job each day to take care of all of their customers and their employees.

    In the coming weeks, I will be blogging about all kinds of things. It's my hope that what you find here will not only be helpful, educational, and perhaps sometimes even humorous, but mostly I want to show you a glimpse of how can help you become part of our family of customers.

    Let's face it, it's expensive to grow, and small things can lead to huge disappointments, but we have everything you need to avoid those hassles. We also have super-knowledgeable staff who know their P's & Q's and are willing to assist you with any questions you might have.

    If you have questions we are always available and if someone can't answer your questions, we WILL find someone who can.

    We are conveniently located on M-36 Just off of US 23 in Whitmore Lake, Michigan. We have our 65,000 square foot warehouse full of grow supplies, lighting, nutrients, and anything else you could possibly need for your grow operation. 9197 E M36 (Just west of US-23) Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

    (810) 299 2900 Direct

    Hours of Operation: M-F 9AM-6PM and Saturdays From 12 noon to 5pm.


    Posted on June 6, 2015 in Company News
    Tags: Gavita, Rx Green Solutions, Heavy 16, Grow Supplies, Hydroponics, Hyrdo, Humboldt, Advanced, Finish, Grow, Bloom, Soils, Nutrients, Grow Lights

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