posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:33 PM
Originally posted by LoveisanArt
I wish there was a way to speed up the growth process of this tree!
Plant Growth Regulator Hormones.
Think of them as the gas pedal where fertilizer and water are merely the fuel, as that's the truth.
The 3 main growth accelerator classes are:
-Gibberellins (Gibberellic Acid) which cause cell stretching.
-Cytokinins (Benzylaminopurine) which causes cell division, branching and flowering.
-Auxins (Indole acids) which causes cell division and root promotion.
Its best to combine them when spraying onto plants for balanced growth. Over dosing a plant with just GBA can cause it to stretch so tall so fast it
will fall over under its own weight.
For an example of how profound of effects you can get from PGR's soaking coffee seeds overnight in Gibberellic Acid will cause the level of
percievable germination that normally takes literally 90 days.
All plant growth processes are hormone driven. "Dormancy" is merely an 'imbalance' of the 'right' or 'wrong' hormones. Many fruits have growth
inhibitor hormones that will prevent the seed from germinating until the fruit fully decays, or you clean the old dried fruit matter from your seeds.
A plant can go dormant or lack vigor when all seems well, and by overfertilizing to attempt break the hormonal stunting you can inadvertently burn and
kill a plant.
When you pinch the top shoot of a plant to make it bushier what happens is the plant goes into cytokinin overdrive. Only problem is plants tend to be
stunted in growth for about 1-2 weeks. Spraying a plant with cytokinins causes the same branching without the setback or lose of the top shoot.
Virtually every piece of produce you'll ever eat and every houseplant or yard plant you've purchased from commercial suppliers have been treated with
PGR's, otherwise plants and fruits would probably cost twice as much, or at least plants would be half the size for the money. Another angle is if you
enjoy seedless grapes and many other fruits, you can thank human understanding of PGR's for that.
edit on 22-5-2012 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss because: (no reason given)