Buy Athena Nutrients
Athena, a Los Angeles based company is quickly becoming a favourite among professionals and serious hobby growers alike.
The Athena Nutrients Blended Line is an easy to use 2-part liquid nutrient system that is sediment free and suitable for use for with any irrigation system and in pure hydroponic applications.
The Pro Line is ideal for use for larger growers with drip drain to waste systems and offers a significant cost savings.
Both lines can be used with any grow medium.
For more information on mixing download the ATHENA FEED CHART
Astral Grow stocks the full range of Athena products available in Canada.
Athena Best Practices
These are recommendations directly from Athena on best practices when using the Athena line.
- Shake well before use – All products are run through a 1 micron filter so they won’t clog drippers but shaking is necessary.
- Always use parts A & B in equal parts to maintain a proper mineral balance.
- DO NOT combine products in undiluted form - This renders the formulas useless.
- Store at temperatures between 45° F and 85° F. to maintain shelf life.
The provided Feeding Schedule is ideal for use in rockwool / Grodan. Most strains do well with lower EC but you can increase A/B dosage slightly (always in equal amounts) for heavy feeders.
Inert coco can lock up initial minerals, potentially leading to deficiencies in the early stages of growth. To prevent this pre-charge the media before transplant with a higher dosage—week four Grow or Bloom from the feeding chart is usually a good target.
In a recirculating system, some minerals are absorbed faster than others. This leaves the nutrient solution imbalanced over time. Weekly reservoir changes to reestablish mineral balance is recommended. When topping off water levels add back all fertilizers based on the amount of water added.
If the soil already contains fertilizers or amendments, start off by using a lower concentration (EC) of Athena Nutrients. Monitor the runoff until you see low EC levels. If your media has a lot of perlite (+30%) a higher EC can be used.