MVP - Nutrients


Hello, I wanted to get people’s feedback regarding hydroponic nutrients as it relates to the MVP.

Up until now, I have been recommending Jacks 20-20-20 for the MVP. As I’ve learned more about nutrients I realize that’s a poor recommendation for hydroponics. It is difficult to purchase nutrients in small quantities, and I am unable to get the jacks hydroponic for a reasonable price. I have begun exploring other options and would appreciate anyone’s input regarding my decision.


  • Sourced through Lowes/Amazon
  • Less than $15
  • Intended for Hydroponic Leafy Greens

My ideal outcome is to have end ratios as close to Cornell lettuce recipe as possible. @jimbell your help on calculations here would be appreciated.

Here are some of the current options, if you’ve tried any others please let me know.

General Hydroponics MaxiGrow 10-5-14

General Hydroponics FloraGro 2-1-6

MVP - ppm levels and ph of water
$300 Food Computer - MVP
$300 Food Computer - MVP

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I am a new user, but i found this post, so even though is late…
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I used his recipe for a while with amazing results. Pictures will follow.
The masterblend and Epsom salts was all available on Amazon for small change.
He shows many side to side comparisons of Masterblend, versus other Organic Hidroponic Store Lore Brands.
After mastering Kratky I am now moving To Hpa, and ended up here.
I want to thank all the contributors for the amazing knowledge being shared.
I hope I have something of substance to bring to the table


Great link. Thank you for that.