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Cannabis User Guide

What is RealGrowers Recharge?

All-natural organic RealGrowers Recharge is an ultra concentrated microbial superpack formulated to charge any growing media with specially selected colonies of beneficial bacteria and fungi with humic, fulvic and amino acids that form a mutually beneficial relationship with the roots of your cannabis plants. Recharge’s targeted approach establishes beneficial colonies of microbes in the billions to saturate any media with an overwhelming force of root protection designed to out-compete potential pathogens for resources. Recharge’s proprietary microbe package is loaded with beneficial endomycorrhizal and trichoderma fungi as well as the most concentrated beneficial bacteria package available. All of the ingredients in Recharge work together in a synergistic fashion. Recharge also contains an immediate food source of kelp and molasses for the microbes. Recharge has humic, fulvic and amino acids added to stimulate bacterial growth while grabbing and storing nutrition in your media. These natural chelators in Recharge store nutrition right around the plant’s root system for quick access to minerals while reducing the amount of energy needed to build plant tissue. Recharge helps cannabis plants reach their full potential under a wide range of growing methods, nutrient programs and pH ranges. With the microbes in Recharge protecting the plant’s roots from pathogens, the increased protection and nutrient uptake is guaranteed to boost your plant’s vigor within 48 hours.

The Benefits of Using Recharge:

How does Recharge work and why should I use it?

Recharge works in many different ways to keep your plants healthy in any growing media. Plants can’t eat food like animals for protein. Plants make their own fuel with help from microbes. These microbes play the most significant role in organic plant nutrition. The food web starts with much larger organisms but they don’t form a direct symbiotic relationship with roots like the bacteria and fungi in Recharge. Plants use sunlight to create sugar for energy. Roots secrete some of these sugars to feed beneficial bacteria and fungi. The bacteria and fungi consume sugars and other organic matter in the media. The microbes process the organic matter full of minerals unavailable to plant roots and release the minerals in a form roots can uptake. The kelp and molasses in Recharge provides an immediate food source for the microbes that’s full of beneficial minerals and plant hormones. 

Bacillus bacteria: Bacillus licheniformis, pumilus, subtilis and megaterium are the bacteria found in Recharge. The Bacillus colonies form a thin bio-film on the roots to decompose dead roots, produce organic acids, proteins and enzymes as well as being mobile mineral storage. The organic acids bacteria create also help regulate pH around the roots. These bacteria are rewarded with sugars from the roots. These sugars mix with minerals, salts and other organic matter for the bacteria to consume and release back as available nutrition in any media.

Endomycorrhizal fungi: Mycorrhizal fungi in Recharge also form a symbiotic relationship directly with roots. There are endomycorrhizal and ectomycorrhizal fungi, endomycorrhizal penetrate the roots of plants with their hyphae while the ectomycorrhizal grow only on the surface of roots. Only endomycorrhizal fungi can form a relationship with cannabis. Glomus species of endomycorrhizal fungi are what’s in Recharge. Glomus aggregatum, Glomus mosseae, Rhizophagus irregularis (formerly Glomus intraradices) and Glomus etunicatum. Fungi provide structure, protection, water and minerals. The vegetative body of fungi is called mycelium. Mycelium forms thin, hair-like filaments called hyphae to help decompose leaves and other organic matter. The hyphae can also penetrate or pass around a root’s outer cell layer to bring in more water and minerals directly into the root. Endomycorrhizal fungi release organic acids that dissolve phosphates and sulfates from organic matter to a form roots can uptake. The roots receive extra surface area and structure, water, minerals, vitamins and amino acids from fungi in exchange for carbon in the form of sugars. 

Trichoderma fungi: Another type of beneficial fungi in Recharge called trichoderma doesn’t form a direct symbiotic relationship with the roots. These fungi are nature’s industrial decomposers. Trichoderma reesei and Trichoderma harzianum in Recharge will also combat pathogenic fungi. Trichoderma breaks down dead roots and other organic matter to sugar for bacteria and endomycorrhizal fungi to consume. Trichoderma reesei are capable of producing cellulase, an enzyme that converts cellulose into glucose sugar. Fungal colonies can be massive but bacteria are tiny. Bacteria are some of nature’s smallest mineral storage totes. They love to eat simple sugars like the glucose from the cellulose fungi are decomposing and at the same time consuming minerals too. They make a great team in Recharge.

Amino acids: Amino acids are the building blocks of life and the nitrogen cycle plays an important role in their creation. Amino acids build plant tissue by creating hormones, enzymes and proteins. Amino acids act as chemical messengers sending signals between cells. The amino acids in Recharge help the plant not have to make its own, using much less energy to grow. Bacteria and fungi along with all the other life in healthy soils create a diverse ecosystem capable of providing plants with all the necessary requirements for vigorous growth.


Humic and Fulvic acids: Humic and Fulvic acids are organic claws that grab and hold minerals in your media creating what’s known as a mineral complex. Both of these two organic acids come from humic substances released from soil as it breaks down. Humic and fulvic acids can break salt bonds like calcium phosphate. Even minerals attached to carbon like the calcium bicarbonate in our water. Humic acids are too large of a molecule to penetrate root cell walls but fulvic acids are small enough molecules to slip right in. This saves the plant energy by not relying on ion exchange. Great for foliar applications too.

When and How to Use Recharge: 

Using Recharge During Germination and Cloning:

The germination rate of seeds and the formation of their tap roots can be aided by the humic acids in Recharge. The best time to start using Recharge is when roots are initially forming. You want to inoculate the roots with bacteria and fungi right away so the beneficial colonies can expand as the roots expand. The amount of Recharge used per gallon and the volume of solution used per plant will increase slightly as roots fill their container. How much volume and how often will depend on your growing media. You can adjust the pH of your solution prior to adding Recharge. Recharge will initially raise the pH of your solution, but you do NOT need to correct it. The microbes in Recharge are able to actively feed plants at a wide range of pH levels. The small volume used is not enough to change the pH of your media. Use Recharge solution within 24 hours. Recharge mixed in 5 gallons (19 litres) of solution will treat 80 plants, 1 gallon (3.79 litres) will treat 16 plants and ½ gallon (1.9 litres) will treat 8 plants at 8 ounces each. For best coverage, apply Recharge solution to your media after it’s been watered and not when it needs to be watered. The microbes will disperse through the media better when it’s already wet.

Seedling and Clone Usage Rate:  Mix Recharge at ½ tsp (2.5 g) per gallon of solution. How much solution to mix will depend on the number of plants to inoculate. Recharge can be used at 1-2 gram per gallon in conjunction with rooting hormones and mineralized cloning solutions when preparing cloning media. Do not create a thick Recharge sludge to soak media or roots as the alkaline nature of the kelp in Recharge could stress the young roots. Do not use Recharge in an aeroponic cloner.

Seedlings and Clones in Soil:  Use 4-6 ounces of Recharge solution around the base of each seedling or clone’s stalk every watering for the first two weeks with little or no runoff. Waterings in soil are less frequent so you can use a little more volume depending on starting container size.

Seedlings and Clones in Coco/Soilless:  Use 2-4 ounces of Recharge solution around the base of each seedling or clone’s stalk every watering for the first two weeks with little or no runoff. Recharge can be applied every 2-3 days. Recharge should not be used with irrigation or in hydroponic reservoirs.

Seedlings and Clones in Inert Media/Water Culture:  Use 2-4 ounces of Recharge solution around the base of each seedling or clone’s stalk every watering for the first two weeks with little or no runoff. Recharge can be applied every 2-3 days. Recharge should not be used with irrigation or in hydroponic reservoirs. Recharge can be used to inculcate roots in clay pellet and water culture systems between reservoir changes.

Transplanting Usage Rate:

Mix Recharge at 2 tsp (10 g) per gallon of solution to minimize transplant shock. Water your plant before or after transplant with good runoff. After transplant and watering to runoff, apply 6-8 ounces of Recharge solution around the base of each plant’s stalk.

Using Recharge During The Vegetative Growth Stage:

Vegetative Stage Usage Rate:  Mix 1 tsp (5 g) of Recharge per gallon of solution.

Vegetative Stage in Soil:  Use 6-12 ounces of Recharge solution around the base of each stalk once or twice a week with little or no runoff. Waterings in soil are less frequent so you can use a little more volume depending on container size.

Vegetative Stage in Coco/Soilless:  Use 6-8 ounces of Recharge solution around the base of each stalk once or twice a week with little or no runoff. Recharge should not be used with irrigation or in hydroponic reservoirs.

Vegetative Stage in Inert Media/Water Culture:  Use 4-8 ounces of Recharge solution around the base of each stalk once or twice a week with little or no runoff. Recharge should not be used with irrigation or in hydroponic reservoirs. Recharge can be used to inculcate roots in clay pellet and water culture systems between reservoir changes.

Using Recharge During The Flowering Stage:

Flowering Stage Usage Rate:  Mix 1 tsp (5 g) of Recharge per gallon of solution. Recharge can be used until peak bloom. Just past half-way through flowering you can stop applying Recharge.

Flowering Stage in Soil:  Use 8-12 ounces of Recharge solution around the base of each stalk once or twice a week during the transition into flowering with little or no runoff. Apply Recharge once a week after initial bud set until peak bloom. Waterings in soil are less frequent so you can use a little more volume depending on container size.

Flowering Stage in Coco/Soilless:  Use 6-8 ounces of Recharge solution around the base of each stalk once or twice a week during the transition into flowering with little or no runoff. Apply Recharge once a week after initial bud set until peak bloom. Recharge should not be used with irrigation or in hydroponic reservoirs.

Flowering Stage in Inert Media/Water Culture:  Use 4-8 ounces of Recharge solution around the base of each stalk once or twice a week during the transition into flowering with little or no runoff. Apply Recharge once a week after initial bud set until peak bloom. Recharge should not be used with irrigation or in hydroponic reservoirs. Recharge can be used to inculcate roots in clay pellet and water culture systems between reservoir changes.

Recharge in a Foliar Spray:

Mix ½ tsp (2.5 g) of Recharge per gallon of solution. Recharge can be applied once or twice a week as a foliar spray through the transition into flowering. Do not spray Recharge on your plants after initial bud set. 

Enhance Your Compost Teas with Recharge:

Recharge can be mixed using ½ tsp (2.5 g) per gallon to your existing Active Aerated Compost Tea recipes. You can also brew Active Aerated Compost Tea with just Recharge and Water. Start with 1 tsp (5 g)  per gallon for a mild tea. Ready to use after 15 mins. Do not brew longer than 24 hrs.

Recharge For Field Crops:

Recharge can be applied as a soil top dress for outdoor cannabis and hemp field crops at a usage rate of 4 lbs per acre. 1 oz (2 tablespoons) covers 650 square feet.

How I Mix and Apply Recharge:

I have a 16 oz bottle with a modified top with a straw attached. I use the bottle so I can easily measure each plant’s dose. I don’t like to just pour the solution through the media. I like it to slowly trickle out the straw.

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