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What hydroponic nutrient solution is best for growing basil?

I'd prefer to know what characteristics to look for rather than a particular brand or product.

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This PDF gives a good breakdown

ppm Mineral levels for specific CF ranges for Basil

            CF10        CF12        CF18
NITROGEN    33-100      40-120      60-180
PHOSPHOROUS 8-25        10-30       15-45
POTASSIUM   50-150      60-180      90-270
SULPHUR     13-40       16-48       24-72
CALCIUM     33-118      40-142      60-210
MAGNESIUM   8-25        10-30       15-45
SODIUM      3-35        3-35        3-35
CHLORIDE    3-35        3-35        3-35
IRON        0.7-3.6     0.8-3.6     1.2-5.0
MANGANESE   0.13-1.6    0.16-1.9    0.24-3.0
BORON       0.07-0.5    0.08-0.6    0.12-0.9
ZINC        0.03-1.0    0.04-1.0    0.06-1.0
COPPER      0.03-0.33   0.04-0.36   0.06-0.5
pH RANGE    6.0-6.5     6.0-6.5     6.0-6.5

Based on that you are looking for high Nitrogen, Potassium and Calcium.

  • What does CF stand for? – Brian Low Oct 30 '13 at 5:26
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    CF is the Conductivity Factor, The electrical conductivity of the nutrient solution which goes up and down with the concentration of the solution. – dogmatic69 Oct 30 '13 at 12:12
  • "Page not found" – Marian Paździoch Jan 12 '16 at 22:12
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    Good thing I posted all the important bits here then... – dogmatic69 Dec 13 '16 at 13:04

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