We designed the BackCountry Blend (BCB) feeding program as an economic choice for gardeners who want to spend less, save time and expend less labour in the process of getting the same reliable results. The outdoor season can be long, and over the course of months, gardeners using traditional liquid fertilizers can anticipate spending thousands of dollars on a complete feeding program. With BackCountry Blend, however, gardeners can expect to spend far less over the course of a season, while also saving time and labour in applying BCB, as no mixing, measuring or buffering is ever required. This year, we’ve detailed these benefits of BackCountry Blend in several blogs. Read the following passages for a summary of the money, time and labour savings of BackCountry Blend.
What is BackCountry Blend?
BackCountry Blend (BCB) is a granular, slow-release nutrient system that provides your plants with stable nutrition throughout periods of vegetative, flowering and ripening growth. The complete feed program comes in three parts: Grow, Bloom and Boost. While each product has the same application in the garden, each part has its own function based on the specific stage of plant growth. Furthermore, the Grow, Bloom and Boost formulations of BackCountry Blend come incorporated with TrueCoat technology: a proprietary blend of micronutrients that are amended into each pellet of BackCountry Blend. This ensures that plants remain healthy and unblemished by nutrient deficiencies throughout all stages of growth.
To learn more about the individual parts, use and application of BackCountry Blend, read our blog titled: Elevate Your Outdoor Garden With BackCountry Blend.
How BackCountry Blend Saves Time, Money and Labour
With only three parts in the feeding program, BackCountry Blend was designed to give outdoor gardeners an economic and easy-to-use fertilizer that consistently saves time and labour. It’s true: few granular or powdered nutrient systems stand up against the quality yield produced by that of liquid feed programs. However, most of these tests are conducted in a controlled, and highly sophisticated indoor environment. During the outdoor season, control, duration and luck arguably affect the expectations and outcome of a yield. And so, for every outdoor gardener who wants to save time, money and labour, there is but one clear choice – BackCountry Blend.
Unlike liquid fertilizers that require bi-weekly feedings, mixing and constant buffering, BackCountry Blend saves growers time by being the simplest and most aggressive slow-release formula on the market. For reliable results, apply BackCountry Blend at a rate of 0.5-1 teaspoon per foot of plant height, and allow at least 3-5 weeks to pass before enriching the medium again. There is absolutely no guesswork or learning curve with BackCountry Blend: just broadcast the fertilizer over your medium and watch your crop thrive!
Among other nutrient systems specifically tailored for the outdoor garden, BackCountry Blend is the only feed program that promises economic nutrition without compromising results. In one of our early blogs, we described a cost-benefit analysis of using either liquid or slow-release fertilizer during the outdoor season. Throughout the article, it was shown that growers who used BackCountry Blend, as opposed to more complicated liquid fertilizers, saved approximately $959.95 over a 14 week period. Furthermore, it was found that growers who chose the slow-release fertilizer over liquid were able to supplement three full seasons of outdoor growing with an initial investment of $137.97. While the analysis mainly focuses on the upfront costs of fertilizer during the outdoor season, it also refers to some of the unparalleled benefits of slow-release fertilizer like savings on time and labour.
To find out more about saving money in the outdoor garden, read the blog: Save Money this Outdoor Season with Backcountry Blend
Save on Labour
With a slow-release fertilizer like BackCountry Blend, you can expect a massive decrease in labour. In a typical indoor operation, gardeners apply liquid fertilizers in a number of different ways; most popularly, experts recommend adding plant food to a garden’s irrigation schedule every other day. So, over a 14-week outdoor season, it would not be unexpected for growers who use liquid plant food to mix, measure and balance nutrient solution over thirty-two times. Needless to say, the accumulated labour it takes to manage liquid fertilizer over such a long period of time can add up quickly. With BackCountry Blend, however, growers will amend their medium an average of six times over the growing season. Furthermore, this process of granular application requires no water reservoir, measuring, balancing or mixing.
If you manage a garden at scale, training staff to use BCB will be a breeze. To read more about the labour-saving potential of BackCountry Blend, click on the blog: The Benefits of Slow-Release Fertilizer.
Bigfoot and BackCountry Blend
We’ve detailed the practices of using BackCountry Blend during the outdoor season in the adventures of Bigfoot. In these blogs, Bigfoot is spotted, followed and documented using GreenPlanet’s slow-release fertilizer in his secret garden. Throughout this story, Bigfoot habitually relies on BCB as his crop’s main source of fertilizer. But even more interesting, in all the texts related to Bigfoot using BackCountry Blend in his secret garden, there is constant reference to the fertilizer’s ability to save the gardener time, money and labour. For example, in the last article in the campaign, Bigfoot was able to save enough money during the outdoor season to retire. Along with consistently saving time and labour, the low-cost and high efficiency of BackCountry Blend allowed Bigfoot to increase his profit margin, therefore allowing him to retire early.
All fun aside, the Bigfoot Campaign does command a certain point: BackCountry Blend is the ideal outdoor fertilizer for growers looking to increase profits, save time, and decrease labour during the outdoor season. To find out more about Bigfoot using BackCountry Blend in the garden this year, read the blog: Breaking News: Bigfoot Sighting in the Pacific Northwest.
Want to save time, money and labour in the garden this season? Make the switch to BackCountry Blend! Contact a member of the GreenPlanet sales team, or your local garden supply store for product information and purchasing inquiries.
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