All plant food is ‘salt based’.
You can use the most organic of soils and inputs but the bacteria and fungi you must have so they work good breaks those down to the exact same salts that come in bottles with fancy labels and are erroneously labelled ‘chemicals’ by organic zealots.
Sure you’re going to have all sorts of other organic compounds that may alter the taste and aroma of your pot but when it comes down to actual stone or medicinal value it really doesn’t mean squat. I take great pains to do a slow dry and cure on my pot whether hydro or organic and almost everyone I’ve dealt with for 20 years only judges by how f’n high they get. Totally nothing about how smooth it smokes or how it affects their mentality or physicality. F’n stupid stoners is all they are and not worthy of decent bud.
I got nothing against organics and have grown a lot myself but it’s not the panacea that it’s made out to be. Ever since hydroponic growing was invented 50 odd years ago testing has shown the veggies grown hydroponically are as high or higher in essential vitamins and minerals as organically grown ones. Yields are always consistently way higher and a lot less water and ground space is required to grow as much. To think that doesn’t relate to cannabis plants is to be ignorant/unbelieving of the science.
Today, ‘organic’ food, just means that chemical sprays or fertilizers weren’t used to grow those crops. I’m totally onboard with that as since my youth have been opposed to chemical crap in my food. Hydro nutes are not ‘chemical’ in the same world as nasty sprays to combat disease and bugs in plants but many uneducated growers don’t know the difference.
I was very fortunate to grow up with a mother that farmed almost everything we ate growing up. A huge pantry full of home canned foods that could have carried us through years of famine. Chicken in a mason jar is pretty cool. lol
I figure my AN nutes are about 10% of my total costs to grow indoors so saving pennies using cheaper nutes is not a priority. I’m liking the MegaCrop 1-part dry nutes too and that’s easier and has a way better nutrient profile than something like Peter’s or Jacks for much the same cost. Nothing organic about those either.
If I’m just after speed and yield them I’m growing DWC. Nothing vegs plants more easy and faster than that. DWC ScroG done right can get me a pound off one plant. How is that not a good thing?