Shogun Start



Shogun Start

Shogun Start is a delicate nutrient formulated to maximise plant establishment and root development. Containing balanced micro and macro nutrients alongside the SmartZen maximiser ingredient. SHOGUN START gives your young plants full strength trace elements whilst still maintaining a low overall strength.

SHOGUN START encourages auxins to move from the leaf tissue to the stem for rapid rooting and fast establishment of all of the structures that the plant needs later on for maximized yields and performance


  • Encourages the movement of auxins from the leaf tip to the rooting point.
  • Speeds up germination.
  • Encourages faster rooting in cuttings.
  • Optimal mix of micronutrients for healthy development of young plants
  • Use through the rooting / propagation stage


Root Feed – Add plain water to your nutrient reservoir or watering can and allow to reach room temperature (If tap water, Ideally leave over night, to allow the chlorine to dissipate). Add Shogun Start at a rate of 4mL per Litre of water to your nutrient reservoir or watering can. Before adding the nutrients, reduce the pH to just below 7 and then add your additives and nutrients. Recheck the pH and the EC, making sure that the ph is between 5.5 and 6.5 and your EC is no higher than 1.4.


The need for a young plant establishment nutrient is crucial for maximising yield and growth potential. However, most nutrient companies have missed this all together and focused on growth stages. SHOGUN Fertilisers know through extensive field trials and scientific studies that crops given a gentle nutrient at seedling and cutting stage perform better than those just given normal or half-strength nutrients.

We recommend using SHOGUN Start alongside Katana Roots to maximise total benefits from both products. SHOGUN Start Amplifies the effect of Katana by moving auxins around the plant more effectively, giving better results in growth initiation in a much shorter time.

  • Reduces Germination Time
  • Reduces cutting failure rate
  • Ideal for pre-soaking media such as Rockwool before transplanting plants.
  • Contains SmartZen maximiser ingredient for enhanced nutrient uptake
  • Increases resistance to infection from pathogens
  • Supplies the perfect balance of macro and micronutrients for young plants
  • Encourages root development
  • Contains Humic and fulvic acid for healthy growth and increases the uptake of nutrients

250ml, 1L, 5L

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