Just wanted to say "hi" to everyone! Happy to supporting this great site, been on it for about 8 years. Greenleaf Nutrients started out here also 8 years ago (somewhat) as a business also! Greenleaf Nutrients Started back in 2009 on RIU! Initially just as growers using RDWC and DWC systems, back when they were the hottest new growing tech, we were looking for ways to lower our nutrient bills. RDWC/DWC plows through a lot of nutrients, so prices added up quickly. Fatman was posting some interesting guides at the time, and we learned to "clone" our favorite nutrients pretty quick to get the same results for much cheaper. Sometime shortly after, we decided to start selling some of these "cloned" formulas on eBay, and afterwards made an ecommerce website, to help other people save money on nutrients. Over the next year or 2, we added a significant amount of "cloned" products, it wasn't too difficult to reverse engineer many of the big name products out there, and during this time, we discovered most of the hydroponic nutrient and fertilizer industry is just hype and massively overpriced formulas. Mid 2012-2015 Progress In 2012, our personal (legal medical Cali) growing spot was raided by the DEA and shut down completely! So because our growing capabilities were pretty much shut down then, we took a pretty big financial loss we decided to go full time with focus on nutrients and fertilizer for hydroponics and soil. After realizing that a lot of these cloned products we were selling were mostly hype and marketing, we decided to improve on many of the formulas. Since the bigger hydroponic companies were charging extremely high markup prices and and passing high costs to the consumer, it perplexed us why so often these big companies would opt to save a few pennies on nutrient formulas with lesser ingredients. Which is what we found very often, companies were using cheaper ingredients, high Ammonium and Urea products which can cause plant burn and over-fertilization damage. So, during this time, we began to create some custom formulas, innovating on using improved quality ingredients, and also making formulas better targeted for Cannabis and Hemp growing specifically. Many of the hydroponic companies release formulas that are not exact specification for Cannabis. Of the fewer companies that do make specific Cannabis formulas, they split their "Cananbis Growing lines" into many products which ends up requiring complex feeding schedules and many expensive products. Basically its just a way for them to make tons of cash off many growers, who they figured were making huge profits. 2016- onward, the future and MEGA CROP Around mid 2015, we realized the need to just make a single one part formula for Cannabis, which would be the simplest way to grow and also save the customer the most amount of money. We started designing a formula from the ground up completely from scratch. The process was fairly simple, we just had to ask "How can I design the best formula for Cannabis possible?" That is how we designed MEGA CROP. From here we kept improving. We wanted to incorporate all the best growing formulas into 1 product, so Cal Mag type product, Chitosan Oligosaccharide, Potassium Silicate (Silicon/Silica) , Enzymes, Kelp Extracts and L-Amino Acids, and new technology like Amino Acid Chelated Nutrients which are much improved over EDTA chelates and offer better absorption. Also, of course having the formula NPK and Secondary nutrients to be the in best quality available forms for best absorption and best meeting the demands of Cannabis plants. Unfortunately, there were a lot of roadblocks along the way! Making this type of formula became quite difficult, because of interactions with certain nutrients would cause lock-out of other nutrient types, and cause part of the formula to be insoluble. So for almost 2 years the project wasn't going too many places, almost giving up at a few points, and reaching a lot of dead ends. Finally we made it happen in late 2016, we found a chemical formula using new special process manufacturing to allow maximum solubility and decided to go into production. MEGA CROP officially is released for sale early July 2017. We are going to be doing tons of free giveaways and promotions in the next several weeks and months for MEGA CROP here on RIU. Please stay tuned and we will make further announcements early next week and how you can earn a chance to win free MEGA CROP!