The latest news is that help has arrived in the form of one of Nature's most abundant elements that's guaranteed to make your garden safer and more productive today. That element is silica, which is the second most abundant element in the earth's crust (oxygen is the most prevalent). Silica is an absolutely essential building block for the entire structure of your plants. But the startling fact is that silica is missing from hydroponics root zones and fertilizers. This is a cause of concern because your plants desperately need silica. They need to intake it so it becomes part of their cell walls which are the building blocks of all the structural features that determine the strength of your plants' stems, leaves, flowers, floral structures, essential oils, trichomes and metabolism. Not only do your plants accumulate silicon to build their cells, they also store it as protection and foundational support between cells. Plants that are fully armored with the right type of silica formula are going to better resist powdery mildew, molds, insects and other problems.