Since the 1990s, Christopher LaRose has been perfecting a simple, optimal formula designed to produce ideal results in hydroponic crops at a minimal cost. The formula evolved in both typical hydroponic environments and more complex, controlled circumstances - the result is a broad-spectrum formula that allows hydroponic crops to thrive under an array of conditions. The cumulation of this research is VEG+BLOOM, the most advanced, economical, and outstanding hydroponic nutrient formula available. Overwhelmed by the results, he decided to share the formula with interested growers in 2010 and established Hydroponic Research, a formulator of hydroponic nutrients focused on rapidly maturing, oil-producing plants that generate a maximum yield at a minimum cost.
Growing up in Escondido, California in a humble home that sat on a plot of highly fertile land, Christopher began developing an interest in agriculture at a young age. His father taught him how to care for a variety of plants such as peppers, oranges, peaches, tomatoes, lettuce, roses, avocados, pears, and kiwis. As a young adult, he became fascinated with botany and soil chemistry and began experimenting with hydroponic gardening, absorbing as much information as possible from interactions with other hydroponic farmers, books, and other resources. Frustrated by the absence of an all-phase hydroponic nutrient that could provide all necessary nutrients throughout the life cycle of a plant, he set out to generate an easy-to-use, yet powerful formula that complimented both tap water and reverse osmosis (RO) water sources. Encouraged by growers who were astounded by the performance of his formula, Christopher finally decided to make his premium hydroponic nutrient, and outstanding solution, available to hydroponic farmers throughout the United States.
In 2010, Christopher set up a laboratory and warehouse space in San Diego and began conducting experiments to perfect Hydroponic Research’s VEG+BLOOM formula. Sharing it and demonstrating it among other hydroponic gardeners, the formula reached a stage of maturity in 2011 and became available to interested buyers. Realizing that there is still room for growth in hydroponic gardening, Hydroponic Research continues to innovate and experiment with new hydroponic solutions in their San Diego laboratories.