bud xl vs big bud

AN Big Bud Or HG Bud Xl


Anyone use both before (on diff. cycles)?

Starting a new crop soon and like to hear pros and cons of each.


AN works and doesn’t stress out your plants!

Big Mike (AN Owner) himself isn’t really that bad a dude at all. He’s not as powerful these days as before when he was a smaller company. That aside, he himself loves his Big Bud and advises using Roots Excelurator from HG instead of his root shooters which he pulled. Mike wants to create and rep only the best because it’s simply easier to sell. I believe Mike would rework or revise Big Bud if he did not feel it superior to the existing products on the market. Big Bud is part of the AN program though, and as far as I know HG may work better with your specific nutrient regemine.

I myself am using Big Bud this round and getting about 30 percent better results than I’ve ever gotten before, kinda funny ’cause that’s just what they claim.

So many people out there hate AN and it’s partially due to my experience with GH, but also when so many people unjustly hate a company, I need to check that company out.

I am no green thumb, but I hate making the slightest of mistakes and feel AN has guided my recent grow to a level I would never have achieved so quickly sticking with GH!

PS: I have no affiliation with AN, and in fact don’t like the new direction of the company, but so far they are still somewhat under Mike’s supervision. Once shareholders take over look out!

Living dead girl
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I have used them both and at the same time.

I now just use Hammerhead or CX Superior Potash and Bud XL. Whilst the Bigbud does indeed swell buds I found, ime, that it seriously reduced aromatics and finished pungency and taste. So now I do not use it.

And I did a side by side to see what worked best. And the combo of CX Sup potash, Budxl, Bcuzz Bloom stim and coco booster worked best for me.

But, Bigbud is not a bad product at all. Does exactly as it says. Increases yield and i am in no doubt that if this was ones first try with a suppliment then it would also increase quality.


Thanks a lot for the info guys!

I couldn’t care less who makes what, or their reputation. all business has drama surrounding it. as long as I don’t have to order from Hitler Hydroponics, I’m good 😀 I’m always mixing and matching products from diff. companies anyway. I use botanicare silica, Cal/mag, some humboldt’s own stuff, etc.
I’m running Canna Aqua as my base nutes but I will probably use RE from H&G, (is the Canna Rhizotonic supposed to be the same or would you use both?)
Heard many good things about the Big Bud, very little about xl.

I heard the Big Bud got changed lately, hence the diff. label on the pic. Anyone use the before and after? Differences?

Is this confirmed? 😮 That would suck, I used Superbud before and had that effect. Giant phat colas but trich reduction and no aroma. fokk that! The superbud is some one time application only, though with hormones and shiz. but if the Big Bud does the same I’ll stay far away.

Can anyone else chime in, please?

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Oh, please do not think that BigBud and Superbud are the same. They are very different. I wouldn’t recommend superbud to my worst enemy. Not that I have one, LOL.

And when I say that I found Bigbud to diminish quality. We really are splitting hairs. Most people would not even be able to tell the difference. And it was only more noticable after the bud had been cured for a good 3 months. But even still it was only slightly lacking, in comparison, to the non bigbud stuff.

Living dead girl

I don’t like the way KB Dry doesn’t really break down when mixed. I tried a dozen ways to break it down. Maybe that’s by design, but this truly complicates even distribution, so I prefer full liquid the liquid Big Bud.

Kool Bloom Dry either settles or floats, but doesn’t really mix. Bummer!


Hey! I only use KOOL BLOOM liquid during the stages of growth when things really phatten up. probably around Day 21-35 give or take on both ends of the spectrum depending on strain.

I don’t use the KOOL BLOOM dry because I really like my product OVERDRIVE by AN, so i’ll continue to use that for now.

I like to keep the additives on the low side. I think feeding the plants what they want at the correct times makes all the difference in the world, and I feel its easier to do so when you’re using less products.

For my OG Kush-
GH 3 part
Floranectar (sugars, not every feeding)
Bushmaster on Day 2. .35 ml/gallon, aqua next two days.
I will start feeding KOOL BLOOM around Day 21, after the nodes are set and the flowers start to bulk up.
I’ll continue with KOOL BLOOM until about Day 40 for my OG.
I’ll give her some 3part with a little flora nectar after this stage so she can build up on her resources and sugars before I begin to suck all those juices out with my OVERDRIVE.
I’ll feed overdrive anywhere from 10-14 days, and then I will flush for 10. I’ll be chopping the OG I have around day 65, by then she is MORE then ripe. bushermaster helps speed things up a bit and get rid of that obnoxious stretch.

Also, I will measure run-off and feed plain water or light food, depending..
I have been running Rockwool Croutons and I noticed that they REALLY love a good bath every once in awhile, because each girl is sucking down over a gallon a day, so i’ll catch a little PH-rise and salt-build up if i’m not careful.

Sorry for rambling but this OG is great! :party0044:

As for H&G goes, they have some amazing products like there ROOT exculerator or however they spell it, that I will be picking up next time im at the hydro shop.

I’ve heard people who run the entire line for years running into problems lately, hopefully that is resolved.

Anyone use both before (on diff. cycles)? Starting a new crop soon and like to hear pros and cons of each. Thanks a lot! or

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Bloom Boosters For Big Chunky Buds

Most fertilizers that are recommended for vegetative growth are rich in nitrogen and ideal for creating foliage, including stems, stalks and lush green leaves suited for proper photosynthesis.

A good bloom booster like Rock Resinator, Big Bud, or Massive Bloom Formulation, on the other hand, is packed with phosphorous, the single best nutrient for encouraging a plant to produce large, resinous, chunky buds.

The best time to apply a bloom booster to a flowering plant is right when the buds begin to form.

When picking the right bud booster for your flowering cannabis plants, first decide if you want an if you’re alright with a bit of assistance from science and nature. Then consider concentration levels. Certain bloom boosters might be too potent. Don’t burn a plant you’re trying to help by exposing it to too much phosphorous. Massive Bloom Formulation recommends you to dial back your base food about 20 percent. Which will result in some overall savings.

Bloom boosters can help your cannabis plants grow faster and to produce larger, tastier buds. A lack of potassium will directly effect the end yield. Phosphorous is necessary because it is a component of every living cell and is involved in key plant functions such as energy transfer, photosynthesis and nutrient movement throughout the plant.


How does this stuff really work? Basically, it’s offering a kick of phosphorus and potassium that are higher than normal levels in a basic fertilizer. N-P-K = 0-7-8. If chemical plant growth regulators (PGR’s) are a concern for you, the manufacturer Rock Nutrients claims that it doesn’t contain any. Like most PK spikes it’s suitable for all grow systems and media.

This product has a good reputation. Plus it smells nice.

Resinator is a revolutionary flower enhancer that will dramatically increase essential oil production and flower mass. Resinator provides the highest quality soluble phosphorus and potassium for translocation to flowering sites.


Advanced Nutrients Big Bud is a bloom booster supplement that makes your buds larger and more potent crop. What’s inside the bottle is a precise combination and ratio of phosphorus potassium, carbohydrates, fulvic acid and L-Amino acids your plants need for the most rapid, and impressive bud formation.

Recently new and improved, Advanced Nutrients has a loyal following for many growers.


Considered the worlds best flowering additive, Massive is the flagship product of Green Planet Nutrients. A high performance organically derived flowering cycle nutrient, enhanced with all the necessary micro elements including the naturally occurring hormones, to increase flower size, taste, faster cell division, healthier, more colourful, larger crop and yields.

Growers rave about how well Massive Bloom Formulation works and it is very common for growers to report increases in dry weight of over 30%.

This formula incorporates naturally occurring gibberellic hormones that are designed to increase inter-nodal spacing allowing more room for the buds to swell to their full potential. After the spacing of the internodes or when flower sites have been established, the components in Massive Bloom Formulation work aggressively to produce and transport vital fluids and cell building materials to the flower sites creating truly massive stacked flower clusters full of aromatic essential oils.

Massive contains L-Form Amino Acids. These are important as they are the building blocks of protein. Only L-form amino acids are assimilated properly by plants. L-amino acids help to increases chlorophyll concentration leading to higher rates of photosynthesis. They can also reduce cannabis plant stress by strengthening cell walls.

Vitamins – There is a specially formulated vitamin profile designed to reduce environmental stresses and to stimulate essential metabolic processes as well as allow the flowers to reach peak maturity and maximum density.

You may have heard of triacontanol. This is an alcohol based sugar found in high concentrations in bees waste and alfalfa. It has a wide range of effects, stimulating the natural production of plant hormones involved in flowering. Green Planet uses a 3 day process to extract this powerful substance from the bees waste while others use cheaper sources.

Green Planet is known for using the highest quality raw ingredients creating the cleanest nutrients on the planet.

If that isn’t enough Massive also has a blend of compounds that bind to a series of enzymes to speed up the plants metabolism and to allow the conversion of the active components.

Unique Carbohydrate Blend – Dextrose, arabinose, xylose, glucose, fructose, maltose, are just some of the carbohydrates in Massive Bloom Formulation. External sources of carbohydrates allow the plant to focus its energy on flowering and essential oil production instead of taxing itself trying to produce food.

Low Molecular Weight Humic Acid – Also known as fulvic acid. Fulvic acid stimulates enzyme production critical for plant functions. One of the most important functions of Fulvic acid is its ability to transport the other vital components of massive bloom formulation and flowering materials into the cells where they are needed most.

Chelated Mineral Profile – Massive Bloom Formulation contains a complete 100% chelated micro nutrient and mineral profile such as iron, zinc, copper, manganese, cobalt and molybdenum to help support your actively growing flowers.

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