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SUPERthrive -- The Original Vitamin Solution



SUPERthrive® is a highly concentrated non-toxic vitamin solution invigorating all variety of greenery for home gardeners and professionals alike. It is equally suited for hydro-seeding, hydroponics, and foliar spraying. SUPERthrive® maximizes potential by quickly building a strong root base and reducing transplant shock. SUPERthrive® replenishes the soil to nourish and encourage the natural building blocks that plants make usselves under optimum conditions.

Since 1939, SUPERthrive® remains a primary gardening and grower’s tool to promote chemical balance, increase crop yield, secure landscaping, and safely transplant trees.


SUPERthrive® is a non-toxic vitamin solution invigorating all variety of greenery for home gardeners and professionals alike and is equally suited for hydro-seeding, hydroponics, and foliar spraying.

When soil has been depleted due to weather, neglect, and over-use,SUPERthrive® replenishes the soil to nourish and encourage the natural hormones that plants make themselves under optimum conditions.

Since 1939, SUPERthrive® remains a primary gardening and grower's tool to increase crop yield, secure landscaping, and safely transplant trees of any size.

You can use SUPERthrive in a variety of settings and on anything that grows. Click the links below to see more about SUPERthrive's many uses and to find tips on how to get the best results when you use SUPERthrive.

General Instructions 
General Maintenance 
Transplanting 
Landscaping 
Hydroseeding/Erosion Control 
Field Crops 
Greenhouses 
Orchards 
Hydroponics 
Stressed Trees 
Bonsai 
Home Use--Indoor/Outdoor Plants

General Instructions for use: 
Apply to thirsty soil. 
Apply with or without fertilizers (see specific dosages below). 
Use mixed solution the same day, especially if adding fertilizer. 
Do not water plants for 24 hours after application. 
High-clay soils: make soil penetrable by mixing in coarse particle materials. You may use a root injector to reach roots. 
Do not inject directly into trees.

General Maintenance Tips:
-Weekly/Monthly Plant Maintenance: 1/4 tsp./gallon; 3 oz./100 gallons.
-Daily Maintenance: 2T. (1 oz.)/100 gallons. 
-Household Plants: Drop-a-Cup (1/4 tsp/gallon; 3 oz./100 gallon)

Transplanting:

Trees
-Use 1 tsp. of SUPERthrive per gallon of water before and after transplanting.
-Soak bare roots in the prepared hole using SUPERthrive water for 15 minutes, or until the air bubbles stop.
-Treat root balls with 2 T. of SUPERthrive per 5 gallons of water.

Plants
-Use 1 tsp./gallon of water before and after transplanting.
-Roses: soak roots for 15-30 minutes using 1 1/2 tsp./5 gallons of water.

Landscaping:

Parks and Recreation
-Lawns: Use 3 oz./100 gallons (sprays roughly 1,000 sq. ft.).
-Trees: Follow proportioner instructions to achieve the 3 oz./100 gallons mixture. Remember to spray both sides of the leaves. 
-Flowers: Use 1/4 tsp./gallon or 3 oz./100 gallons.

Sports Turf
-Use 3 oz./100 gallons (sprays roughly 1,000 sq. ft.)

Hydroseeding/Erosion Control:

-Use 1/2 oz./100 gallons.

Field Crops:

Hydroseeding (for farming)
-Use 1/2 oz./100 gallons. 
Seed Sowing
-3 oz./100 gallons.

Greenhouses:

-Weekly/Monthly Plant Maintenance: 1/4 tsp./gallon; 3 oz./100 gallons.
-Daily Maintenance: 2T. (1 oz.)/100 gallons. 
-Use 1/4 tsp./gallon on plants, vegetables, and flowers.
-Foliar spraying: Refer to the proportioner to achieve the 3 oz./100 gallons ratio.

Orchards (Fruits, Nuts, Vineyards):

Foliar Spraying: Refer to the proportioner to achieve the 3 oz./100 gallon ratio.
Tree Health: Use 1 tsp./gallon in the soil at tree's base weekly or monthly. Wait at least 24 hours before watering again.

Hydroponics:

-Use 2-3 oz./100 gallons when changing or adding water. For smaller systems, this is equivalent to 1 1/2-2 tsps./10 gallons. 

Stressed Trees:

Use 12-20 oz./100 gallons (the equivalent of 1 tsp./gallon).

Bonsai:

Use 1/4 tsp./gallon in the plant's soil.

Home Use--Indoor/Outdoor Plants:

Gardens
-Use 1/4 tsp./gallon or 3 oz./100 gallons.

Edible Gardens
-Use 1/4 tsp./gallon or 3 oz./100 gallons. You can also use a foliar spray on above-ground plants. Just follow the manufacturer's directions to achieve the above mixture.

Trees and Woody Shrubs
- Use 1 tsp./gallon in the soil at tree's base weekly or monthly. Wait at least 24 hours before watering again.

Christmas Trees
-Keep your tree fresh with 1/4 tsp./gallon of water in your tree stand.
-Have a living tree? Drop 1/4 tsp. in the soil and add a gallon of water (for every 1/4 tsp. every 3 or 4 days).

Cut Flowers
-Drop-a-Vase

Water Gardens

"While raising approximately 27,000 tomato plants of six major varieties, we were able to increase germination rates from some 76.5 percent to an astounding 97.3 percent." -- Ray H Bomar II

"Thank you for your product, SUPERthrive. It has helped my garden become a thing of beauty. With regular use I have one of the nicest gardens in the area. I am at present growing squash, eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, plums, cherries, and a fairly large variety of flowers and everything is doing just fine." -- Rita Roth

"My first year growing giant pumpkins I grew a 247 lb. pumpkin. The next year, using SUPERthrive, I grew pumpkins 758, 703 and 594 lbs. Thank you!" -- Tom

"I am limited on garden space but found that SUPERthrive gave me twice the yield of vegetables and fruit (berries) compared to the previous year - even the seeds that I started indoors produced much stronger and healthier plants when I used SUPERthrive on them." -- William Cook

"When I used SUPERthrive on my garden and especially on my tomato plants, I had a pound and a half of tomatoes! I absolutely swear by the stuff." -- Darlene Cook

"My vegetables have fallen in love with you and SUPERthrive. We picked about 2000 beans from plants that grew about 13 ft high." -- John Burris

"I've had great success in using SUPERthrive in foliar feeding. I had okra plants get 10'+ tall." -- Bill Zibell

"Much more growth above and below ground than when fertilizers used alone." -- USDA head grower

"Secret weapon of many thousands of quality producers. Nothing at all like it." -- American Florist Supply Co., American Bulb Co., Chicago, Illinois.

WHAT IS SUPERTHRIVE? 
SUPERthrive is a non-toxic vitamin solution. It works directly on seeds and roots to create vigorous roots and robust plants. Professionals across the world, including landscapers, growers, turf and golf course supervisors use SUPERthrive to transplant trees, improve crop yield, and grow lush lawns as well as indoor and outdoor plants. Whether you plan to transplant a tree or just want the greenest garden on the block, SUPERthrive will help you reach your planting goals.

IS IT ORGANIC? 
SUPERthrive is non-toxic, while it is natural, it cannot be certified as organic because some of the ingredients are made synthetically. In order to label a product as organic, all ingredients must follow OMRI guidelines.

WHY SHOULD I USE SUPERTHRIVE? 
Growing and Maintenance: Studies have shown that adverse weather conditions and over-growing can diminish soil fertility. SUPERthrive encourages the natural hormones that plants normally make themselves under optimum conditions. It gives plants a better chance of achieving their full growth potential.

Transplanting: Transplanting can result in what's called transplant stress, which can negatively affect a tree's health through loss of leaves and damaged roots. Many trees that experience transplant stress eventually die. Use SUPERthrive before planting by soaking root balls and afterward by drenching to prevent and treat transplant shock and insure survival.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM SUPERTHRIVE? 
Customers commonly report faster growth and germination, vivid colors, higher produce yield, stronger roots, and more vigorous and robust plant life. 
-- You can expect consistency.

CAN I USE SUPERTHRIVE ON EDIBLES SUCH AS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES? 
Yes. Since it is non-toxic, SUPERthrive is a great food crop booster.

CAN I APPLY SUPERTHRIVE AS A BARE ROOT SOAK OR SEED GERMINATION? 
Yes. Ball or Burlapped, and Bare Roots all benefit from SUPERthrive. Soak the roots for at least 15 minutes until bubbling stops. May soak up to overnight.

-- For large trees: the empty hole may be filled with SUPERthrive water prior to lowering the tree into the ground. After lowering the tree into the bath, let bubbles cease prior to surrounding it with soil. Seeds may also be soaked prior to planting or saturate the soil at the time of planting.

CAN I APPLY SUPERTHRIVE AS A FOLIAR SPRAY? 
Absolutely. You can apply the mix with a commercial sprayer or garden hose - using a hose-end or syphon-mixer proportioner. Make sure you spray on the underside where the leaf is most receptive.

CAN I APPLY SUPERTHRIVE IN MY COMMERCIAL SPRAYER? 
Yes. It is an ideal method. Just add SUPERthrive to your water or liquid fertilizer at the 3 ounces per 100 gallons ratio.

CAN I APPLY SUPERTHRIVE IN MY IRRIGATION SYSTEM? 
Yes. For tank systems with an attached proportioner, add SUPERthrive at the 3 ounces per 100 gallon ratio as needed. Follow the manufacturer's directions to achieve the above ratio.

CAN I USE SUPERTHRIVE FOR HYDROPONIC GROWING? 
Yes. Just add the standard per-gallon dose (3 ounces per 100 gallons of water) each time you add new water to the system.

CAN I USE SUPERTHRIVE WITH FERTILIZER? 
Yes-and we recommend combining both, SUPERthrive and additional fertilizer for ease of application. While you will use SUPERthrive more frequently, both can be applied at the same time in one easy application.

CAN I USE SUPERTHRIVE WITH PESTICIDES, HERBICIDES, FUNGICIDES, AND/OR INSECTICIDES? 
No. We recommend applying them on different days since the purpose of these products differ so greatly.

SHOULD I WATER AFTER USING SUPERTHRIVE? 
No. The initial SUPERthrive application is sufficient in all but the most arid climates. We recommend waiting at least 24 hours before new watering.

WHEN WILL I SEE SUPERTHRIVE RESULTS? 
While some of our customers report overnight rejuvenation of sagging plants restored to their full beauty, most situations provide results in 10 to 14 days.

An example of immediate growth: A San Diego landscape contractor and fellow ASLA member reported next-day root growth with turf that he had planted for a football field. He says that he specs SUPERthrive on all contracts.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE SUPERthrive FOR MAINTENANCE? 
Daily, weekly, monthly, or even quarterly, depending on your needs.

SHOULD I EVER AVOID USING SUPERTHRIVE? 
Some growers use SUPERthrive year-round, while others use it only at the initial growth stages. Our studies show that it is effective throughout all growing and productive stages. We recommend finding a schedule that works for you.

WHAT IF I USE TOO MUCH SUPERTHRIVE? 
On most plants, using too high a ratio of SUPERthrive to water will only result in a waste of money - and SUPERthrive. For tender-shooter plants and vines, excessive SUPERthrive could weaken stems. But don't worry. If you over-applied SUPERthrive, flood the soil with water to dilute the solution.

CAN I INJECT SUPERTHRIVE DIRECTLY INTO MY TREE? 
No. SUPERthrive is intended to nurture via roots and leaves by drenching and foliar spraying.

CAN I USE SUPERTHRIVE IN AQUAPONICS? 
Yes. As it is non-toxic, you can add it to koi ponds. Just remember that SUPERthrive doesn't discriminate among plant life, so algae will also get a boost.

MY SUPERTHRIVE HAS CHANGED COLOR/CONSISTENCY OR HAS FROZEN. IS IT STILL GOOD? 
Yes. Over time, SUPERthrive will darken but remains consistently effective. This also means you may notice your brand new bottle of SUPERthrive is clearer than the months-old batch you just finished using. Cold does not affect SUPERthrive.

HOW SHOULD I STORE SUPERTHRIVE? 
Store your SUPERthrive container out of direct sunlight, ideally in a cool dry place.

CAN I PRE-MIX SUPERthrive AND STORE MIXED SOLUTION UNTIL NEEDED? 
To get the best results, you should NOT pre-mix SUPERthrive. We recommend creating your mixture the same day you plan to use it.

WHAT IF I GET SUPERTHRIVE IN MY EYES? 
While SUPERthrive is lab certified as non-damaging to the eyes, you should flush eyes immediately flush with clear water to remove the sting.

MY PET/CHILD/ABSENT-MINDED SPOUSE INGESTED SUPERTHRIVE. WHAT NOW? 
Don't worry. SUPERthrive is lab certified as non-toxic, even in its undiluted form. Simply drink water to flush the taste and product from your pet/child/partner, who needs to pay more attention to what they are drinking.

Our Founder - Dr. John Ansel Armstrong Thomson 
"Nutrition was his life's work."

It was common to catch Dr. Thomson, the inventor of SUPERthrive, chatting with customers for over an hour on the phone. This was a perfect example of his intense focus and dedication to people and nutrition. During those chats, Thomson would tell his customers everything they needed to know about SUPERthrive and how to use it for best results. While Thomson is best known for his plant vitamin solution, he often asked people about their health. If they told him they were eating too many cheeseburgers and fries, he would happily recommend healthier foods augmented with vitamin supplements. Many credit their longevity to his advice. He took multiple supplements daily until his passing at age 100.

Drawing on his studies in biochemistry, Thomson developed SUPERthrive in 1939. The next year he received the Science & Industry's only Gold Medal at the San Francisco World's Fair Golden Gate International Exposition for his SUPERthrive. Thomson accumulated other awards throughout the years and continued to run The Vitamin Institute, selling SUPERthrive to professional and individual growers across the world for the next 71 years until his passing in 2011. He credited his wife, June Hummel Thomson, for his endurance and as his muse for over sixty years.

President - Patrisha Diane Thomson

Thomson's legacy lives on in his daughter Patrisha Thomson, who grew up with SUPERthrive and vitamins in her morning juice. She began working with the company in 1998. As the company's new president, Patrisha's recent changes to SUPERthrive's design and marketing have brought a new, modern face to the product. Remembering SUPERthrive's rich history and its endearing inventor, she has honored her father with his image on the new product labels.

Under Patrisha's leadership, SUPERthrive continues to expand its reach and help growers the world over create the best environment for trees and plants.