January 15, 2024

Understand PH

Understanding PH is so easy, yet none of us listened at school, so here goes, its simple you need to be around 6.5 to 7.5 which is neutral water and safe, anything higher is to alkaline to the plant and anything lower is to acidic to the plant, same goes for us humans. Simple to fix simple to get right accounts for a lot of problems in the grow room.

If pH is below about 5.5, new foliage becomes chlorotic, distorted, and possibly necrotic. Plant growth slows. In severe cases affected roots can become discolored, short, and stubby. Symptoms result primarily from aluminum toxicity and deficiencies of calcium and magnesium.

High pH causes interveinal chlorosis and bleaching, pale mottling, and blotchy or marginal necrosis of new growth. 8.5 + Damage is primarily due to reduced availability of minerals, especially iron, manganese, and zinc, so any of the symptoms of those deficiencies may occur in high-pH soils.

6.5 to 7.5

It has been determined that most plant nutrients are optimally available to plants within this 6.5 to 7.5 pH range, plus this range of pH is generally very compatible to plant root growth.

If you want to know your PH nutrient mix, We sell a really good selection of PH Tester and Meters, some Battery powered some just liquid, they all come with instructions too.

Almost forgetting, dont panic if your PH is to high or to low, we can fix it, as we sell PH up and PH down, and please note a little goes along way when mixing.

Please see our PH Scale below, it shows you what it would be like to feed with a Hight or Low PH, now you can see why your plant isn’t doing so good.