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Isabellabuds2019

PH in the root zone!

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Guessing this might be for coco, I'm interested if it is...

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I’m curious as to how you know the ph of the roots? I’ve never bothered ph””ing anything and always end up with at least 12 a plant? I imagine you could put 5.6-5.8 in and out could come 5.2-6.5? Or above and beyond. In coco... I believe it does not matter but it’s personal opinion and preferences and what works for you. 

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13 hours ago, decentcriminal said:

just to follow up, biobizz have released a new range of organic PH up/down to be used with their existing nutrient range.

so it seems the nutrient manufacturer also thinks PH is needed to be adjusted in some cases.

Fools and money, unless your water is extreme, less than 5 or more than 8 ph then this is something you shouldn't be needing unless your compost is unbuffered, which it should be

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Some vital info in here ...could it be that  the people that have had ph problems in soil may have over fed ..if you over feed &burn/kill roots you can cause roots  to rot...so how maybe people have had plants dieing off then they check the ph of It's soil and it's way off and make the assumption  that was the problem   ..the ph will can change dramicly  in a pot if the contents is half decarin matter :yinyang:

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i grow in soil but use a bluelab ph pen out of curiosity more than anything ,my compost states a ph range of 6.1-7.5 (plagron batmix).

given i fill a sixty litre resi approximately once every ten days i like to keep tabs on the ph and ec of my nutrient solution just in case it wanders.

im currently using the greenhouse feeding powder feeds (grow,hybrid,cal and booster) and by merely following the gh feeding schedule every single resi full comes in bang on 6.2 ph (and 1.6 ec)

i dont hand water though im in Easyfeeds not sure if that makes the monitoring more important?

i do know that since i started keeping tabs on my ph my grows seem to be far superior :unsure:

my water is so soft its rediculous too .

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On 11/08/2019 at 9:39 PM, BilgePump said:

i grow in soil but use a bluelab ph pen out of curiosity more than anything ,my compost states a ph range of 6.1-7.5 (plagron batmix).

given i fill a sixty litre resi approximately once every ten days i like to keep tabs on the ph and ec of my nutrient solution just in case it wanders.

im currently using the greenhouse feeding powder feeds (grow,hybrid,cal and booster) and by merely following the gh feeding schedule every single resi full comes in bang on 6.2 ph (and 1.6 ec)

i dont hand water though im in Easyfeeds not sure if that makes the monitoring more important?

i do know that since i started keeping tabs on my ph my grows seem to be far superior :unsure:

my water is so soft its rediculous too .

Probably your ec pen is keeping things sweet more than your pH pen in soil because it is ensuring you are not overdoing the nutes which would likely be your source of pH instability if you pushed it out of the soils natural buffering range. I have a Bluelab Truncheon. 

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