In order for cannabis growers and others to reap the benefits of their crops, they must ensure that they have the right nutrients. If your growing medium’s pH is too low, your plants will not absorb any nutrients you have given them. We will discuss pH testing in order to grow cannabis.
What is pH?
Let’s explain pH. pH, on a scale of 1-14, is the acidity and alkalinity that a solution has. A pH below 7 is considered neutral. Anything below 7 can be considered acidic while anything above 7 can be considered alkalinity. How cannabis plants absorb nutrients depends on the pH of their growing medium (soil/coco coco coconut coir/hydroponic systems).
What is the significance pH for Cannabis Growing
Cannabis plants require a pH between 6.8 and 7.7. This pH range allows cannabis to absorb nutrients more easily. The pH range between 6.0 and 7.0 is the ideal pH for cannabis growth. The pH level should fall between 6.0 and 7.0. This will allow your plants easy access to nutrients.
How to test pH
It is easy and quick to determine the pH levels of your growing media. A pH tester kit can accurately measure pH levels. A small amount of the growth medium can be added to distilled water. The pH meter can be used to test the solution. Wait for the pH reading. If it is not within the recommended range, adjust it.
How to adjust pH
It’s simple to adjust the pH of your growing medium. You can change the pH level to make it alkaline (less acidic). To increase the pH level, you can add baking soda or potassium hydroxyide. You should adjust the pH gradually to ensure you are within the optimal range.
For cannabis plants to grow well, they must have the right pH balance. By regularly testing your plants and making adjustments to the pH levels, you can make sure they receive all the nutrients they need. A pH tester is worth the small investment. You’ll save time as well as money.
Jessica Martinez is a journalist for 420newsny.com
She has been writing for the cannabis industry for years and loves a good cup of coffee.