It is essential to provide the correct nutrients for cannabis growers in order to produce good crops. Your plants will not absorb the nutrients you provide if your growing medium pH is too low. We will discuss the importance of pH testing when growing cannabis.
What is pH?
Let’s start by explaining pH. pH can be described as the acidity or alkalinity of a solution on a scale from 0-14. A pH of 7 indicates neutral. Anything below 7 is acidic and anything higher than 7 is alkalinity. How cannabis plants absorb nutrients will depend on the pH of the growing medium (soil/coco coco coco coir/hydroponic solution).
What is the significance of pH in Cannabis Growing?
A pH range of 6.0 to 7.0 is required for cannabis plants. This pH range allows cannabis plants easy absorption of nutrients. The pH range that is ideal for cannabis growth should be between 6.0 to 7.0. The pH level should be between 6.0 and 7.0. This will enable your plants to absorb nutrients easily.
How to test pH
It is simple to determine the pH of your growing medium. A pH tester kit is available to accurately measure pH levels. To distil water, add a little of the growing medium. You can then dip the pH meter into the solution. Wait for the pH reading. Adjust the pH level if it is outside the optimal range.
How to adjust pH
Adjusting the pH level in your growing medium is simple. To make your growing medium less acidic (alkaline), you can adjust its pH. To increase the acidity of the pH, you can use baking soda or potassium hydroxide to adjust it. Adjust the pH slowly to ensure that you stay within the recommended range.
To ensure that your cannabis plants grow well, it is important to maintain the correct pH level. Regular pH testing is a great way to ensure that your cannabis plants receive the nutrients they require. It is worth investing in a pH tester and meter. This will allow you to save both time and money.