Cannabis growers need to ensure they are providing the right nutrients in order to harvest high-quality crops. Your plants won’t absorb nutrients if the pH of your growing medium drops too low. We will be discussing pH testing for cannabis.
What is pH?
Let’s start with pH. On a scale from 1-14 pH indicates the acidity/alkalinity of a solution. A pH of 7 signifies neutral. Anything below 7 (or more) is considered acidic. Anything above 7 (or more) is considered alkalinity. How cannabis plants absorb nutrients is affected by the pH of the medium (soil/coco coco, coir/hydroponics).
What is the importance and significance of pH when cannabis growing?
Cannabis plants require a pH range between 6.0 and 7.0. This pH range allows cannabis plant to absorb nutrients quickly. The ideal pH range to allow for cannabis plant growth is between 6.0 and 7.0. The pH level should be between 6.0 and 7.0. This will allow the plants to absorb nutrients without problems.
How to test pH
It is easy for you to determine your medium’s pH. A pH tester can be used to accurately measure pH levels. The pH tester kit can be used to add a small amount if the growing medium. The pH meter may then be dipped in the solution. Wait for the pH reading. Adjust it if you find the pH readings outside of the ideal range.
How to adjust pH
It is easy and simple to adjust pH levels in your growing media. You can adjust the pH to make it less acidic or more alkaline. The pH level can be adjusted with potassium hydroxide or baking soda to increase acidity. The pH level should be adjusted slowly in order to maintain a healthy range.
You must maintain the proper pH level to ensure your cannabis plants thrive. Regularly testing and making adjustments in the pH level can help your plants get the nutrients you need. A pH tester, and meter are well-worth the small investment. You will save money and time.
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.