Water (with nutrients
added nutrients themselves can change the pH) can easily be measured
by a few easy methods.
1. Litmus paper and
2. Liquid test and
3. Battery operated meter
specifically designed for for the purpose. However, this does need calibration using a
Adjustments to pH can
easily be made, after nutrients added to water, by the addition of a
few drops of a liquid "pH UP" or "pH DOWN" But
This is very strong
stuff indeed and should be handled with extreme care. See instructions
If you think this is all
a bit tedious, it really isn't as it is all done in the irrigation
tank and becomes routine. See page on IRRIGATION.
HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS
One manufacturer has now
introduced nutrients that are pH PERFECT. It is claimed adjustment is
not necessary inside the parameters of 4.5 and 8.5
This is a tremendous
advance in technology and you heard of it first on this website!