I look for 6.4-6.8 in
@mwhite9829 I watered at 6.4 and runoff was 4.7. Does that mean nutrient lockout?
Have you been watering low h for a while? If my medium gets low like that I usually flush fairly heavy @ 7.0, then finish with 1/2 dose nutrients at 6.5. next watering I'll check run off again.
@mwhite9829 dont want to sound stupid but I have never flushed my plants. What is the proper way to flush?
If your using 3 gal pot do 6 gals of ph correct water is what I’ve always heard
I don't know the exact, doubt there is only but individual belief. The common theory is 3 gallons of water to one gallon of medium. I say what works for you is the right way.
@mwhite9829 I read it in mr.growit book
In my #5 pots I'll run about 15 gallons of ph'd water. Not necessary but I also use yucca on a flush, it breaks down the water molecules so you get through more of the medium. I've used fox farm sledge hammer and hate that foamy residue that sticks around a while.
Also after the flush it will be more wet then usual, don't start back a water/feed routine to fast.
@mwhite9829 why don’t I hear of anyone using lime to drop the ph?
I've never used it, but was told a couple times it hang around causing ph drops that create other issues and sometimes it's to much acid for the roots and plant.
6.0-7.0 in soil. I'm more comfortable in 6.2-6.8 range with 6.5 being the sweet spot.
@mwhite9829 i just bought the FF Dirty Dozen. Should I disregard the Sledgehammer?
I never had negative issues with it, it just super foamy and for a week or so when I watered plants it would foam and white stuff would be on top of medium and also have scrub and rinse mix bucket a few times or would foam while filling.
I used the dirty dozen for a while until this popular media influencer introduced me to blue planet(😂 @Mr. Grow It ). I still use cha ching but the change saved me a ton in cost.
Blue planet, im interested if it's going to cut cost. Anything to cut cost. If Mr.Growit recommends it, I would like to try. Can you guys help a fellow grower out. I'm currently using foxfarm nutrition.
When I was using FF I'd drop $375 an order, switching to blue planet farmers w/ @Mr. Grow It code I spend $182. And I get a free measuring shot glass, sticker, and lighter or pin. I have a collection of glasses 😂😂.