How to pH to the Optimal Levels!
What's up cannabis Growers and welcome back to GreenBox Grown. Today I'm going to be keeping things a little more on the basic side as I'm going to be breaking down exactly how to pH your water, as well as nutrient mixes. Of course you're going to need your pH pen, as well as pH up or down, and a bucket of water. I will be covering the different growing mediums and how that affects the different type of pH you want to use. So before I start the video I’d like to mention as always, to check out the link down below in the description to visit my patreon page, where you can sign up for 1-on-1 grow guidance from myself, so I can help you Each day to grow the best buds possible. Alright, now that you guys know what we're doing today let's get started with the video.
So before I show you guys how to mix and PH your water, I wanted to explain why it's so important. And the reason behind it is because there is a range which is 5.5 to 6.5 on the pH scale, and within that range is where cannabis will absorb and uptake nutrients best. So once it falls out of that range you may be providing nutrients perfectly to the plant but it won't be able to absorb them, because it isn’t able to outside of that range.
Now it depends on which kind of medium you're growing in, say soil or coco choir or even hydro, and depending on which one of those it will change the correct pH you want to use. If you are growing in Coco choir you want to add coco wet, a half a teaspoon per gallon to each nutrient mix, as that will also help your plants uptake the nutrients you're feeding them through the Coco fibers. You'll also want a pH the water you are misting your plants with, you don't want forget about that as it is important. And I always pH the misting water to the same range as what I'm using for the watering and feeding.
Alright, guys now I'm going to pH a bucket of water so you can see exactly how that is done. And all you want to do is fill up your bucket with the desired amount of water, I have mine marked off at the gallon and half-gallon, and I have just over a gallon in there. And then you're going to want to fill it up from the hose as that's the best place to do so unless you have like a reverse osmosis watering system or something like that.
Then all you need to do is test where the water is at that point, and then adjust accordingly. So if you're growing in Coco choir the optimal pH is 5.8. I'm growing in soil right now in optimal for that is 6.3, so that's what I'll pH my bucket to right now. So right now the pH readers showing 7.7, so I've got to drop it a decent amount. Sometimes you might have to raise it, raise the pH, In which case you want to use pH Up of course. But I always just need to lower it so that's why I've got my PH down. Another thing I'd like to mention as if you are doing nutrients, be sure to add all of your nutrients and Coco wet if you're grinding cocoa, before you pH your water. Because once you mix that up the nutrients will change that pH, so stir everything in before you pH check the pH of that and then go from there.
So like I said soil is 6.3, coco choir is 5.8. If you are growing in DWC, deep water culture, it's kind of a two-part deal. You have what's best for veg and then you have what is best for flowers. DWC, oh and I forgot to mention you need something to stir with and so I have this big spoon to mix everything up with. But with dwc you want to keep the ph and the range of 6.0 to 6.3 during veg.
Once in flower you want to use a range of 5.7 to 5.9, and that's for flower that second one. Okay so now we're right around 6.4, so I'm just going to add a small drop cuz I'm going for 6.3 and then I'll stir that in and we'll be all finished. And it's really as simple as that to pH your water as well as nutrient mixes. So don't forget to do this because it's something you want to do every time you water and it's going to help you get the best results when growing at home.
Alright folks, there you have everything you need to know about how to pH your water and nutrient mixes, no matter what Medium you're using or if you're going and hydroponics. If you guys enjoy the video please give it a thumbs up and don't forget to comment below with your feedback. Also feel free to subscribe to the GreenBox Grown Channel and to turn on notifications for updates on my latest grows. As always thank you guys for watching and until next time…
Dylan @ GreenBox Grown