bl0nd3 Posted November 8, 2014 Report Share Posted November 8, 2014 Hello there, Iv been doing some research on nutrients and PH testing and keep getting somewhat confused, as most instructionals and guides will tell you to test the water PH level before feeding the plants, but when i read grow diaries, people test their grow medium. Im a COMPLETE begginer, and i do feel like a d**k for asking very basic questions every knows as common sense, but im a complete newbie, so would be extremely greatful if anyone could possibly answer these questions for me... just yes or no would be fine, but any extra information is always appreciated. *When people/articles reffer to nutrients, do they mean the PH adjusters, or are nutrients a whole additional thing i need to take into consideration aswell as the PH levels? *Do the PH adjusters have to be specifically made for the medium type im using?(i plan on using a mix of canna coco peat, coir, vermiculite and perlite) *To find the PH levels of your plants do i take a bit of the planting medium in a test tube and test it ? *If its to acidic or alkaline do i add the adjusting solution to the feeding water? *do i need particular nutrients when using LED lighting? *When testing how can i be sure im testing the right area, because if i just add a few drops of feeding solution, it oviously wont be absorbed by the entire pot/container that the plant is sitting in, so how can i be certain im measuring the correct areas of the medium for an accurate measure *(if nutrients are different from PH adjusters) Do i test PH levels before adding nutrients, and again afterwards? *i was looking at digital PH testers and some have a meter on them that say "dry -------- wet" ... even though these are offered by hydroponic sellers, im guessing this is not the correct type of PH testing tool im after, or is that the one i need? Are there any HIGHLY RECCOMENDED nutrients that has alot of people raving about how great it is? iv come across a few articles, but most seem to be advertisments, so im wondering if theres some types that are well known in the growing community...and available in australia Any responses and advice are trully greatly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance.Happy growing Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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