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    SOIL Supersoil and water pH

    Hey all first post here. I am new to growing using the super soil method and still uneasy about leaving my water pH alone..

    I have 3 clones growing for 1 week in happy frog/nature's living soil mixture ( lower 1/3 of container) and top 2/3 pure happy frog.

    I use tap water with a pH of 7.5 to 8 which is pretty damn alkaline and just have a hard time believing I don't need to adjust it down, so I've been adjusting with lemon juice to between 6-7 when I water.

    Do I really need to do this? Will the soil really buffer the pH for me, even at this early stage of growth?

    So far the plants are looking healthy and showing signs of new growth.

    Thanks for your input!
    Biz

    #2
    I don’t use super soil, but I can tell you this... the nutrients are usually acidic. I never PH adjust water or nutrients in soil runs anymore. I use FF happy frog for smaller plants and FF ocean forest for med-larger ones. I can PH up my nutes and PH down my water all through out the grow cycle. Well, I have also found, over the years of growing, that the higher PH in the water neutralizes my lower PH in the nutrients. So my soil at the root zone stays at 6-6.5 consistently. The run off check never fails me. Plus plant vigor is consistently very healthy.
    With the time release nutrient system in super soils, and with the soil having PH buffers on its own, I would just follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
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      #3
      Originally posted by Toker1 View Post
      I don’t use super soil, but I can tell you this... the nutrients are usually acidic. I never PH adjust water or nutrients in soil runs anymore. I use FF happy frog for smaller plants and FF ocean forest for med-larger ones. I can PH up my nutes and PH down my water all through out the grow cycle. Well, I have also found, over the years of growing, that the higher PH in the water neutralizes my lower PH in the nutrients. So my soil at the root zone stays at 6-6.5 consistently. The run off check never fails me. Plus plant vigor is consistently very healthy.
      With the time release nutrient system in super soils, and with the soil having PH buffers on its own, I would just follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
      Thanks for your input! I'll give watering a try without adjusting and see what happens.

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        #4
        "I never PH adjust water or nutrients in soil runs anymore." Just check pH after you add the nutes. Bat Guano is very acidic. I have city water that is very alkaline so I do adjust down just for watering, but not feeding.

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