Acidity, or pH plays in important role in Hydroponic gardening. Balancing the pH can make the difference between success or failure in your hydroponic system. The General Hydroponics pH Control Kit is your answer to this challenge. Many hydroponic and conventional gardeners seem to over-look this important aspect of gardening. Fortunately, there are products like the ones featured here to help bring acid levels back into balance for optimal plant growth.
The acidity level is measured on a 14 point scale. 1 being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline. Although a Neutral level is right in the middle at the number 7, many plants require a more acid pH level. Tomatoes, for instance are happy with a pH level of around 6.5, which is just slightly acidic. Pepper plants are need their pH to be between 6.0 and 6.5. Many popular herbs are also quite content with a pH between 6.0 and 6.5.
What does the hydroponic gardener do if the pH level is either too high or too low? Products like pH up and pH down that are included in the General Hydroponics pH Control Kit are great to bring things back into balance. It is important, however, to only adjust the pH after your hydroponic nutrients are added to the water, as the addition of the nutrients will also affect the pH.
Is The General Hydroponics pH Control Kit A Complete Kit?
The General Hydroponics pH Control Kit has everything you need to maintain healthy pH levels in your hydroponic system. This kit contains pH up, pH down and a testing kit. Add the pH up a little at a time when your nutrient solution pH is too low in order to raise it to the optimum level. The pH down will adjust the acidity in the opposite direction.
It is easy to test the pH with the General Hydroponics pH Control Kit. Just fill the included test tube halfway you’re your nutrient solution, add three drops of the included pH test indicator fluid and observe the coloration of the liquid in the test tube. You match the color of the fluid to an included color chart to determine your pH level. It is really that easy.
The General Hydroponics pH Control Kit includes everything you need, including:
- A test vial
- A pipette
- 1oz of pH test solution
- 8oz of liquid pH UP
- 8oz of liquid pH DOWN
So, if you are looking for a great pH control kit that works very well and is easy to use, the General Hydroponics pH Control Kit is it.