pH and EC meters are very important in growing cannabis.

pH is the alkalinity of the water, this influences the absorption of nutrients. The ideal pH is between 5.5 and 6.5, if we are in lower or higher parameters the plants will not be able to absorb the nutrients.

EC is the conductivity level of water, it is the level of salt in a solution. The ideal EC level for growing cannabis is between 0.6 and 1.8 mS.

In our catalogue you will find liquids to lower the pH and to raise the pH, calibration liquids for digital measuring devices.


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pH and EC Meters in Cannabis Growing: Maintaining the Perfect Balance

Understanding pH and EC Meters

pH and EC meters are essential tools in indoor cannabis growing. The pH measures the acidity or alkalinity of the water and substrate, while the EC (electrical conductivity) measures the amount of nutrients dissolved in the water. These critical parameters directly affect plant health and performance.

Maintaining Proper pH

Proper pH is vital for nutrient uptake. If the pH is too high or too low, plants cannot take up the necessary nutrients, resulting in deficiencies and growth problems. pH meters allow you to adjust the pH of your irrigation water and keep it in the optimal range, usually between 5.5 and 6.5 for cannabis.

In addition to pH meters, there are also EC meters to check the nutrients in the water.

Monitoring the EC for accurate nutrients

The EC indicates the concentration of nutrients in the water. Measuring the EC allows you to adjust the amount of nutrients in the irrigation solution. Too many nutrients can cause overfeeding and damage to plants, while too few can cause deficiencies. Keeping the EC in the correct range ensures proper nutrition.

How to calibrate pH and EC meters

  1. Calibration: Before each use, calibrate the meters according to the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure accurate measurements.
  2. Sampling: Collect samples of irrigation water and substrate to measure pH and EC.
  3. Measurement: Immerse the meter’s electrodes in the sample and read the values on the display.
  4. Adjustment: If necessary, adjust the pH with acid or alkaline solutions and adjust the EC by adding more or less nutrients.

To find out how to correctly calibrate a pH or EC meter, we recommend that you visit how to calibrate a pH and EC meter.

The importance of balance

pH and EC meters are your allies in the precise control of growing conditions. Maintaining the right pH and EC ensures that plants receive the nutrients they need to grow healthily and produce abundant harvests.

Boost your growing with pH and EC meters

Mastering the art of cannabis growing involves understanding and managing critical factors. Meters provide you with the information you need to optimally adjust your growing conditions. You’ll be well on your way to becoming an expert grower who maximises the potential of your plants.

In our catalogue you will find pH-lowering and pH-raising liquids and calibration liquids for digital measuring devices. And you can but all in our grow shop online.

In short, the meters are essential tools for maintaining the perfect balance in your cannabis growing. They ensure that your plants receive the right nutrition, promoting healthy growth and abundant harvests.

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