Tips for mixing and flushing nutrients

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Fresh lettuce and herbs all year round.

Fresh lettuce and herbs all year round.

The first step is to mix nutrients and additives in water, then test with PPM meter. If needed, add nutrients or water to get the correct PPM.

Next, check the pH level with a pH meter. If needed, add pH up or PH down to get to the correct pH level.

HINT: test the water with nothing added, then add a teaspoon of nutrients, test the water again. Write down the difference, so you will know the change each teaspoon will make for each nutrient. Always check pH level after all nutrients and additives are added.

Ideal levels for PPM and pH (This is a sample, plants vary, please research your specific plant for specific details or ask us, we are here to help)

Grow:

  • Week 1 – 250 PPM and pH 5 – 6
  • Week 2 – 500 PPM and pH 5 – 6
  • Week 3 – 750 PPM and pH 5 – 6
  • Week 4 – 1000 PPM and pH 5 – 6

Bloom:

  • Week 1 – 1000 PPM and pH 6 – 7
  • Week 2 – 1150 PPM and pH 6 – 7
  • Week 3 – 1325 PPM and pH 6 – 7
  • Week 4 – 1500 PPM and pH 6 – 7
  • Week 5 – 1250 PPM and pH 6 – 7
  • Week 6 – 1000 PPM and pH 6 – 7
  • Week 7 – 500 PPM and pH 6 – 7
  • Week 8 – 0 PPM and pH 6 – 7

Flush

  • Week 8 – Flush

To flush, use the flush that your brand of nutrients offers (ask us for more details). Test each flush with the PPM meter until the PPM is 0. Once the PPM reaches 0, just use water.

 

 

 

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