A Outdoor 3 Way With The Squatch


#503

it was strong really strong!


#504

Is it getting slow on taking water.


#505

@SmoknGranny

Oh Granny…That’s awesome. I just know what I can do with that…lmao Thank you


#506

hey @SmoknGranny does @garrigan65 know?


#507

What? That you whisper in my ear when he’s not around :rofl:


#508

I thought you might like it :wink:


#509

@SmoknGranny

Never fear Will is here… It’s large Granny bu it should help you out a lot. save it to your files this should help you when you need it.

PH and Growing Cannabis in Soil
PH?

Okay lets get the technical bit out of the way. Ph is measured on a scale of 1.0 to 14.0.
Pure water has a Ph of 7.0 and is deemed Ph neutral. Ph below 7.0 is deemed to be acidic
and Ph higher than 7.0 is deemed to be alkaline.

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A product that decreases Ph (Ph-down) is called an acid while a product that increases Ph
(Ph-up) is called a base. A product that helps nutrient solutions resist changes in Ph is
referred to as a buffer.

A Ph difference of 1.0 is equal to a ten times increase or decrease in Ph. That is, a
nutrient solution with a Ph of 6.0 is ten times as acidic as a nutrient solution with a
Ph of 7.0. A Ph difference of 2.0 is equal to a hundred times increase or decrease in Ph.

It is essential to keep the Ph levels within certain limits when growing cannabis. The Ph
level of your soil will ascertain how well your cannabis plants are able to take up the
nutrients. If the Ph level is out of the correct range, the growth rate of the plants can stall or even stop.
Ideal Ph Levels for Growing Cannabis

When growing cannabis in soil the Ph should usually be around the 6.5 – 7.0 mark. When
growing in pots, a single Ph reading for each pot is advised. When growing outdoors it is
best to take two or three Ph measurements from different areas of the grow area. If you have
a large grow area, you may have to adjust the Ph in various parts to different levels. Check the
Ph every couple of weeks.

Most nutrients will cause a Ph change in the soil. Adding fertiliser to the soil often results
in a lower, more acidic Ph. As time goes by, the amount of salts produced by the breakdown of
nutrients in the soil causes the soil to become increasingly acidic and eventually the concentration
of these salts in the soil will hurt the plant, effecting production and destroying the leaves.

As the plant gets older its roots also become less efficient in supplying food to the leaves. To help
avoid the build-up of these salts in your soil and to ensure that your plant is getting all of the
nutrients it needs, you can foliage feed your plants at the age of about 6 weeks.
Checking the Ph levels Of your soil.

There are various ways of checking the Ph level of your soil, the most common ones being the PH metre,
Ph test kit, Soil Ph metre and the soil test kit.

Ph Meter: used to calculate the Ph level of water, nutrient solutions and soil.
A digital Ph meter is long lasting, and in general they give more accurate results than other methods
of measuring Ph. They have probes and batteries that eventually will need to be replaced. This is the
option that we recommend in most cases.

Ph Test Kit: used to determine the Ph of liquids like water or nutrient solutions.
Simple Ph test kit to check Ph levels. They are low cost, simple to use, and can be used many times.
However, you will eventually run out of Ph test liquid and have to buy a new kit and they can be a
pain in the proverbial.

Soil Ph Meter: used to check the Ph of soil.
Soil growers could also get a soil Ph meter to measure the Ph level of the soil. They work by inserting
the probes of the unit directly into the soil you are
growing in, and taking a reading. Follow the manufacturers instructions included with the soil Ph meter
you have and you will get accurate measurements.

Soil Test Kit: used to calculate various elements or just the Ph, for example: Nitrogen, Phosphorus
and/or Potassium levels
Another option for soil growers is a soil test kit. These are simple to use and dependable kits that
contain separate tests for Ph, nitrogen, Phosphorus, and potassium. They give instant outcomes on the
soil conditions in your garden.
Adjusting the Ph Levels

A good way to stabilize the soil for growing cannabis is to use dolomite lime (calcium-magnesium carbonate).
Dolomite lime acts slowly and continuously, so soil will remain Ph stable for a few months. It is important
to use the finest grades of dolomite lime. Dolomite lime has been used by gardeners as a Ph
stabilizer for many years. It has a Ph that is neutral (7.0). When added to soil in the correct proportions,
it will stabilize soil around that 7.0 mark.

When growing in pots, add one cup of fine dolomite lime to each cubic foot of soil, lightly water it and wait
for a day or two before checking the Ph.

If you use soil specifically aimed at cannabis growing then it is already going to have the right quantities
of many things and should stabilise itself.

Lowering Ph: small amounts of composted leaves, cottonseed meal, or peat moss will lower the Ph of soil. We
always use ‘PH Down’ a product specifically made for this purpose and available in a bio version.

Raising Ph: small amounts of hardwood ashes or crushed egg shells will help to raise the soil Ph. Hydrated lime
can also be used to raise the Ph of soil…
Conclusion

Straightforward but very important. My general ph routine is 6.3 as seedlings climbing up to 6.5 throughout.

:slight_smile:


#510

Oh Oh I heard that…lmao


#511

Bookmarked. And I will try to get my computer up over the weekend and print it out. Thanks for posting that for me :hugs:
Please let me know when you use the pattern :grin: Once I can get my garage cleaned up and organized, I’m hoping to move up my big wood tools and set up a space for my dremel. Once I get my cataracts removed I am going back to learning power carving and start back with my birdhouses. Heck, I may just renew my woodworking magazine :blush:


#512

Yes it sure is @Sasquatch…it’s slower than molasses in winter


#513

I figured it was but mines not…don’t understand why either…that’s one thing I love about growing is to grab a plant and hug it and get that smell! Lol…even my Bruce Banner isn’t that strong and they said it would be super super loud…but oh well what do ya do @Sasquatch


#514

yeah when they get near the end its tight in there… @BIGE told me about these . gona put some in my bags next year to help with that…


#515

My plants aren’t as pungent as I thought they would be either… but they do smell! My clone is doing ok so far. My tall nectar plant I had to cut a couple limbs off it today. just waiting on them autos ……


#516

Very very potent smell!


#517

Well I guess my nose is broke cause their not nothing like that…I mean they are starting to but I’m used to being able to smell them from 15 feet away…


#518

I think its got to be all the wetness around here.


#519

Well yall are growing them outaide. Mine were in a tent


#520

Mine stunk big time when I grew them last year. We’ve had a unusual spring/summer over our way. I grew GL and WW this year both stunk till they got sick


#521

Any one out there growing autos ? can you fem them if so when ?
Got my autos in the mail today… and I’m soakin them now .
5 days from order date… killer
took down the last of my girls today…

@Laurap @Hogmaster @garrigan65 @Countryboyjvd1971
and any one else that’s got a opinion …. getting-stoned


#522

Can’t offer any help on autos my friend…and I damn well hate you lost all your girls…they were looking so damn awesome @Sasquatch