Hello all I wanted to start this thread to see what actual growers are doing with their PH levels. Most of what I read is contradictory it seem. From what I understand PH can be anywhere between 5.5 and 7.0 and looks like the general rule of thumb for most is to keep it at 6.0. I think that is the general rule because it’s the point where the plant can absorb most of the nutrients it needs.
Looking at charts different nutrients are taken in with different PH levels. Like maganese, boron, and iron are best taken in at 5.5. Nitrogen, and potassium at 6.0. Phosphorus and sulfur at 6.5. So I know potassium isn’t really needed until bloom but this is a genenal practice thread and not to focus on a single compound.
To me it seems to reason that adjusting the ph levels every other day in the veg state between 5.5 and around 6.3, and bloom phase maybe between 5.9 and 6.9ish. Does anyone do this? Maybe keep the ph at 6.0 for a few days then on the next round lower it a bit to 5.8 then next watering take it to 5.6 then go back up the same way and back down again?
It would probably be a pain in the ass and maybe that’s why it’s not done or not common? It seems most out it at 6.0 and leave it there the entire time.