The set up is soil (blend of FFOF and FFHF) in 5 gallon cloth pot that is sitting in a 16"dia x 3"deep tray to catch runoff and feed back.
I’m using GH Flora nutes, 1/2tsp per gallon of each, and feeding a gallon at a time. I PH the batch down to 5.8-6.0 before feeding (my tap water is around 7-8). When I checked the runoff water in the tray, it’s low. Like down around 5.0-5.5.
I don’t know how it can possibly be that low, considering the soil mix and the nutes I’m using, but I’ve checked it several times and get the same (low) results.
The way I understand these cloth pots work, they soak that liquid back up into the soil as the plant needs it. I’m worried that if it’s soaking up that low PH water, it’s going to hurt the plant in the long run. Is it okay for me to keep going like this as long as my feeding PH is correct?