so as you know this is my first grow (posted in grow journal)
I decided to start filtering my tap water through a chloramine / chlorine / etc etc carbon filter.
I was doing a feed when the truncheon arrived so I tested the mute water. Read 400ppm with Bergmans nutes. Some people have mentioned I need to lessen it from the amounts shown on Bergman’s feed chart since that is coco grow not soil.
I just ran a couple fresh gallons through the filter, stuck the probe in, notta zip zilch meter would not read anything
(lowest scale is 0.4ec or 200ppm
I thought ok water too cold. warmed it up still no reading.
Ran straight tap water in a glass same result meter registered nothing.
dropped a 1/4 tsp of Stage 3 nutes, meter popped up about a 300ppm instantly.
Is it even possible my tap water is that low in TDS?
Sorry. I got nothing for you. I have well water. And for my plants I use mostly captured dehumidifier water, then I then distill, so my water is near zero PPMs. So I don’t take any readings until I have added whatever nutes I am adding.
Awesome thanks all for the feedback.
I have never really been a plant type person. Had a couple little gardens and slaughtered my share of house plants. Growing Groot has given me a new appreciation on our veggie friends.
So much so on my grocery show this afternoon I was forced/pitied into trying to rescue this poor Hyacinth (which I only know because it’s printed on the side.)