pH Adjusting For Growing 101

Importance of pH 
The pH of water determines the solubility and biological availability of chemical constituents such as nutrients (phosphorus, nitrogen, and carbon) and heavy metals (lead, copper, cadmium, etc.). For example, in addition to affecting how much and what form of phosphorus is most abundant in the water, pH also determines whether aquatic life can use it. In the case of heavy metals, the degree to which they are soluble determines their toxicity. Metals tend to be more toxic at lower pH because they are more soluble. (Source: A Citizen's Guide to Understanding and Monitoring Lakes and Streams)


pH scale

pH: Definition and measurement units 
pH is a measure of how acidic/basic water is. The range goes from 0 to 14, with 7 being neutral. pHs of less than 7 indicate acidity, whereas a pH of greater than 7 indicates a base. pH is really a measure of the relative amount of free hydrogen and hydroxyl ions in the water. Water that has more free hydrogen ions is acidic, whereas water that has more free hydroxyl ions is basic. Since pH can be affected by chemicals in the water, pH is an important indicator of water that is changing chemically. pH is reported in "logarithmic units". Each number represents a 10-fold change in the acidity/basicness of the water. Water with a pH of five is ten times more acidic than water having a pH of six.

For most plants, the optimum pH range is from 5.5 to 7.0, but some plants will grow in more acid soil /water or may require a more alkaline level. The pH is not an indication of fertility, but it does affect the availability of fertilizer nutrients.
Plant Nutrient Availability According to Soil pH
How do you adjust your pH?
TNB Naturals granular pH UP & DOWN is non-caustic, so it won't burn your hands and since it's so gentle, it won't harm the beneficial bacteria. It's even safe for use with aquaponics.  🌱🐟 


TNB Naturals pH UP & DOWN is composed of all natural ingredients with the addition of no harmful chemicals. This innovative way to lower the pH levels of your hydroponic or liquid fertilizer is both simple and cost effective. Simply add a small amount to your water, mix thoroughly and check your pH levels.
The pH (potential hydrogen) of a nutrient solution is a very important aspect of plant growth and proper management is essential for healthy plants and lush gardens.


TNB Naturals granular pH UP & DOWN

TNB Up and Down provide growers with a user friendly and safe way to maintain appropriate pH levels for optimal plant growth while being gentle enough to not harm the microbes and the beneficial bacteria. For use with soil, hydroponics or aquaponic systems.
It's important to manage the acidity / alkalinity of your water and/or nutrient solutions for healthy, happy plants.
Our all-natural pH UP & DOWN has no dyes or harsh chemicals to harm the microbes. Perfect for the all-naturals growers paying attention to what they are putting in their food or medicine. 

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