optimal ph when using miracle gro soil indoors
hello i would like to know the optimal ph when using miracle gro soil?
The optimal pH when growing in soil is 6.5 - 6.8. When growing hydroponically (in water), it is slightly lower at 5.5 - 5.8.
Some DIY methods to adjust pH in soil include:
Lemon juice. 1/4 tbsp can bring a gallon of tap-water from 7.4 to 6.3.
Hydrated lime. flush soil with a teaspoon per gallon of water to raise pH.
Baking Soda. eats acids to raise pH.
Calcium carbonate. raises pH (Usually found in TUMs for heartburn)
Symptoms caused by pH being out of range vary. Make sure to check the temperature, humidity, and make sure you are not overwatering the plant (water it as SOON as it begins drooping. You want to let the soil oxygenate for a bit but not dry out completely. If it remains wet for too long, bacteria will begin growing in the soil and rotting your roots.