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WillyWonka started grow question 3 years ago
I’ve been watering with rain water collected from my water butt in the garden. What’s people’s thoughts on rainwater as opposed to tap water? Mother nature’s water seems like a good idea to me?
First grow ever
15 weeks
First grow ever WillyWonka
+2 strains
67 comments · 3 years ago
Week 1
Techniques. Defoliation
The_Projexx answered grow question 3 years ago
You could use either or , at the end of the day it matters what the PH is like you always want to correct it to the right PH for medium . I can see your medium is soil based on that information your PH should be anywhere from 6.5 - 6.8 in order to prevent any nutrient lock outs . If your unsure what your PH is your local hydroponics shop or amazon will have them pretty cheap as well you can get the general hydroponics test kids for like 8-12$ and this kit will help you keep your PH range in check as well as you could go a little fancier and get a PH pen these usually will have a digital read out and they are very accurate . They range in price anywhere from 20-100$ depending on the brand . In order to correct your PH you will need products such as PH up and PH down they are very cost effective as you only use drops at a time to adjust your PH because of their strength . Other then that both waters are pretty much the same , you might get different minerals in the rain water then you would the tap water but its pretty much the same except i might suggest leaving the tap water out with no nutrient solution in it for 2 days so the chlorine can evaporate . Your in good shape and well on your way to having some kick ass young ladies ! I hope this information helps you ! -Happy Growing!
Removed answered grow question 3 years ago
i use rainwater with very good results and no issues to my plants - just don't save the rain water for too long - if you do store the rainwater - keep it out of the sunlight or light in general - to prevent any type of growth in the water itself
KrashAndBurn answered grow question 3 years ago
As long as you make sure that the ph of the rain water is adjusted properly it should be fine. Most rain water is safe for human consumption also most plants get there water from the rain
Removed answered grow question 3 years ago
Tap water usually it's very hard and alkalline (high pH); rain water is on the other hand neutral to slight acidic pH wise, which is perfect for cannabis.