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HockeyFrog started grow question 4 years ago
Hi,
Had a ppm test that was too high to register. The guy said wash my soil. I said maybe it's high due to being a 7 gal pot and it's really testing unused soil. I really had to flood it to get water for test. Then after rinse I can start my suite Leaf routine. Any thoughts ?
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Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi there! If your runoff EC is higher than the initial EC from your waterings, then you have a salts buildup somewhere in your soil. You don't have to flood it all to get a proper test, you can water verrrry slowly on a single location (on the outer border of the container) you'll see the water pour out at the same location you did water without flooding the whole container. There's no need to over-water it to test the EC, but you'll probably need to flush the medium for a couple of days, to get rid of its toxicity. I hope you'll figure this out, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch:
Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
Test your soil? you mean watering until runoff? My meter does the same when the runoff PPM is higher than 10.000 and I've never had problems since the soil I use has a lot of nutrients, just be sure not to feed until the plant has exhausted the nutrients in the media, you will know when the plant starts to show the first signs of deficiencies, which can take a while with 7 gallon pots.
OutForReal answered grow question 4 years ago
Hello ! So what was that ppm test result in ppm ? If the ppm/ec was too high you should flush your soil a bit but your plants looks healthy so I would only give are some water during next week(s) until your next ppm test is at the good level. Flush (rinse) your plants at that early stage could be a shock to her and her young roots system. Keep an appropriate Ph range around 6.2~6.5 . I hope it will help you :grin::+1: