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Natural Ph Up & Down?

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  • Jul 08 2007 08:41 AM
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 08:41 AM

I read something a while back that talked about natural things to take ur waters Ph up and down... I think one was vinegar, but I don't remember if that took it up or down... I tried to search it, but I didn't find anything... Thanks:smoke:
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:08 PM

I read something a while back that talked about natural things to take ur waters Ph up and down... I think one was vinegar, but I don't remember if that took it up or down... I tried to search it, but I didn't find anything... Thanks:smoke:


Vinegar us highly acidic it will bring the PH down.

Baking soda or lime will bring it up.

I only went through the process once and was shocked to see how little baking soda it takes to adjust PH in a gallon of water. Mix a tsp with a gallon of water then use that PH up solution with a dropper on the gallon of water to adjust. Keep checking the PH as you add a few drops. You can do the same thing with straight vinegar as your PH down solution.

Perhaps others will have more specific recipes.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 03:32 PM

baking soda should only be used in a tight situation.Using it regularly will cause sodium build up.a 50/50 mix of dolamite and rock lime.is a better bet for raising soil ph.Ideally lime would be added when the soil is mixed.Another natural way to drop PH is to mix fresh ground coffee into the top 1-2 inch's of the soil.sulfur works well to in healthy soil,not as well in unhealthy soil as sulfur has to be broke down by bacterium to create sulphuric acid.A properly mixed soil with a proper feeding regimen will almost never need to be adjusted down.


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