Ok, I've read all the articles on pH and what it does for the plant, and how it works, but i still cant understand the process of actually changing the pH of the soil. This is how I have it figured out: Right now the run-off I collected from my soil is 5.0 (I know, I need to go higher, that is why I went and bought the test kit, I had suspicions the pH was off). So I have 1 gallon of distilled water and some GH pH Up. The pH of the water is around 8-8.5 (This is the water that I've been watering with the entire time). Do I raise the pH of the water 1.5 levels (I'm looking for a soil pH of 6.5) and continue to water with it and it will adjust itself? The pH Up that I got is in concentrated form, so its a powder. How much do I add to 1 gallon of water to raise it? Or can I just gradually add a little bit and keep testing it? Sorry this is SO newbish but this is my first grow xD Thanks for ANY help blades!!