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Someone want to double-check me on a PH issue?
    #1276350 - 02/04/03 04:35 AM (14 years, 24 days ago)

Im trying an experiment (see my grow log "experiment in error").

I got a little ph test kit. I am doing pf style cakes, only using rye flour instead of brf.
With a regular 2:1 verm to rye flour ratio, and the simple minds water tek. I tested the ph of this (PRE PCing) and got a somewhat acidic reading of 6, or maybe a bit higher.
So I added a couple of heaping tablespoons of lime and gypsum (This per a nearly two gallon bucket of substrte)
I tested the ph again and it was on the alkaline side, a high 7 almost 8.

What I would like is for some of you to try taking a ph test of this same recipe before and after adding lime and gypsum (Maybe taKE better messurements then I did?)
I am currious to see if other people get the same or close to ph readings that I did.

And Id like some feedback about adding lime and gypsum to pf style substrates and adjusting the ph levels to help ward off contams.


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Re: Someone want to double-check me on a PH issue? [Re: KingCobWeb]
    #1276516 - 02/04/03 05:52 AM (14 years, 24 days ago)

>With a regular 2:1 verm to rye flour ratio, and the simple minds water tek.

The Simple Minds tek will turn out too dry if you use that much flour.


>And Id like some feedback about adding lime and gypsum to pf style substrates
>and adjusting the ph levels to help ward off contams.

Not necessary. The PF substrate is good as is comes.


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