ph for promix-hp

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by growindoobies, Jan 7, 2008.

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    growindoobies

    growindoobies Well-Known Member

    i've been having problems with growin in promix-hp. i think i might have my ph off by a bit.

    if anyones using promix-hp, what are you keeping the ph at?

    thanks
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    ccodiane

    ccodiane New Member

    I use that stuff. You really have to adjust the ph a bit to bring it up to 6-7 range. It varies, but I've measured ph readings out of the bag at 4.8, usually around 5.5 though. I use hydrated lime, mixed with water at 2 tsp a gallon to wet the dry stuff, then mix in fine dolomitic lime at 1/3 cup per gallon of soil. You could probably go more but I try not to get the calcium too high, can affect uptake of K, I think. Might have to look that one up. I even have to water with a real high ph water, 10-11 using potassium hydroxide/ph up, occasionally throughout the grow to keep the ph around 6.5
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    growindoobies

    growindoobies Well-Known Member

    shit i guess it really pays to use good soil like all-mix
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    ccodiane

    ccodiane New Member

    Availability, price, and quantity. Promix is pretty damn good.
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    growindoobies

    growindoobies Well-Known Member

    is the sunshine mix#4 the same deal as the promix? ive been in hydro for long enough that i cant mess around with the soil before i plant (dont have the time anymore) and also cant risk screwin it up either. i just need more vertical room for yeild right now. my table sits 3ft high and pots would clear up way more vertical space. plus my hydro room is already in use.

    any soil recemedation as a good out of the bag soil? actual dirt or soil-less?

    i just dont want to have to amend the soil anymore. gh all-mix is pricy and you dont get a huge amount but you can just throw it in a pot and ph your nutes to 6.4 and your set.

    anyone know a cheaper product that's simalar?
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    growindoobies

    growindoobies Well-Known Member

    anyone else?
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    shnazul23

    shnazul23 Well-Known Member

    i use Fox Farm oceans forest mix and its doin great its only about $17 and the hydro store. the ph usually 6.8-7 out of the bag.
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    growindoobies

    growindoobies Well-Known Member

    how big is the bag, is it the little one? i think i know the one. im filling 5 gal buckets so it can get a little pricy
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    ryryman43

    ryryman43 Active Member

    I use pro-mix for potting and seedlings. It seems to work great.
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    ccodiane

    ccodiane New Member

    I also use sunshine #4. Same technique to amend as the promix, as both are adjusted to 5.5 before bailing.
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    goatamineHcL

    goatamineHcL Well-Known Member

    my homie has been getting the ph to right at 6 when he waters and the promix is doing great
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    ccodiane

    ccodiane New Member

    Cool, I want that batch. The peat they use must come from all over, because I have seen from high fours to high fives.
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    goatamineHcL

    goatamineHcL Well-Known Member

    i dont know what the soil ph is that is the ph of the water he is putting into the soil he hasd a soil ph tester stick thing but i dont know how you would change the soil ph i guess add lower oh water?

    its not the hp promix its called pro mix bx i think its in white package with a orange line aorund it

    but so far it is working great his plants (not mine i dont break the law) are looking really healthy and he repotted them into 5 gal buckets alst night using all pro mix

    i know like 5 people who all use pro mix and everyone is happy with it

    like i said bx not hp i dont know what the difference is
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    ccodiane

    ccodiane New Member

    You get it at a nursery store? UHS?
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    goatamineHcL

    goatamineHcL Well-Known Member

    i get it from a feed and seed store in town i mean he gets it thier
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    ccodiane

    ccodiane New Member

    Something, not right. Can't get my brain around it? J/K Feed and seed stores rock.
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    Corey

    Corey Well-Known Member

    yea im having this same problem right now. I used a pro mix and the soil ph is like 5.0 I keep adding dolomitic lime but its not going up, The lime that I have is not super fine powder maybe thats my problem, I would say the grain size goes from powder to half a seed size,, is this about normal size..
    My plain is also to get sunshine mix 4# mix it with a little perlite not much cause number 4# is already has good drainage also add worm castings and dolomitic lime.
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    gan

    gan Active Member

    does anyone know where to get worm casatings
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    gan

    gan Active Member

    does anyone know where to get worm casatings
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    danksmoka27

    danksmoka27 Member

    how do you check the PH in soil less ? i'd like to get a meter but its kinda pricey. and ive seen the drops u put into a little vile and match the color but i dont think that would work cuz the water comes out brown or stained to begin with. i think those are just for aquarimums and pools. maybe they work?? i'd like to try those litmuth papers we used to use in high school chemistry. but i dont know where to find those.

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