Ph??

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  1. Greetings a humble knf novice here
  2. by chance has anyone tried testing the ph on your diluted inputs before feeding the soil I tested mine and found out it was very acidic in the 4.4 ph range is this ok to apply to the soil
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Lime would kill your biology, but it isn’t necessary because at 1:500, FPJ should barely effect your pH reading. Something else might be going on.

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i could see how the inputs them self r high in acid after the fermentation but when u add them at a 1:1000 or 1:500 mix with water i dont think its gonna lower the PH that bad to bring it down from a base 7 to 4 is a lot of acid i feed my blueberrys a highly acidic water about a 4 but i use  2-3 cups (16-24oz) of unused coffee to 1 gal of water i would think u should test your base water PH and see where u r starting u may need to add something to your water to raise the PH back up to 7

  • skywalker
    Thanks for the reply my water starts about ph 6.6 to 6.8 but after I add LAB and FPJ at 1-1000 ratio it drops drastically to the ph 4 range I was a hydrophonic guy trying Organics now and I’ve never seen such a drop in ph like this – also I’ve read that adding ph adjustment solutions (ph up/down) it potentially harms the microbes is this true?
  • dagoofman
    i have never checked the PH of my water mix b4 i will have to test it now to see ….. u can always add things like lime or wood ash to bring the PH back up that shouldn’t hurt the microbes at all
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