When Growing any plant PH is a important factor. The PH scale starts at 0 (acidic) to 14 (alkaline) Cannabis requires when growing in soil 6.5 PH and when growing Hydroponic it should be 5.5-5.9 having a accurate PH helps the plant uptake the nutrients it needs if the PH is not correct it locks out nutrients. I use the liquid General Hydroponics PH up and down and a Digital PH meter to test the PH before adding water or nutrient solution to the soil or reservoir, gradually use one drop per gallon as it is very concentrated and needs a tiny amount to move the PH. You an also buy PH up and down in the powder form. You should also weekly test the run off (draining water) from the plant pots to make sure its 6.5 If not adjust it correctly.
TDS and EC
TDS is the total dissolved solids in your nutrient solution its measured PPM – parts per million. EC is the Electrical Conductivity that the PPM meter reads, always test the nutrient solution before adding it to plants newly sprouted seeds need a lower PPM around 100. As it starts growing in vegetative I raise the levels it can go up to about 700 depending on how big the plant is. In the later flowering stages its much higher around 800-1500 PPM depending on how far along the flowering stage is. Each week raise it little by little and every 2-3 weeks flush out the soil with a flush solution to rinse out nutrient build up also flush out before the flowering stage. In flowering 1200 PPM is ideal in the later stages each strain is different. Its best to use Reverse Osmosis water for Cannabis growing because the level is at 0 or is low so it leaves room to add the nutrients so the plants don’t get too much salts built up. In the flush out stages it shouldn’t go over 100 PPM in the water your using to Flush.
If you have any questions feel free to ask Thank you for reading.
Recently I had some bad health issues from smoking Medical Marijuana with Pesticides in it. It wasn’t stuff I grew but some I got from a friend.
Health Effects from Pesticide poisoning:
- Stomach Burning from over active acids
- Stomach Ache
- High Blood Pressure
- Gastric Issues
- Eye twitches
- Skin Rashes
Let me explain why pesticides can effect our health once its in our system Pesticides quickly kill good Flora the beneficial bacteria in our Gut. Once the good bacteria’s are killed off your body looses a main defense against the bad germs once this happens it compromises our immune system and makes it harder to fight off the parasites, pathogens, viruses Etc.
What you can do to strengthen your good Flora in the gut:
- Probiotics or Yogurts -Aids in maintaining healthy intestinal flora.
- Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables -Kale, cabbage, and cauliflower.
- Artichokes – Good sources of inulin.
- Bananas – Restores health of the bacterial community, may reduce inflammation also helps with stomach barrier and lining.
- Blueberries & Cranberries – Destroys bad gut bacteria’s and is a good antioxidant.
- Beans – Strengthens your intestine cells and improves absorption of nutrients and helps with weight loss.
- Fermented plant-based foods – Sauerkraut, kimchi, tempeh, and soy sauce. (Improves intestinal health and immune functions)
- Electrolytes – Helps replenish lost fluids inside the gut and body.
- Turmeric – Fights bad bacteria’s in Stomach also aids in other health issues.
- Garlic – Needs to be eaten raw to reap the benefits but it kills Parasites antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. (Ask your Doctor before using)
- Coconut Juice – Heals Stomach Ulcers also good for dehydration.
- Cayenne Pepper – Dulling Stomach Ulcer pains and helps heal them.
- Raw Honey – Reduces inflammation and soothes the stomach lining and also helps heal the injuries.
If you ever feel sick to your stomach after smoking this may be the reason so discontinue use and get another supplier for your Cannabis Medicine. I am not a Medical Doctor or had any medical training if you are seeing a Doctor for this issue or any other related issue its important to follow their directions and take the Meds they prescribe to you. I made this article to share my own experiences with others. Thank you for reading any input is appreciated. Take Care & Aloha!