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  • Can I adjust pH naturally?

    Created by Breck on

    Is it ok to use Citric Acid as a natural PH down and Baking Soda (Sodium bicarbonate) as a natural PH up? Thanks.

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    Eric Vinje

    Hi Breck –

    You bet you can use baking soda and citric acid (or vinegar) to adjust pH in your hydroponics reservoir. My only concern is that it might not stay adjusted for very long. Also, after doing a bit of research online, it’s apparent that these “natural remedies” may create nutrient uptake problems, which can wreak-havoc down the road. My suggestion: play it safe and purchase a commercial pH adjuster. They’re relatively inexpensive and for the most part, trouble free!

    Happy gardening!

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