PlantiT PH Meter
PlantiT PH Meter is reliable and easy to use. Small and lightweight, it is ideal for any grow room.
The PLANT!T pH meter features:
- The LCD dual display shows pH and temperature readings
- Calibration is easy with a one touch auto calibration and can give up to a 3 point calibration
- The meter is IP65 waterproof rated
Why you need a PH Meter
To grow plants successfully, particularly in hydroponics. It is necessary to monitor and adjust the pH of your nutrient solution on a regular basis. In general, plants grown in hydroponics like a pH of approximately between 5.5 and 6.5 (plant species dependant) with a little bit of variation within this range. This is because plants can only absorb certain nutrients at a pH close to 5.5 and others at a pH closer to 6.5.
If your nutrient solution strays out of this optimum range for too long, your plants will not be able to absorb all the nutrients that they need and will become deficient, leading to slowed growth and eventually sickness. To avoid pH problems, and the plant problems that it can cause, it is wise to check and adjust the pH of your nutrient solution very regularly (every day if possible). Soil grown plants tend to like a pH of around 6.5. A good way of finding out the pH of your soil is to test the run-off water which comes out of the bottom of the pot when you water.