Water PH Alkalinity
Is water PH or alkalinity (hardness, calcium) important?
I have read that commercial potting mixes plus fertilizer are formulated to the correct PH for the plant . Therefore I have assumed that water PH 8.5+ doesn't need to be corrected as the soil and fertilizer would maintain correct PH between repotting. I believed the soil/fertilizer would neutralize the alkalinity of the water. Is that true?
However calcium/mineral deposits do accumulate on stems and on top of soil very fast. I flush the coffee pot and cooler with vinegar to dissolve deposits. Should I water regularly with water/vinegar Can I either water regularly with water/vinegar solution of 6.5(?) PH or occasionally flush out the minerals in the plants in a vinegar/ water solution (not too strong, PH range?) Should I worry about it as I repot regularly? Does anyone else have this problem? Any ideas or solutions
This post was edited by lucky123 on Wed, Mar 26, 14 at 22:06