In order to achieve maximum yield, it’s essential to monitor the nutrients of plants on a frequent basis. The goal of a cultivator is to create an environment where both water and nutrients are equally accessible for the plants. Two fundamental parameters control this hand-in-hand. Monitoring pH level helps you determine whether your plants have the ideal environment to absorb nutrients well. Measuring TDS/EC helps you avoid overfeeding your plants, which is a very common mistake made by many growers.

It’s okay to see that pH and EC/TDS levels slightly change throughout the cycle. There are no perfect levels to follow; only recommended ranges of pH and EC/TDS to control. Having both of pH and EC/TDS parameters help the growers understand how well and how much nutrients the plants intake.

Common parameters measured are pH and EC or TDS.

For more details, refer to these articles:

Power of pH

Master the Art of Measuring EC

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