The SNAP Hydroponics working solution is the water and nutrient solution mixture that is used together with growboxes and seedling plugs to grow plants. This set of pictures shows how the pH of the solution starts initially and how it performs overtime.
pH checks are not required to run a SNAP Hydroponics system. This grow is for experimental purposes.
We are trying to grow Kale Red Redbor by Ramgo seeds. Seeds were sown on the 28th of June and were transferred to seedling plugs on the 14th of July.
The water from the tap is very basic. It is full of carbonates and other materials. Our municipal water supply is of poor quality. It is taken directly from a creek and fed through the pipes often without any filtration. We don’t drink water from the tap.
Above is the measuring cup I use. SNAP Hydroponics nutrient solution is added to water at 2.5mL per liter.
As you can see from the pictures above. SNAP is acidic enough to pull the pH from 8.2 down to 6.4. A fresh mix of SNAP working solution has a pH of 6.4. This measurement is consistent with the pH of the solution in the growbox I’m growing kale in.
The measurements below are taken nine days after the system is setup.
I rechecked the pH a couple of days later and it reads 7.2pH. I’ll continue to post updates about this grow.