1 am growing in soil using water soluble nutrients. Is it necessary to test the pH of the soil as well as the pH of the water?
The pH of the soll is important because it is roots’ living environment. Once you know the soll’s pH, you have an idea of what the irrigation water’s pH should be. Soll probe pH meters test the pH of the soll directly. Soll can also be tested with a water probe.
You can get an idea of what is going on in containers or raised beds by checking the pH of the drall). water. Its pH should be within the correct pH range. Plants that are grown in a nutrient that is too acidic grow slowly and are stunted. When the pH is too high, the plants also grow slowly with unusual light green color.