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The Best Way to Stabilize the pH of Growstones

by 09 Apr 2023

The Best Way to Stabilize the pH of Growstones

Growstones are essential for a plant's growth; since they act as substrates for budding plants. Besides that, growstones also act as a soil conditioner, thus, providing the plant with additional water and air retention space. They are mostly made from 100% recycled glass, making them both environmentally friendly and extremely beneficial for your plants.

From being used as a hydroponic setup to acting as a helping agent for all kinds of plants, growstones are impressive for your plant's growth. However, before we can use growstones, we need to prepare them. In other words, we need to make sure that they are dust-free and pH-balanced, especially for using them in a hydroponic system. So, today, we'll discuss how you can prepare your hydroponic system.

Preferred Method of Prepping and Using Growstones

  • Wash your growstones with water to eliminate any trace of debris.
  • Keep the growstones under tap water with an adjusted pH level of 5.5. Remember, if you want the best possible results, soak it in a bucket where the water's quantity is twice that of the number of Growstones.
  • Also, don't forget to discard the water in the garden after 24 hours of soaking.
  • The next step is to flush the growstones with well water adjusted at 5.5 pH.
  • Now, your growstones are ready to be placed in your system, along with the pH adjusted nutrient solution.

Substitute Method of Growstones Preparation

  • You can start by making some small holes at the bottom of the growstones' bags.
  • The next step is to rinse the materials with a garden hose from the top and begin draining.
  • The last step is to mix one part of growstones with two to four parts of composted soil, coco coir, peat moss, or similar mixtures for optimum results.

Adding Plants to your Growstones

  • In the first step, you need to be careful by setting the roots in a specific hole; that can contain them.
  • Next, you must cover plant roots with the rinsed growstones by pressing them with your hands firmly.
  • Finally, you must water them to create a firm contact between the roots and the new environment.

Final words

Experts believe that the growstones make an ideal medium; since they have a rough surface. The surface then forces the roots to branch further. Furthermore, the water then promotes water as well as nutrient uptake in the plants.

So, what are you waiting for? Get a bag of Growstones at and enhance your plant growth to the next level! However, if you want to find out more about how different grow media can help you amplify your plant's growth, then connect with right now! You can also connect with us at 866-GRO-INDR.

Sep 30th 2022
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