Complete EC & pH levels chart for hydroponic plantsby Aqua Gardening / 10 December 2021
A seasonal chart showing the recommended pH and EC levels for growing hydroponic plants in clay balls, coco or soil.
EC & pH levels for hydroponic plants
In order to get the best results from your hydroponic plants, it is recommended to give them the optimal growing conditions. The handy chart below shows the recommended EC (electrical conductivity), pH (potential hydrogen) and the best hydroponic or organic soil growing media for each type of vegetable. Hydroponic grow medias include Clay Balls/Perlite, Coco Peat or a quality soil based grow media known as Terra (such as Canna Terra Professional soil or a quality soil from OGS or Dr. Greenthumbs).
Seasonable vegetable grow chart for hydroponics
The recommended season for growing each type of vegetable is also listed in the format S (Summer), A (Autumn), W (Winter) and S (Spring). The seasonable vegetable guide is best suited to South East Queensland or the Brisbane area with a sunny dry winter and a hot humid summer.
How to test and adjust your pH?
The easiest way to test the pH of your hydroponics system is with a pH test kit or a digital pH meter. You can adjust the pH of your hydropnic system by choosing a pH Test Kit which includes pH Up and pH Down.
How to test and adjust your EC?
The easiest way to test the EC of your hydroponics system is with a digital EC meter. You can adjust the EC of your hydroponics system by either adding more nutrients to increase EC or by adding fresh water to decrease the EC.
We hope you find this pH and EC guide for vegetables useful, if you would further information you can: