- Jun 18, 2020
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The balls are actually Calcium Nitrate. If you would be able to filter/sift them out you could make it even easier. I'll try to explain...Umm maybe I didn't make that clear....
I weigh it out....but since I use the same scoop everytime I pretty much know what a level scoop weighs. I don't worry about balls vs powder I simply shake the bag up and scoop out the number of scoops I need, weigh it, adjust, dump it in the bucket of water.
I also don't try to mix 1 gal...I do min 5 gal. This requires 15 grams for the PPM I want. Its easier to get an even mix of balls/powder when using a larger scoop.
It's easier to make a stock solution which is lets say 200x concentrated. ie, 1L of stock would make 200L of usable solution and use a syringe to measure which is accurate ánd you know that the recipe is always correct, something a dry mix can't provide unless you mix an entire bag. But and there is a BIG BUT. That won't work in the state it is delivered (at least for the 1-part MC).
In it's dry form the Calcium Nitrate and Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate & Potassium Phosphate don't react, but when you put them in a highly concentrated stock solution the Sulfates and Phosphates will react with the Calcium Nitrate and form Calcium Sulfate also known as Chalk. This in turn will precipitate out of the solution and be useless for the plants.
If you could sift/filter out the balls then you could make two separate stock solutions from them. Let's keep the 200x concentration as an example.
- Metric - Well then you need 5ml of both stock solutions per liter of water (actually 990ml)
- Imperial - Well then you need 0.639fl oz of both stock solutions per Gallon of water (how much it actually is in this system you can calculate )