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How often should I use Gorton's?

Gorton's can be used 1 x per week or 1 x per every 2 weeks initially, then scaled back to 1 x every 2 or 3 weeks after the first 2 months of use.

How much do I use?

We suggest using 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons per gallon of tap water as the solution is highly concentrated.

Do I need to mix Gorton's Solution into the water?

Once you add Gorton's to water, or water and nutrient mix, stir well. Let sit for at least 1 minute to let Gorton's settle before measuring the new pH.

What is the optimal pH of my plant?

What if my pH is already too low?

If you are using distilled, purified, or any other water that already has a very low pH (below 6) then you will need to purchase a "pH up" which is very inexpensive and easy to find. Add in the suggested amount of "pH up" and then proceed to follow the directions for Gorton's.

What is pH?

pH is the acidity or alkaline level. You measure this by either using litmus paper, which isn't extremely accurate or by using a digital pH meter which you can purchase for as low as $12.99 on Amazon or you may also find both of these at your local gardening, pool, or hardware store.