Mixing your own fertilizer solutions might seem like a daunting task at first. But once you understand some fertilizer basics you’ll realize it’s not that hard to do. One of the biggest benefits of mixing your own fertilizer solutions is the amount of money you’ll save. Another benefit of mixing your own solutions from dry fertilizers is that it requires less storage space than pre-mixed fertilizers which are often in liquid form.
Where to begin mixing your own fertilizer solutions depends on the type of hydroponic system you are using. For the most part, smaller water reservoirs can be treated the same. However, larger deep water culture systems may require a few more components which will be discussed later in this article.
You need to be sure you have calibrated pH and EC meters before you start mixing your own fertilizer solutions. It is important to continue to calibrate your pH meters weekly to ensure correct readings.