Tea pH Down - Citric Acid Safe and Effective
Compost tea has been shown to raise pH over time. If a tea's pH is too high, it can cause nutrient uptake issues in the soil. To prevent this, it is a good idea to make sure that your pH is below 7.2, even lower if you are having Calcium deficiencies. Citric acid is a natural additive that will drop the pH of your tea. The exact amount will depend on your water type, but generally, 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of water should lower a gallon of water by 1.0 point. You will want to use pH paper or a hand held meter to get an accurate idea of how much to add. This level of Tea Brewing is for gardeners that want to get the very most out of their garden. If you don't pH your tea, don't worry, you will still do a great job, as tea helps to even out some of the imbalances.
**1 lb is approximately 2 cups, or 100 teaspoons. 1 pound could treat up to 400 gallons, maybe more depending on your water.**