Botany can be frustrating at times. There are a lot of factors you need to consider when planting such as temperature, humidity, and the size of your growth room. One factor that is often overlooked however is the pH level of your soil.

A ph meter is a must-have for anyone looking to grow a healthy yield of crops. Without it, you won’t be able to tell the acidity of your soil and this can spell a lot of trouble for your precious plants.

But before we talk about why it’s important, what even is this device? Why are our meters better than those of the competitors? Let’s answer all your questions.

What Is A PH Meter?

A pH meter is a device that measures the alkalinity or acidity of a substance. To understand this better, let’s do a little etymology. The name of this device comes from the term pH. 

pH itself comes from the mathematical symbol for log,p, and the symbol for hydrogen, H. This is because the formula for calculating the pH value is -log(-H). You don’t need to remember that, it’s just a bit of trivia.

This value however is important. It shows the ratio between hydrogen ions and hydroxide ions. In simpler terms, it shows how acidic or alkaline a solution is. The scale starts at 0 and ends at 14. The higher the number, the more alkaline a substance is.

7 means that it is a neutral substance while numbers higher than 7 show that the substance is alkaline and those lower than 7 indicate acidity.

But what does this have to do with getting a pristine growth room?

Why Is It Important For Plants

The pH value of your soil is a massive factor when it comes to growing different plants. If the acidity is too high, the seeds simply won’t nurture into healthy plants. High alkalinity has the same effect.

A PH meter can help you find out where the pH value is suitable for the plant you are planning to grow. If it isn’t, you need to use pH-altering chemicals to get the desired value. 

But where do you find a high-quality pH meter?

Why Our PH meters Are The Best In The Market

Luckily for you, Grow Shop Ireland has got you covered. Our pH meters are head and shoulders above all the other devices on the market. 

For starters, our sensors are of the highest quality meaning that you will always get accurate readings. Secondly, we pay special attention to durability. Our meters are both shock and water-resistant. You can use them for more than 365 readings.

Lastly, you can track your readings with the memory function. The meter remembers the last 10 readings. This comes in super handy when changing the pH levels of a patch of soil.

Overall, your satisfaction is our priority. So, in the off chance that our ph meter doesn’t meet your expectations, we have a 100% money back policy for any product that doesn’t suit you. You have nothing to lose; give it a shot.