How do people mix small amounts?

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For people who work with only a few plants, how do you mix water for them?
I water with less than half a litre at a time when my plants are in the small pots but the smallest amount I can mix is half a gallon. I heard that after the bottles of nutrients have been mixed, some of the elements start to synthesize and become unavailable for the plant so I don't want to mix a whole gallon and then use that over time because by the end, I will have problems (I could be wrong about this but I think I'm right and I think that is why the nutrients are in separate/many bottles instead of just a veg and bloom).
Same with the pH.
After only hours of the pH down being in water, it neutralizes back to 7 pH. This is easier because it is easy to pH small amounts but it is still inconvenient to have to do it each time.
 
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For people who work with only a few plants, how do you mix water for them?
I water with less than half a litre at a time when my plants are in the small pots but the smallest amount I can mix is half a gallon. I heard that after the bottles of nutrients have been mixed, some of the elements start to synthesize and become unavailable for the plant so I don't want to mix a whole gallon and then use that over time because by the end, I will have problems (I could be wrong about this but I think I'm right and I think that is why the nutrients are in separate/many bottles instead of just a veg and bloom).
Same with the pH.
After only hours of the pH down being in water, it neutralizes back to 7 pH. This is easier because it is easy to pH small amounts but it is still inconvenient to have to do it each time.
All i do is divide the amount of nutrients I put in based on the amount it suggests on the bottle and how much water I want to use. For instance;

example : calmag -2ml per gallon. If I only want to use a quarter of a gallon then I would divide the nutrient dosage by 1/4. Which would give me .5ml per 1/4 gallon of water. Make sense?
 
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All i do is divide the amount of nutrients I put in based on the amount it suggests on the bottle and how much water I want to use. For instance;

example : calmag -2ml per gallon. If I only want to use a quarter of a gallon then I would divide the nutrient dosage by 1/4. Which would give me .5ml per 1/4 gallon of water. Make sense?
But how do I measure out 1/4 ml or 1/8ml?
 
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Get an empty milk jug or distilled water bottle (4litre) mix a gal. Use what ya need and reseal. Shake before next use and ph adjust if you are only the amount you remove. Store in the dark.
 
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Get an empty milk jug or distilled water bottle (4litre) mix a gal. Use what ya need and reseal. Shake before next use and ph adjust if you are only the amount you remove. Store in the dark.
I personally do this as well, but I do know some people who don't have a whole lot of money for nutrients in the case the gallon ends up spoiling so I usually suggest what I mentioned above for those who are trying to conserve nutrients.
 
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Get an empty milk jug or distilled water bottle (4litre) mix a gal. Use what ya need and reseal. Shake before next use and ph adjust if you are only the amount you remove. Store in the dark.
I also think it depends on the type of nutrients that are being used. Some don't like to settle for long periods.
 
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I personally do this as well, but I do know some people who don't have a whole lot of money for nutrients in the case the gallon ends up spoiling so I usually suggest what I mentioned above for those who are trying to conserve nutrients.
How does it spoil?
 
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How does it spoil?
Some nutrients I use turn over time. For instance I use one nutirent called Ryzofuel from Cyco nutrients. It's a kelp based product that does turn over time. That being said I guess it will even turn in the bottle it ships in over time too..... so maybe it's a moot point... lol
 
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Would definitely not do it with bacteria or fully organic bit organically derived or synthetic... exactly as you said. All those should be added right before use
 
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