=================================================== =================================================== UNTESTED THEORIES/HYPOTHESIZES =================================================== ===================================================Using these two powders Cinnamon & Ground Mustard as micronutrients and PH up and PH down. Been looking at Google and have not found too much about using these or even other common household items as plant nutrient supplements. Will the actual "flavor" of these spices effect the overall finished product of tomatoes or other plants? Cinnamon may be nice, but mustard would probably be terrible. Cinnamon Nutrient Profile Cinnamon is alkaline (PH UP) I don't know how much is too much though per gallon...Cinnamon is also rich in magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and potassium. It also has good amounts of sodium, iron, and manganese, along with small amounts of zinc, copper, and selenium. Another thing about cinnamon is that it has excellent fungicidal and pesticidal properties. The sodium may be the only bad thing in the cinnamon for our babies. Seems like it would be a great micro nutrient for flowering However, cinnamon is not water soluble, would the plant still uptake it's nutrients? ===================== 2 Tbsp Calcium 52.10 mg Copper 0.02 mgIron 0.43 mg Magnesium 3.12 mg Manganese 0.91 mg Phosphorus 3.33 mg Potassium 22.41 mg Selenium 0.16 mcg Sodium 0.52 mg Zinc 0.10 mg ===================== Mustard Seeds Ground Mustard Seed Powder is very acidic, about the only acidic spice I could find that is low in salt. It also has pesticidal properties from what I have been reading. Despite the bad taste, it should be able to help bring your PH to a desired level. ===================== 2 Tbsp Calcium 10.64 mg Copper 0.03 mg Iron 0.37 mg Magnesium 14.80 mg Manganese 0.10 mg Phosphorus 33.12 mg Potassium 29.52 mg Selenium 8.32 mcg Sodium 0.52 mg Zinc 0.24 mg ===================== Any other suggestions for common cheap store found items, for nutrients or PH Up or PH Down? I really just want input. I haven't even tried this yet, it may be flawed all together. I have not yet even put cinnamon powder into water to see how it effects the PH. Should I add a tablespoon to, lets say a gallon and see what it does. My other question/theory/hypothesis will be in the next post.