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Can I use ball mason jars to hold my fertilizer mix?

Can I use ball mason jars to hold my fertilizer mix? im curious as they do have copper in the lids

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Yes.... Why would the copper content of the lid matter?
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Keep them upright and I imagine you'll be fine. I'm not even sure if it would matter anyways. My ball lids are all coated in something, and are steel.
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Mason jars also screw into the blade assembly on most, if not all, blenders. Good for grinding up coarser ferts into a finer and more homogenous blend. Spices too.

You can keep ferts in mason jars. No worries about the copper. I usually use those plastic containers from Crystal Light and similar drink mixes though. Good size, easy to spoon from, easy to open.
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Ahh I'm dosing with liquid ferts(that i mixed up)...i wasnt sure if it would cause a problem

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Only a point not mentioned: Most of our Iron stuff (CSM+B, EDTA/DTPA Fe, Ferrous Sulfate, etc) is sensitive to light. You can effectively avoid this problem with something like a beer cozy over the mason jar or keeping it in a dark place between dosing, of course
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