They look very good
I will look into the water and soil pH. not trying to be lazy...just simple!
some tap water can be like POISON to plants, you can bring it to any company that sells water filtration, bottled water or water softeners, they'll test for free. I'd start there, on the other hand, some people grow with tap water and have no problems, your call. Thanks for sharing! You're on the right path!
You would have 2 ropes at the bottom, each pulling in the opposite direction. It causes it to bend higher up the stem verses pulling the roots out.back brace?