Electronic Soil pH Tester and Test Kits
pH testers, also called pH meters, are essential tools for home gardeners
to establish a healthy garden soil. Your soil should be tested, spring, fall
and whenever you add significant amounts of mulch, compost, manures and other
materials to your garden.
The proper pH is vital for maximum health and growth of your plants. Each
plant has it's own ideal pH range. pH testers allow you to find the current
pH level, so you can make adjustments, to optimize your plants' growth. More
about soil pH.
Find the ideal level for your favorite indoor and outdoor plants:
Sure, you can take a soil sample and have it professionally analyzed. These
tests can be pricey, and the results are often hard for the average home
gardener to interpret.
Wise gardeners turn to inexpensive and easy to use soil testers to check
pH and basic soil fertility. There are two basic types of testers for the
Compost, like garden soil, has a pH value that varies, depending upon what
you put into your composter. Test your compost, before mixing it into your
garden soil. Learn about compost pH.
Electronic Soil Testers
This meter is by far the most popular. An Electronic Soil Tester measures
pH and overall soil fertility. These testers are battery operated, produce
results in minutes. Home gardeners use this meter to frequently test various
areas of their garden, and the gardens of family and friends. The only downside
to an electronic soil tester, is it measures "overall" fertility. It doesn't
measure the separate levels of Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium.
Electronic Soil Testers are a "must have" for all home gardeners.
More on Electronic Soil Testers
Chemical Test Kits
are an easy to perform, use once chemical kit. It is quick and easy to use.
It separately tests pH and levels of Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium.
When you need to know the levels of each fertilizer, this throw away kit
is for you. It only costs a few dollars.