Why test your soil?
Plants need food (nutrients) for health growth. Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potash (N, P and K for short), play a vital role in plant growth just as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and protein do in our health.
Plants also need to correct pH (acidity / alkalinity) level, which controls how well plants utilize the nutrients available in your soil. All plants have a pH preference, so it is important to know the pH level of your soil. You can then choose plants with the same pH preference, avoid those that will not do well in your soil or know how to go about supplying their special growing needs. By testing your soil, you determine its exact condition so that you can fertilize and/or adjust pH more accurately, effectively, and economically.
When to test your soil?
Soil should be tested periodically throughout the growing season, but it is especially recommended to test before planting in spring and when preparing beds in fall. And, if you feel your plants are not growing well, a soil test may help.
The easiest way to test
The rapidest Soil pH Test is designed for simplicity of use with accurate results. For gardeners already familiar with soil testing you'll appreciate the unique, patented, specially designed "color comparator" and capsule system that make quick work of testing. For those of you new to soil testing, you'll appreciate this easy, fast and fun way to achieve better growing results from your gardening efforts!
All you do is put a sample of soil into the comparator, add powder from capsule, add water, shake and watch the color develop. Then, note your test results. Fast, easy and it only takes a few minutes!
Included in the kit are:
Color comparator, 10 pH capsules, complete instructions for adjusting soil pH and pH preference list for over 450 plants for the home, yard and garden.