Tagged: soil PH etc.
April 14, 2019 at 6:47 pm #63001
Have been looking at instruments to measure soil PH.on Google …..
They seem to vary in price from £6 to over a £100.
What do you use please … would very much appreciate some advice/local knowledge on this topic?
xxxxxAnneApril 15, 2019 at 7:12 am #63011
Hi Anne. I have a gauge which has a stem you stick in the soil and a meter which goes from acid to alkaline (or visa versa )I wouldn’t have paid much for it.April 15, 2019 at 8:26 am #63012
Right, thanks Cilla, that sounds about easy enough for me to cope withApril 16, 2019 at 1:57 pm #63019
I have the same as Cilla Anne it is ok, does the job and didn’t cost a lot from memoryApril 16, 2019 at 4:01 pm #63020
Thanks Jenny … it’s next on my garden shopping listApril 16, 2019 at 4:44 pm #63021
WaltParticipantApril 16, 2019 at 5:21 pm #63023
Thanks Walt That looks just the job and now I can search for a nameApril 16, 2019 at 5:39 pm #63024
Abafia Soil Testing Kit. Check on Amazon.April 16, 2019 at 5:47 pm #63025
Brilliant … I have got Dom onto it
Thanks WaltApril 17, 2019 at 4:17 pm #63028
I am holding it Walt!! it’s just like your picture, so thank you All, and Dom, and the post for such extraordinary serviceApril 22, 2019 at 3:55 pm #63132
I remember going through this thing on Ph meters some years back. The general thought was that most of the probes were unreliableApril 22, 2019 at 4:45 pm #63133
Well ’tis done now Tony and I think it will help to guide me a bit. Let’s face it I have gardened for over 60 years without any knowledge of soil PH just what flowers like which conditions. I hope it will guide me a bit with crop growing, which is mostly new to me. What part of it do you think is unreliable Tony?April 22, 2019 at 10:01 pm #63135
It was on the original clickers Anne and the main complaint was that on the cheap probes you seemed to always get the same reading. The one I had always registered 7 even in a lime solution. Not many people take a Ph reading, they just add lime to the brassica area each year. I think I am the only one on our allotments that takes Ph readings My meter can be calibrated before use each time. the neutral setting  is done with distilled water, the high setting is done with milk of magnesia that has a know Ph of10.5April 22, 2019 at 10:50 pm #63137
Okay, thanks for that Tony, those numbers are useful . I will have a further fidget with my gadget and see what comes about. It’s certainly not worth me paying for one that costs over £100! I’ll also get some lime for the greens as well as more Ericaceous compost for the potatoes and tomatoes and Berries
… Wonders … where can I get coir instead of peat?
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