Have you ever wondered if there was a way to test soil that didn’t involve buying chemical kits, and alot of faffing about?
WELL there is!
Now let me just say I know this is probably not as exact as the bought kits etc, but it will give you a damn good idea on how your soil is doing! So hopefully someone finds this helpful.
Also I find it easier to do the videos than to type for an age, I always end up with no blood left in my arse cheeks if I start typing, because it almost always turns into a full scale novel! :/ Hopefully you enjoy the videos more :)
well dun Victoria, we need people like you that are all ways trying to move forward and take the time to experiement, for the benefit of us all, keep it up and don’t let people that will want knock you’ put you off,
just the sort of testing kit i need as all ingredients from the kitchen cupboard, shall be doing a test later today with some soil from the allotment and some from my garden, will let you know the outcome :yes:
I can see this simple test would give an indication if your soil was aciidic but without a ph reading how would you know how much lime to add to correct the ph to the value required ,or would it be a guess?
Mick I remember you asking the question about lime and how much to use,if you use perlka as a club rooot prevention you need an accurate ph reading,as perlka will raise the ph to 9,then you need to check when its dropped to 7 before planting brassicas.