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This topic contains 14 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  Victoriam4074 6 years, 6 months ago.

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  • #7787

    Victoriam4074
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    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 :)

    Vxxx

    #7788

    Anonymous

    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,:good:

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    #7789

    Victoriam4074
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    Thanks Cliff, I will never allow anyone to put me off anything I do! xxxx

    #7795

    cradleymike
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    What a super cheap way to test the soil using simple chemistry!

    #7831

    Beanstew
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    That was really interesting Victoria – and I’ll be trying it tomorrow.  Hope I don’t get any fizz or bubbles!  Keep the videos coming, its a really good way of learning.

    #7835

    Victoriam4074
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    Haha, thanks you folks :)

    If you follow the youtube link you’ll find my channel have many videos :)

    Still got the paper pot origami one, which require no tape, stapes or implements too! Along with honey rooting and willow rooting, among others :) Will still post here too however :)

    #7843

    karenp
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    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:

    #7901

    mick1970
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    ill be trying that brill:good:

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    #7902

    dandlyon
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    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?

    #7903

    Victoriam4074
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    Well you can and small amounts until the soil test shows a settled result….

    #7904

    dandlyon
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    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.

    #7905

    dandlyon
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    Surely Victoria that would involve more faffing about than one soil test or even  a simple  ph probe

    #7906

    mick1970
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    evening tony …………..i have not used any perkla yet i got some off mickyp not read into it yet which soil tester would you recommend to use without to much exspense i hate spending money

    #7910

    Victoriam4074
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    Yes Dandlyon, but I didn’t really mind doing that, I only had to test twice more, and It didnt take me long :)

    #7911

    Victoriam4074
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    Would also like to say that, this test is just good for seeing wether anything really needs done, last few tests have been pretty good! Its just a good indicator of any imbalances…I found.

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