Asked on Apr 8, 2013


Phil BaumanAnnaSusan


I am looking for a soil ph / moisture tester, does anyone have any recomendations.
I am also trying to keep the price under 100 dollars. Thank you and Happy Gardening
4 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 8, 2013

    Phil, most home quality pH meters are unreliable. Tests done though a state extension service use far more sophisticated equipment and are generally inexpensive. In fact, in your case, I think a basic soil test may be free.

  • Susan
    on Apr 8, 2013

    If you have a local agricultural center state or university level my offer testing for free . Check around.

  • Anna
    on Apr 8, 2013

    I think they may sell the kits at some stores. I remember picking some up at the Home Depot, but I never used it. Maybe try to buy some litmus paper online, or get some phenolphthalein or red cabbage juice to use as an indicator.

  • Phil Bauman
    on Apr 9, 2013

    Thank you all, I guess it is a trip to County extension office for me.

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