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    TFTest Kit for soil PH

    Spring is in the air. Can I test my soil PH using my test kit?
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    Re: TFTest Kit for soil PH

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    Re: TFTest Kit for soil PH

    Thanks for the quick response.
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    Re: TFTest Kit for soil PH

    Quote Originally Posted by billybrobob
    Spring is in the air. Can I test my soil PH using my test kit?
    I was thinking, "With which test kit?", but Scott must have known what you meant. The following links should address your question. The first one is a 'HOW TO' article, the others are pH soil tests you can purchase. No idea which test of the many available is better.

    http://www.thegardenhelper.com/acidsoil.html

    http://www.amazon.com/Soil-Tests-Nit.../dp/B0013WGEPY

    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/ite...esting-_-4EVY4
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    Re: TFTest Kit for soil PH

    Swimming pool PH tests are really only good between about 6.8 and 8.2, while soil PH varies over a much wider range (mostly lower). You could find out which side of the pool PH range the soil was on, but most likely you couldn't find out what the PH actually was because it would be out of range of the pool PH test.
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    Re: TFTest Kit for soil PH

    Thank you for the replies. My nephew was making deisel last year and asked me how to measure ph. It rolled into voltage vs. visual. Can't do visual test without clear water. My bad, no is right.
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    Re: TFTest Kit for soil PH

    Your county agricultural extension office will do soil pH tests for you; I think it's still free in Florida. Look for your county office here.
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