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The Luster Leaf Rapitest Soil pH Meter 1840 is specifically designed to tell you instantly how acid or alkaline your soil is with an included plant care brochure listing more than 350 optimum pH levels. The Rapitest Soil pH Meter has the convenience of no litmus paper or chemicals required, and is made with tethered stainless steel. This soil meter allows you to modify soil conditions and to confirm which plants will suit your garden. No batteries are needed.
|Material / Construction:||Stainless steel|
|Special Features:||No batteries required|
|Warranty:||Limited one year|
|Shipping Weight:||3.00 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Luster Leaf Products, Inc. (Mfg. Number: 1840)|
Raising and lowering pH is not an exact science and most plants have a reasonably wide pH tolerance, certainly to within 1 pH point. The long list of pH preferences below indicates that while a majority of plants can survive on a pH around 6.5, some need a particularly acid or alkaline soil. Altering pH takes time. Do not expect rapid changes. Work steadily towards giving a plant its ideal conditions.
Sandy Soils: A light, coarse soil comprised of crumbling and alluvial debris. Loam Soils: A medium friable soil, consisting of a blend of coarse (sand) alluvium and fine (clay) particles mixed within fairly broad limits with a little lime and humus. Clay Soils: A heavy, clinging, impermeable soil, comprised of very fine particles with little lime and humus and tending to be waterlogged in winter and very dry in summer.
Tips on Testing:
- Don‘t leave the probe in the soil longer than necessary because the metal electrodes may pit, with the possibility of damage to the meter mechanism.
- Insure that the probe is wiped clean and well dried before storing in order to minimize the oxidation of the metal electrodes.
- Be sure to keep the probe away from metal objects.
- Use the meter only in soil. Do not place the probe into water