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Re: Soil pH


Thanks, Kitty. Can you put a brand name on that gadget?

As you know, Florida is a limestone formation; generally high pH. Many [maybe most] tropical and subtropical fruits and flowers are happier in a lower pH. I think it would be beneficial to some of my plants to be able to raise or lower the pH.

On Jun 6, 2005, at 3:43 PM, kmrsy@comcast.net wrote:

I have a cheap 2 prong meter at home, about $30. I used it extensively
while I was taking my Guelph classes. Based on readings, I made
additions to the soil and the subsequent readings reflected what I would
expect, so I think it was reasonably accurate. I've read that these
cheap meters aren't to be trusted, but it was sufficient for my use.


I've never bothered with a soil test for my beds because it makes no
sense to me. Each bed was developed separately and I simply can't
understand how mixing soil from each will give me any relevant info on
any single bed. If it were an undeveloped yard, I could see mixing
samples from several areas, but not in my situation.


--
Kitty
neIN, Zone5

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How do you [all] determine soil pH? [Trying to decide if it's worth
springing for a meter.]

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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