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Re: Soil pH


Manual may have been written before acid rain got to be a problem.  I would
think distilled water too. But I wouldn't think rainwater would have a pH of
4, would it? (compared to my10 tapwater)

Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 9:42 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Soil pH


> Hum... rainwater should be acidic... how about distilled water?
>
> Donna
>
> >
> > What water did you use?  If you used my tap water, its pH of 9 or 10
could
> > skew the results.  My meter manual suggests rainwater.
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Z5
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 9:19 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Soil pH
> >
> >
> > > Hey Jim
> > >
> > > I just got a test kit from my local ag chemical company.  Much cheaper
> > than
> > > a meter.  You add soil and water shake a little and it gives you a ph
> > > reading.  I think it was about five bucks.  Probably not as accurate
as
> > a
> > > meter but how accurate do you need it to be?
> > >
> > > David
> > > http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> > > To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 12:35 PM
> > > Subject: [CHAT] Soil pH
> > >
> > >
> > > > 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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