Indispensable for plant cultivation - this multifunctional soil tester is an indispensable instrument in cultivation of vegetables, fruits, flowers, and lawns. It will also be useful for enthusiasts of pot plants!Two functions - this tester will allow you to measure the soil pH (acidity) and humidi... more >
Parameters such as pH (acidity) and humidity of soil have a substantial impact on healthy development and beautiful appearance of the plants cultivated, as well as on the size and quality of crops obtained. Thus, if you want to take your cultivation of vegetables, fruits, and flower to a higher level, you have to equip yourself with one indispensable device – a 2-in-1 soil tester. Thanks to our device you will learn the value of all the above listed soil parameters in a quick and reliable manner - in your garden, backyard, or greenhouse, on your balcony, or in the flowerpots at your home! Out tester will also come in handy when caring for lawns!
The knowledge of the pH value of soil facilitates planning to a great extent, and later it helps maintain optimal conditions for the plants cultivated. The majority of garden plants grows best in soil with a slightly acidic or neutral pH value (6.0-7.0). The soil with such parameters is friendly towards development of beneficial microorganisms, and also makes mineral ingredients readily available to the plant roots. A soil that is too acidic kills beneficial bacteria and invites fungal mould, as well as formation of water-insoluble chemical compounds from minerals.
- Set the slider to moisture measurement (MOIST)
- Place the metal ending of the humidity meter in the soil, at 3/4 of its height (this actions should be performed very gently in order not to damage the meter or the plant’s roots)
- The humidity measurement takes place using probes located on metal endings.
- Read the value on the device scale and refer the indications to the soil humidity level recommended for a given plant.
pH level measurement:
- Prepare a single soil sample, best if collected at multiple spots (300 – 400 g), and remove stones, grass blades, roots, leaves, etc. from it
- Pour the soil into a 0.5 L jar and add some water to it so that it becomes muddy. Set the slider to pH level measurement.
- Wipe the meter end carefully with rough paper or a brush and slide the probe into the soil prepared.
- Take the reading on the device scale after 60 seconds.
Adding sulphur to the soil reduces its pH, while adding lime increases it. Since the amount of these additives depends on the soil type, it is necessary to take advantage of appropriate gardening manual when choosing them. Lower doses of sulphur (lime) are used for lightweight soils that contain little humus, while the higher ones are used for fertile soils that are abundant in it. Proper pH value of soil is maintained by using appropriate fertilisers.