Optical Soil Test Chamber, 25 test capsules, 10 for pH and 5 each for Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium, dropper, test tube holder and complete instructions for adjusting soil pH, fertilization guidelines and pH preference list for over 450 plants for the home, yard and garden.
This Rapitest Digital Soil Test Kit is designed to make soil testing easier than ever. At the heart of the system is the optical soil test chamber. The Optical Soil Test Chamber will recognize the color hue specific to your soil’s pH and nutrient levels. The tests are performed in four color-coded test tubes, one each for pH, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potash. The testing reagent capsules for each test are color-coded to match the tube caps. A dropper is provided to facilitate transferring the test solution into the test tubes. The kit also contains a convenient test tube holder, which will hold all four test tubes while the color is developing.
Why Test Your Soil?
Plants need food (nutrients) for healthy growth. Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potash (N, P and K for short) play a vital role in plant growth just as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and protein do in our health. Knowing the levels of these nutrients in your soil is crucial to better maintaining your plants.
When Should You Test Your Soil?
Soil should be tested periodically throughout the growing season, but it is especially recommended to test before planting in Spring and when preparing beds in Fall. And, if you feel your plants are not growing well, a soil test may help.