If your plants appear stunted and yields are low, the problem may be caused by poor plant nutrition or unfavorable soil conditions. By testing your soil, you determine its exact condition so you can fertilize more effectively and economically.
Our soil test kit provides everything you need to assess the state of your soil, so you can adjust it to suit the plants you want to grow. Both new and experienced gardeners will appreciate this home soil test kit. We found this soil test kit easy to use, quick and informative.
Features & Benefits:
- Test your soil before fertilizing and save money
- Helps you adjust soil nutrients for healthier plants and higher yields
- Lists nutrient requirements and pH preferences for over 450 plants
Soil Test Kit Includes:
- Tests 4 key factors: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P), Potassium (K), and pH
- Includes 10 tests for each factor (40 tests total)
- Supplies: 4 color coded test chambers, 40 test capsules, dropper for transferring soil solution, complete instructions, and fertilizer recommendations
Soil should be tested periodically throughout the growing season. In particular, it is recommended to test before planting in Spring and when preparing garden beds in Fall.
In this soil test kit all supplies are color coded for simplicity. Simply mix soil sample with water, transfer some of the solution to the test chamber, add powder from matching capsule, shake, and wait while the solution develops. Then compare the color of soil solution to the color chart on the reference chamber.
For N-P-K test results, the nutrient level is indicated on a scale from 0 (depleted) to 4 (surplus). For example, possible nitrogen test results are N0- depleted, N1- deficient, N2- adequate, N3- sufficient, and N4- surplus. For the pH test, results are indicated on a scale from pH 4.5 (acidic) to pH 7.5 (alkaline). Record test results and use to adjust fertilizers.
With many fertilizers available for different growing situations, it can be difficult to choose which fertilizers you need to improve your garden. Most fertilizers and soil amendments are labeled with a N-P-K rating (i.e. 4-2-6) standing for the ratio of primary plant nutrients: nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) and potassium (K). These three factors are crucial to the development and success of all plants.
Nitrogen is synonymous with plant nutrition. It is directly responsible for producing leaf growth and green leaves. A nitrogen deficiency causes yellow leaves and stunted growth. A nitrogen surplus causes overabundant foliage and delayed flowering.
Phosphorous is necessary for growing plants. It is the major constituent of plant genetics and seed development. Phosphorous is also essential for photosynthesis. Phosphorous increases plants' vitamin content, seed yields, and fruit and flower development. It also builds resistance to disease and prepares plants for winter conditions.
Potassium or Potash allows plants to regulate water and promotes protein synthesis. These processes are necessary for plant tissues to be well structured, strong and hardy to environmental conditions. Plants deficient in potassium are often stunted, root systems are poorly developed and leaves may be dried out at the edge.
Testing Soil pH:
Another important factor for plant health is the pH level of your soil, which controls how plants utilize soil nutrients. All plants have a preferred pH range for optimal growth. In general most cultivated plants prefer a slightly acidic to neutral pH range of 6.0-7.0. Outside of this range some soil nutrients become unavailable.
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|Key Feature||Test kit measures key nutrients (N-P-K) and pH levels in your garden soil.|
|Origin||Made in the U.S.A.|
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