To get an idea of my soils ph I test the runoff of my watering, but I saw a soil tester that you stick in soil like a thermometer test ph and other stuff. Anybody use these?
was looking at one of those myself…an experienced review would be cool.
I use the soil ph tester. It seems to work well. I had trouble at first but i got easier.
They’re not accurate for long. They might work well early on, but they all go to shit lol.
I had bought 3 different ones from different brands when I was growing in soil. Ended up having terrible pH problems in my soil. My meter was lying to me after a few weeks each time with each meter I tried.
They are GREAT for testing how much moisture is in the pot though!
But for accurate oH reading for soil I would always recommend testing the runoff pH.
Was looking for thermometer for worm bin and my compost that’s like $19 but saw for $23? A 4 in 1 Moisture ph therm and ?
And on the subject of additives . Is there much of a difference between brands If npk about the same is one better than another like advanced nutrients vs general hydro vs dynagrow? Was trying to make my own mix. " Jheezy soil for when u want it easy" Wood ash natural source of k? Or p. One of those. Is that as simple as burning a log?
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That’s how I’ve been doing it. When I do do it. Lol. Guess I’ll stick with plain thermometer for worm bin. If I even do that -probably save the $20.
I had one never worked right
From my understanding, you pretty much have to polish the probe with fine emory cloth after each use to have any hope for an accurate reading.
I’ve tried 3 different probe testers and have thrown them all away. I’ve never tried the one you’ve shown.
Hi! I paid 14 euros for one of those, tests pH, moisture and light intensity. Since I don’t have anything to compare it with quality wise, I really cant say how good it is, but for now, I guess its ok. You can get them at any decent garden store.