The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

the best way to test soil ph?

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

I have recently become interested in testing the soil ph in my garden and would like to know what would be the recommended method, ie a chemical testing kit or a ph meter.



I reckon the best way is to use a chemical testing kit - I have never been particularly impressed by the meters. Aso, you should really take a range of samples from around the garden and mix them together before testing to get the most accurate answer.

Hope this helps,

26 Feb, 2009

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?