[NAFEX] soil tester
garden at leereich.com
Tue Feb 5 19:55:48 EST 2008
I also would be skeptical about the pH and especially the fertility
tests. I have an electronic testor that does only pH and it's of
dubious value. I also have one that tests light and moisture. I find
the moisture probe very valuable, much easier than digging holes and
feeling the soil. Soil is often dry at the surface but plenty moist
only a few inches down. I've had and used my moisture testor for over
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On Feb 5, 2008, at 11:12 AM, Jerrydana5 at aol.com wrote:
> Do any of you have any experience with these 4 way soil testers?
> Stark sells one and Gurney's sells the same one. They test light,
> moisture,ph, and fertility--n,p,k. Moisture and light seem pretty
> unnecessary-I have eyes and hands, but ph and fertility would be
> nice. But I am sceptical. Jerry in southern Indiana
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