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Could anyone recommend a reliable pH tester for repeated use on different gardens? Many thanks


  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 601
    If you want accurate, them send a sample to a lab in my opinion.   Otherwise you can use either bicarb or vinegar to work out whether soil is weakly/strongly acid or alkaline.  Most garden testers aren’t hugely accurate so would need to do loads of tests and take an average. 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 5,038
    You can check your soil pH on-line now.
    If you type your postcode in to this DEFRA site, you'll get a pretty good idea of your soil pH, type and lots of other soil info.

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