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What is the best soil testing kit

chembluechemblue West Bromwich Posts: 38
New to gardening and don't understand different soil terms. However my soil doesnt look very healthy compared to other gardens. 

Please advise

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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Your basic soil testing kit will only tell you if you have acid/neutral/alkaline soil not if it's poor in nutrients.
    With all soils you can't go wrong adding manure as a mulch in autumn or digging in buy in bags or find a local stables,
    Google will turn up helpful info on how to tell if your soil is sandy/clay or more loam,
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,559
    You can pop your postcode into this site and it'll tell you what the soil is like generally in your area
    http://www.landis.org.uk/soilscapes/#

    As said above test kits only give an indication of pH, and they're not very reliable anyway
    Lots of organic matter dug in will enrich your soil

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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