Soil Test Kit, advice please
I've just bought a soil test kit from b&q, never tested before.
I've done 2 tests as per instructions, waited the require time.
Both times it tells me the soil is 8.0 as alkaline as the score goes up to.
Problem - soil taken from beside a flourishing well established rhododendrom, all neighbours gardens also grow rhododendrum, pieris, camellia etc...
I don't feel the result is right, has anyone else had problems with these testers?
The pack also says it will test nutrients (advice enclosed), there is a chart for these but no instuctions how to test, no separate bottle, or do I wait longer etc..
Does anyone know if these kits accurate? Are they easy to use 'incorrectly' ? Or are they just a waste fo time?
Secondly, is the test rod system any better?