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violet

  • Joined Jul 2009
Soil Test Kit
« on: February 24, 2011, 08:03:35 pm »
Does anyone know the shelf life of a soil test kit?

I've had mine - unopened now for two years. When I did a soil test today other than the PH, I got no results at all from potasium, phosporus & nitrogen. Without going into detail, I'm certain that this is not accurate - could it be the test?

Thanks folks

robert waddell

  • Guest
Re: Soil Test Kit
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 08:16:30 pm »
well if yours did not work mine will definately not      25yrs old

Blonde

  • Joined Mar 2011
Re: Soil Test Kit
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011, 02:47:12 am »
 It is best to replace a the end of the growing season and start a fresh.  If you have an elctronic device then they last a whole lot longer.    but the powders are just short lived.

violet

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Soil Test Kit
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2011, 10:57:08 am »
That's a relief, I really didn't know that about the powders. What type of electronic device do you use?

25 years Lillian  :o and I thought I was a hoarder  ;D

Blonde

  • Joined Mar 2011
Re: Soil Test Kit
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2011, 01:17:57 pm »
That's a relief, I really didn't know that about the powders. What type of electronic device do you use?

25 years Lillian  :o and I thought I was a hoarder  ;D
There are electronic ph testers that you can buy it might be a case of looking them up on the internet.  Each country probably has something different.    they lahve been around for many years.  but you dont have to throw them out at the end of the year, if you look after it it wil last.  Generally they run on battery.   

 

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