how does it work,how do i know my soil is good for planting? - Asked by Magdel1
10 Nov 05:22
Hi, the meter work on an electrical conductivity basis. Soil pH testing is done to see how acidic or alkaline your soil is. pH means potential Hydrogen. It measures the number of H+ ions in the soil water.
It's a logarithmic scale that goes from 0 to 14 with 0 being most acidic, 7 being neutral and 14 being most alkaline. Because it's a logarithmic scale each jump is a ten fold increase so a soil with a pH of 5 is 10 times more acidic than one with a pH of 6 and a 100 times more acidic than one with a pH of 7. I am no gardening specialist thus cannot tell you if your soil is good for planting - different plants needs different types of soil.
14 Nov 09:40