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#1 FrozenInTime OFFLINE  

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Posted March 22, 2015 - 10:44 PM

What's y'alls take on these soil ph and fertilizer rate meters/probes used on gardens?  Are they accurate, worth the $35?  One is solar, the other 2 battery powered.



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Posted March 23, 2015 - 05:21 AM

Never used one, Noel.
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Posted March 23, 2015 - 07:21 AM

I haven't seen those around locally. Although it's tempting to say that it's hard to make an accurate instrument for 35$, the advancements in sensor technology in the last 10 yrs have made things possible and affordable that we never dreamed of. I'd look for feedback from users or reviewers of these devices.  35$ is not a lot of money, but if it caused you to add too much or not enough fertilizer it could end up costing you a lot more in time and lost crops. 


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Posted March 23, 2015 - 12:04 PM

I use my local cooperative extension office.  They do a full soil analysis and tell you what ammendments you need to apply.  All for free.  Or sort of free, courtesy of your state tax dollar..........


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