Compact and easy to use, the 4 Way Analyzer soil tester is a tool every gardener will appreciate.
This unique three-probe meter design allows one meter to measure each of the essentials for plant growth: Sunlight, soil pH, moisture, and combined N-P-K levels. No batteries required.
Comes with complete instruction booklet on how to alter pH and fertility to meet your needs along with a plant guide. Here are just a few tips.
How To Use Your Soil Tester To Measure Fertility
- Remove the top 2" of the surface soil. Break up and crumble the soil underneath to a depth of 5". Remove any stones or organic debris such as leaves and twigs because they can affect the final result.
- Thoroughly wet the soil with water (ideally rain or distilled water) to a mud consistency.
- Move the switch to the first (top) position.
- Clean the probe on the FAR RIGHT ONLY, with the enclosed special cleaning pad.
- Insert the probes fully up to the base of the instrument.
- Where the soil tester needle points after 5 seconds is the reading.
- Slide the switch up to the mid ( off ) position.
- Clean and dry probes.
The standards by which the instrument is calibrated are as follows:
|Too Little||Ideal||Range Too Much|
|Nitrogen||50 PPM||50 to 200 ppm||200 PPM|
|Phosphorous||4 PPM||4 to 14 ppm||14 PPM|
|Potash||50 PPM||50 to 200 ppm||200 PPM|
IF THE SOIL TESTER READS "Too Little":
1. Liquid feed with a brand of soluble fertilizer that is recommended for the plants you intend to grow.
2. Liquid feed within 3 weeks after planting or potting and do this every month whenever you water your plants.
IF THE SOIL TESTER READS "Ideal":
1. Water once a month with a soluble fertilizer that is recommended for the plants you are growing.
IF THE SOIL TESTER READS "Too Much":
1. Water thoroughly to leach out the excess fertilizer from the soil.
2. For potted plants, repot with new soil.
3. For greenhouse plants water thoroughly to leach excess fertilizer from the soil.
4. Do not add any fertilizer. You can add manure, compost, clippings, plant wastes, residues, leaves and any other organic matter to the soil.