LaMotte Soil Test Kit -- Basic N,P,K,pH

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Test your soil for the most important nutrients for your plants

LaMotte basic soil test kit allows you to save time and money by testing your soil for N, P, K and pH yourself. Get accurate test results in minutes with these easy-to-use kits. Kits include everything you need for fast, reliable results: diagrammed instructions laminated charts, sample containers, LaMotte Soil Handbook with lime and fertilizer recommendations and test solutions. Refill restores your kit to original capacity. Kit performs 30 pH and 15 nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium tests. USA made.

2014 Master Catalog: Page 438

NOTE: There will be an additional shipping charge when ordering this item due to special handling per D.O.T. regulations. For specific details, please contact us or call us at 1-800-332-6744.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Real tests, real results. Great garden.

By Kprime

from East TX

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective

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    Best Uses

    • Gardens
    • Know Your Soil
    • Lawn Care

    Comments about LaMotte Soil Test Kit -- Basic N,P,K,pH:

    I retired to a small country property (57 acres) and started a 6000 sq ft garden. I bought this kit my first year, but did not use it. Scanning through the instructions when it first arrived, I thought it looked too time consuming/complicated. I was in a hurry that year

    So 1st year I used quickie tests, rapid tests, and a cheap electronic ph meter. Long story short, those cheap tests totally mislead me with horribly wrong readings. I over limed my soil thinking ph was in the 5 range.

    The second year when my plants were slow to germinate, I sat down with the LaMotte kit and spent the afternoon testing my garden, rose bed and cannas beds. I was astounded when my garden showed a shocking ph of 8+. That dreaded purple ph. My roses and cannas were between 6.5 and 7, but then, I did not lime them last year. I applied heavy sulfur to the garden and reseeded most sections. I have sandy loam soil. I applied a 16-8-12 fertilizer according to the test results and included instructions/suggestions. At first test my soil was trace nitrogen, high phosphorus, very low potassium. One month later the ph was a beautiful grey/green, 7.0 ph. Nitrogen was high, potassium moderate and potassium moderate high. I am looking forward to lower ph next year.

    I ran many of the tests twice, per section, under varying collection conditions. The results were perfectly repeatable. I was amazed. With the cheapy tests, every time I ran a test, I got different results. My confidence in these LaMotte tests is very high. Just take your time and follow the directions. The testing is not complicated, just tedious. I spent 3-4 hours doing my 1st series of tests. But, that included all the time I spent washing test tubes to prevent cross contamination of the results. All in all, getting accurate, repeatable results is so worth the investment of time, money, and effort. It's nice to know all the time spent tilling; planting, hoeing, watering, hilling, etc is not wasted by shooting myself in the foot with the wrong soil amendments.

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    4.0

    Makes me feel like a chemist!

    By Bub

    from Casco, ME

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    • Great instruction books

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      Comments about LaMotte Soil Test Kit -- Basic N,P,K,pH:

      So far I think it's a great product. I won't know how accurate my testing was until after I get my fertilizer in the ground. The instructions look harder than they actually are when you do a test. Just follow then step by step.

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