Step 1: Take Samples
Take samples from different parts of the garden, as soil is seldom
uniform. Make a note of where each sample comes from so that you can
exploit any variations, such as an acidic patch, when you draw up your
planting plan. Add the soil to the chemical solution in the test tube
and shake to mix.
Step 2: Match Solution Colors to the pH Chart
Dark green indicates alkaline soil, bright green is neutral, and yellow or orange indicates acidic soil.
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It's true: time spent upfront reduces the time you'll spend later weeding and maintaining. Follow these steps to prepare your garden plot properly.
By: National Gardening Association
By: Lynn Coulter
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