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Model # 69344

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  • Measures soil fertility and pH levels with precision
  • Produces results in less than a minute
  • Requires no batteries for operation
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About This Product

Soil Tester quickly and accurately measures soil fertility and pH levels. Find out how well your soil supports plant growth. Simple instructions included.

Highlights

  • Results in 1 minute
  • Also test fertility of soil
  • No batteries required
  • Great gift for the gardener
  • Return Policy

Product Information

Internet # 202254402

Model # 69344

Store SKU # 866189

Specifications

Dimensions: H 10 in, W 4.25 in, D 0.001 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

0.001 in

Product Height (in.)

10 in

Product Width (in.)

4.25 in

Details

Alarm

No

Indoor/Outdoor

Indoor/Outdoor

Light

No

On-Unit Display

N/A

Plant Monitor Type

Soil

Power Type

Not Powered

Review Function

None

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

No

Questions & Answers

1Question
caret
Q:What does it test, other than PH? Saying that it tests fertility tells me nothing. Does it test for Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium?
by|Apr 15, 2018
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A:  Doesn't say. It's a mystery... And doesn't really work anyway. Not even the pH part. Don't waste your money and time on this thing. I just threw mine out

by|Jan 14, 2024
    15 found this answer helpful

    A:  Burpee's Soil Tester gives quick results of the pH and fertility of the soil without chemicals or batteries. The tester utilizes the chemical reaction known as oxidation-reduction to measure pH within the range of 1 through 9> pH 7 indicates neutral soil. The fertility portion of the tester gives a measure of the combined nutrients that are required for adequate plant growth.

    by|Feb 28, 2024
      4 found this answer helpful

      A:  Fertility and PH

      by|Feb 16, 2023

      A:  Fertility - think of it as how much fertilizer is there. The salts and minerals are electrically conductive. Not enough is bad and to much is also bad for plants.

      by|Oct 16, 2023
        1 found this answer helpful

        A:  It tests nothing,because it's a piece of junk. The needle never moves.

        by|Jun 13, 2023
          8 found this answer helpful
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          Customer Reviews

          2.6 out of 5

          • 2.6 out of 112 reviews
          • 39% recommend this product
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          A long process.
          When i bought it I thought all you had to do was stick it in the soil and read it. Wrong. You have to take a sample and mix it water. They suggest you bring it to room temperature (whatever that is) and add Distilled water and stir. Then it takes about half hour to get the final reading. I guess I expected easier.
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          Pantlady is Correct!
          I followed Pantlady's review, per other's feedback, and it worked perfectly! Attaching her review below so that you don't have to dig for it.
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            4 found this review helpful
            Score the prongs
            I followed pantlady's and the other reviews and it worked correctly.
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              Worked Perfectly
              I bought this product and followed the instructions on Pantlay's review. It worked perfectly in vinegar.
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                Tech requires cleaning. Do that & you're good 2 go
                Gotta be careful with this one. A little preparation goes a long way. I found another post validating my own experience. Minerals may contaminate the probes and they need cleaning - even new; But we can not fault Burpee for the way metals behave. I suspect most negative reviews on this product are due to probes needing cleaning. I do not know what metals Burpee uses for the oxidation-reduction reactions to drive the meter, but when the probes are very clean you can easily see that each of the 3 probes is a different metal. (That is why the meter does not require batteries. Soil chemistry reacts with the probes enough to power a simple reading.) The probes are very easy to clean. Soak them in vinegar and wipe them off. You may then use the vinegar as a test for functionality. Typical vinegar has a pH of about 2.4. Try other substances. Try mixing acids of various acidity. You'll find the meter responds really well. I'll probably keep a vinegar jar for soaking briefly before use. The meter does not require batteries, responds very quickly to pH changes, is simple to use (flip a switch), and best of all is reusable. Kudos to you, Burpee. Neat product. Burpee has too much on the line with its brand name with seeds to mess the brand up with a bad meter. They came through for me.
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                  Electronic Soil Tester -- Does it really work?
                  Greetings, After testing the soil in 6 spots in my lawn and getting the same reading in all spots, I because suspicious of the accuracy of this product. To validate I stuck the probes directly in a lemon. A lemon is about 2.3 pH. Check the image. What's wrong with this picture?
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                    Tester
                    This tester does not work never did.I bought one several years ago . Waste of money.
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                      Not bad for the price. I used it to test my soil.
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                      Great value great tool
                      Easy to use and accurate just make sure you use neutral water 7 ph when checking soil alkalinity.
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                      • Recommended
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