Internet #300177770

Model #1602

Rapitest Soil Test Kit, 20 Tests

Product Overview

Soil Tester Kit for gardeners already familiar with soil testing you'll appreciate the unique, patented and specially designed system. For those of you new to soil testing, you will appreciate this easy, fast and fun way to achieve better growing results. Your test results should be ready within a couple of limits.
  • An inexpensive and innovative way of testing several soil conditions
  • Uses a unique and easy color comparator capsule system, 20 tests come with this kit and allow you to perform 5 tests each to measure the levels of pH, potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus
  • Easy to follow instructions require no experience to perform these simple, accurate, tests with fast results
  • Included chart contains levels for NPK and pH for over 100 plants and has instructions included on adjusting fertilization and soil conditions

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
11
Product Height (in.)
11 in
Product Width (in.)
2

Details

Alarm
No
Battery Type Required
.Built-In
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor
Light
No
On-Unit Display
N/A
Plant Monitor Type
Soil
Power Type
Not Powered
Returnable
180-Day
Review Function
None

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
LIMITED 1 YEAR WARRANTY

Questions & Answers

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Q: I mixed one cup of soil and five cups of distilled water and I am letting it sit for 24 hours,...

Asked by Francis July 1, 2020
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Will this test for Manganese levels as well?

Asked by pale October 10, 2019
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How can you detect weed killer or poison in the soil?

Asked by Barbara August 8, 2019
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Hello Barbara, No it will not. I hope this helps. Cheers, Chris

I need to separate an aloe, and dont know what's in the pot, as it was a gift years ago. Will this help ?

Asked by Jenn April 19, 2019
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We have some good looking soil available...will this test kit tell us if it will support sod inst...

Asked by Dave April 9, 2018
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The tests provide results quickly and give you a relative level of ph/N/P/K. Different SOD varieties have different requirements and can withstand different soil conditions, so I would ask your provider what variety would thrive best for your conditions. I added a soil conditioner and selected a variety of cold-weather fescue based on overall aesthetic and environmental conditions such as sun/shade exposure, how invasive its growth habit is, dormancy period, etc. My variety needs Nitrogen to stay green so I just need to follow the recommended maintenance and fertilizer to provide the level of nitrogen and other nutrients to help it thrive.

What can you do to Ajust soil ph

Asked by Buck March 23, 2017
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Limestone will raise ph, Sulfur will lower it.

Will the test tell you what the soil need to be healthy?

Asked by Jeffery March 20, 2017
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The tests will show you the relative levels of ph/N/P/K. Use that info to research the SOD variety you are looking to install to see what you might need to condition the soil beforehand and what fertilizers will be best to maintain it.

Will this test detect chemical treatments that have been used on the soil? For example lawn treatment, weed killer

Asked by JDav February 21, 2017
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No. But if any of those treatments affect ph/N/P/K the levels may vary at least temporarily until the soil reverts to it's natural conditions over time.

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I needed to watch some YouTube videos about how to properly do the tests, but then it was very ea...
I needed to watch some YouTube videos about how to properly do the tests, but then it was very easy to do! Great, clear results!
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I used the kit to determine the needs for fertilizers...
I used the kit to determine the needs for fertilizers on the lawn. The kit was easy to use with good instructions for the procedure. I got the results I needed and have treated the lawn with the fertilizersindicated by the test kit. The results look encouraging.
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East to use but first read the directions about how to collect the soil sample that you will test.
East to use but first read the directions about how to collect the soil sample that you will test.
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My house is in an area where endless tons of heavy clay were used as fill during construction, so...
My house is in an area where endless tons of heavy clay were used as fill during construction, so I had to remove a lot of it and replace it with "topsoil" and peat etc. for a little kitchen garden. End of the day, there was no way to know just what I had put together .. I've gardened all my life but results were sad and I was especially concerned about the pH levels and the nitrogen. Got the soil test kit this year ... easy directions, easy to do, and I'm pretty sure I've identified the problems.
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Let my soil solution sit for 3 hours and the nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium didn't change co...
Let my soil solution sit for 3 hours and the nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium didn't change colors. I let the solution sit for 24 hours and still no luck. There were chunks of something floating in the chambers.
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I had a hard time telling the difference between the different stages. Unless it's "excessive", a...
I had a hard time telling the difference between the different stages. Unless it's "excessive", as in too much fertilizer, the color change just wasn't enough for me to see clearly. I did not test the ph as it is done differently than the other 3. Also, I had to wait almost 24 hours for the soil to settle out of the water as I have heavy clay soil. I will be sending my soil into a lab to get it tested next time.
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Used this kit on just one dirt sample from my backyard. This is the first such test I've ever at...
Used this kit on just one dirt sample from my backyard. This is the first such test I've ever attempted. It was more difficult than I expected, but appears to have been well worth the effort. The yard's grass is now flourishing. However, it is almost mid-May and growing conditions have been very good anyhow. My soil sample's Ph level was at 6 the minimum,, which was believable. The other tests showed complete depletion, which is somewhat questionable. It takes time and is somewhat complicated to gather each soil sample, prepare it, and apply the chemicals. I advise reading the directions carefully before beginning and re-checing them as you proceed to get credible and reliable results. It takes several weeks for the soil additives prescribed to penetrate the ground sufficiently to warrant repeating the soild tests. So, a followup test is important to validate the process and cause and effect results. Twice within 3 weeks, I applied 2 inexpensive bags of Lowe's pelletized lime (raise Ph) and milorganite (replenish nitrogen) with a Scotts edgeguard(?) rotary spreader. I had to bump the recommended spreader setting down quite a bit to get the coverage claimed on the bags. But, I have had to do that anyhow with the typical scott lawn fertilizers in the past. Perhaps my square footage calculations need rechecked. The real tests of success will be at the end of the summer after the typical hot and dry months and next spring, after the deer and winter have also done their damage. This kit from Home Depot was very reasonably priced and had much better reviews than Lowe's competitive product. It was likely less expensive and less time consuming than sending samples to the state college agricultural center in the Pittsburgh, PA area.
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Worked great. Still takes time to read everything and get the process right. At some point as I r...
Worked great. Still takes time to read everything and get the process right. At some point as I remember it says to use the provided eye dropper yet it was not in my kit. I felt like a chemist. But it worked great, oh did I say that before?
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Bought based on other reviews, but I found this very difficult to use. Whoever designed the capsu...
Bought based on other reviews, but I found this very difficult to use. Whoever designed the capsule system is an idiot. You have to open capsules over a very small opening of the test chamber. Capsules do not open easily, and was virtually impossible to get full amount of the material inside into the test chamber. Should have supplied test material as a liquid in a bottle, or something that can be easily opened without spilling. Don't waste your money on this.
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Easy to do testing, and appears accurate.
Easy to do testing, and appears accurate.
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