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Soil Master Soil Test Kit with 40 Tests

$21.16
  • Used for measuring soil pH, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium
  • Kit includes 10 tests for each element
  • Comes with detailed instructions for convenient use
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Product Details
  • Used for measuring soil pH, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium
  • Kit includes 10 tests for each element
  • Comes with detailed instructions for convenient use
About This Product

The Mosser Lee/Soil Master Soil Test Kit is an accurate way to measure Soil pH, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. The kit contains 10 tests for each element. Soil testing is the only way to assure the highest yield. Test before you plant.

  • Includes easy to follow illustrated instructions and an 8 page resource booklet
  • Kit includes supplies for 40 tests, 10 tests for each component
  • Soil Testing is essential for gardens and new lawns
  • Test before you plant to assure the highest yield
  • Used by the University of California to train Master Gardeners
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Product ID #: 304095889Internet #: 010367012103Model #: ML1210
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Specifications

Dimensions: H 9.75 in, W 6.5 in, D 2.5 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)2.5 inProduct Height (in.)9.75 in
Product Width (in.)6.5 in

Details

AlarmNoBattery Type RequiredNone, Manual Operation
Indoor/OutdoorIndoor/OutdoorLightNo
On-Unit DisplayN/APack Size1
Plant Monitor TypeAll PurposePower TypeNot Powered
Returnable90-DayReview FunctionNone

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyN/A
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Questions & Answers

10Questions
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Q:Hello, Would like to know when adding water to this glass tube with tablet is it best to use (regular tap water) or (distilled water)? Any feedback greatly appreciated. Just curious to ask.
by|Feb 23, 2023
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A:  Using distilled water will provide the most accurate results.

by|Feb 23, 2023
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    Q:Is there a certain season or time of year that is best for testing the soil?
    by|Jan 31, 2023
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    A:  Depending on where you live, anytime is the right time to test your soil. We suggest testing soil in advance of planting season. This will give you time to amend the soil if needed before the growing season begins.

    by|Feb 27, 2023

      A:  Fall or spring, to give whatever soil amendments you find out your soil needs time to do their thing. Many people wait until spring, but testing labs are usually more busy then, and consequently wait times are longer. You don’t want to wait too long, or you could risk running out of time to get soil amendments in place before planting. Also, if you live in an area with a really damp spring, fall may also be a better time, because collecting a quality sample from soggy ground is more difficult.

      by|Feb 27, 2023
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        Q:May additional test reagents be purchased from the manufacturer?
        by|Sep 7, 2022
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        A:  Have no idea. You can always contact the company to see but it probably be cheaper to purchase another test kit.

        by|Sep 11, 2022

          A:  Unfortunately we do not offer the test tabs outside of the complete kits.

          by|Sep 8, 2022
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            Q:I've got a kit that's probably 20 years old (pills still sealed in foil). Will the test still be accurate? Are the pills too old (no expiration date on box)?
            by|Aug 18, 2022
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            A:  Thank you for being a Mosser Lee customer. Unfortunatly if your kit is 20 years old the remaining test tablets are no longer good. There is an expiration date on the end of each foil packet of tablets.

            by|Aug 19, 2022
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              Customer Reviews

              4.2 out of 5
              • 4.2 out of 76 reviews
              • 88% recommend this product
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              Tedious, Yet Effective
              The instructions are pretty easy to follow. However, if you're doing all 10 tests correctly, it is a very tedious process if you have a lot of land. You should wait the 24 hours suggested after taking the samples to let them dry out completely first. Also, because there are only 4 tubes, you have to rinse them out thoroughly after every sample to make sure you don't contaminate the next one. It is a pretty cool throw back to high school chem lab - if you're into that kind of thing! :) Bottom line - it did give me the data I needed to grow a lush green lawn and garden. I just had to dedicate part of my Saturday (collection and drying) and all my Sunday morning and afternoon (testing all the samples for pH, Ni, Ph and Potassium) to complete all 40 tests.
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              Response from Mosser Lee-Product ExpertMay 27, 2022
              Thank you for your purchase and the 4 star review.
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              Easy to use
              Easy to use
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              Response from Mosser Lee-Product ExpertJul 6, 2020
              Thank you for your purchase and the 5 star review.
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              This soil test kit is exactly what we were looking for. It is easy and kinda fun to use and it ga...
              This soil test kit is exactly what we were looking for. It is easy and kinda fun to use and it gave us good enough results for what a homeowner would be looking for from a soil test. After performing the test on our lawn we were able to correct the deficiencies by using the appropriate fertilizers and products. We still have plenty of tests remaining from that kit so it's great value for money! Give it a try.
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              Response from Mosser Lee-Product ExpertJun 6, 2019
              Thank you for the 5 star review.
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                10 found this review helpful
                The Mosser Lee SoilMaster Testing Kit (model # ML1210) is an invaluable convenience for serious g...
                The Mosser Lee SoilMaster Testing Kit (model # ML1210) is an invaluable convenience for serious gardeners or lawn aficionados, but may seem a bit complicated or overwhelming for beginners or casual "weekend" gardeners to use successfully. My wife started gardening about two years ago and when her first efforts at growing vegetables and herbs didn't yield the results she was hoping for, she attended a few gardening workshops. Invariably, every class started with the admonition to test the soil. She was referred to the local university extension and master gardeners program to get a professional laboratory soil test, which sounds great, but requires sending a soil sample off in the mail and then waiting a week or more to get the results. The lag time can be a serious disincentive for hobby gardeners who just want to get on with planting. So when we found the Mosser Lee kit that allows you to test the soil by yourself when you have the time and not have to wait for results, my wife was eager to try it. We were especially pleased that a single kit includes 10 tests each for pH, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. What we liked: comprehensive instructions (well-written with helpful illustrations) printed in booklet format on laminated paperboard, so when you invariably get the booklet wet or dirty, you can just wipe it off. That may seem like a minor benefit, but when you're working with soil and water, it's essential. What we found frustrating: the process is not exactly fast or easy. Since you need to use dry soil, they recommend collecting soil and letting it dry overnight. This frustrated my wife because it extends the total elapsed time necessary for the test. The kit also assumes you have a few basic household items on hand (several plastic bags, a permanent marker to label the bags, small paper cups, plastic spoon(s), and three measuring spoons -- tablespoon, teaspoon, and 1/4 teaspoon -- that you can dedicate to soil testing.) They also assume you're ok with pinching the top of a paper cup to form a spout in order to pour soil solutions into the test tubes. We found using a mini funnel was easier and more accurate.
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                36 found this review helpful
                I really like this soil test kit. It is great value and offers 10 tests for each of pH, Nitrogen,...
                I really like this soil test kit. It is great value and offers 10 tests for each of pH, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. - The tubes are well made and the caps are color coded to match the test being performed. - The tablets are well labeled and packaged such that you can use some and keep the rest for future use. - Instructions are clear but may be overwhelming if you try to read everything all together. Just follow the instructions step by step and you should be fine.
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                6 found this review helpful
                So far, so good. I have wanted a chemical test to verify the accuracy of an electronic combo tes...
                So far, so good. I have wanted a chemical test to verify the accuracy of an electronic combo tester. This test set has more soil testing options than I was originally looking for, but it is great to have the options. The directions are clear and simple to follow. Also, the guide is printed on heavier, slick paper and appears that it will hold up over time. The tubes and caps are heavier duty than I expected. I was concerned that they'd be flimsy, but that is not the case. To my original purpose for getting the test kit, I did a pH test on a potted plant that has been struggling. My electronic tester showed a pH of 7 and this test kit confirmed it. The attached picture shows the tube against the provided test color chart.
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                9 found this review helpful
                I received my soil test kit a week ago. I have a greenhouse , so I thought I should test my soil....
                I received my soil test kit a week ago. I have a greenhouse , so I thought I should test my soil. My plants have been growing since May. It sounded a bit complicated when reading it at first. But I gathered my soil and stuck to the directions. Water , soil and a pill or 2 depending on test. I did the test for PH, Nitrogen , Phosphorus, and Potassium. It seems I am high on the PH, medium on the Nitrogen and Phosphorus and Potassium. I did not understand why the water is a peach color on Potassium and they want you to compare it to grey to black on the chart. I feel like a chemist. I'm still not sure what to do about it. I will keep reading.
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                11 found this review helpful
                My wife has a Miniature Blood Orange tree that she has been trying to grow for the longest, to no...
                My wife has a Miniature Blood Orange tree that she has been trying to grow for the longest, to no avail. She is hoping this kit will ascertain what could possibly be the soil condition, or lack of conditions. She's excited to be able to use this as soon as it get colder in San Diego, Ca. She said the instructions are very well executed, and what is also offered is Web Site support. Good deal. Arrived well packed..
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                It works
                It did the job it was supposed to do. I was able to test my soil and figure out what was high or low. It takes a bit of time not something that you can accomplish in 10 minutes but not too long either.
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                Response from Mosser Lee-Product ExpertMay 16, 2023
                Thank you for your purchase and the 4-star review.
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                Works well, instructions clear and easy to follow. I...
                Works well, instructions clear and easy to follow. I tested 4 areas, takes a long time since you have to clean beakers after each test, but the results we clear what I needed for my lawn.
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                Response from Mosser Lee-Product ExpertMar 22, 2023
                Thank you for your purchase and the 5-star review.
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