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Soil Test Kit (40 Tests)

  • Patented color comparator system ensures easy use
  • Features an easy-to-use capsule system and color comparators
  • Includes a chart of pH and NPK levels for more than 100 plants
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Luster Leaf's 1601 Rapidest Soil Test Kit is an innovative and inexpensive way to test a number of soil conditions using an easy capsule system and unique color comparators. The kit contains 40 tests including 10 for each pH, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium levels. Simple, fast and accurate, no experience is required to perform the tests. Simply mix soil with water then pour the water off, dissolve a test capsule and compare the color to the included chart. The chart includes pH and NPK levels for more than 100 plants, complete instructions are also included for adjusting soil conditions and fertilization.
  • Innovative and inexpensive soil test kit features an easy-to-use capsule system and color comparators
  • Contains 40 tests 10 each for pH, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium levels, 40 tests in total
  • Also has a chart of pH and NPK levels for more than 100 plants
  • Simple, fast and accurate results, no experience required to perform tests
  • Patented color comparator system for ease of use and obtaining results

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Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.31
Product Height (in.)
10.25
Product Width (in.)
5.63

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Landscape Supply Type
Seed Starter Kit
Returnable
90-Day
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I tested and two showed that my dirt was lacking....
I tested and two showed that my dirt was lacking. Therefore I just did a no til garden. I’m not even going to bother dealing with my ground.
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Simple and easy to use
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    Helps you figure out exactly what's in your soil to help you grow anything from flowers to a lawn.
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    They worked great. I worked with some youth in the...
    They worked great. I worked with some youth in the community to determine the state of the soil in our area. It was a great science activity.
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    The soil containers were smaller than I thought, but otherwise...
    The soil containers were smaller than I thought, but otherwise it was fine.
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    Watch the video on YouTube, as I did it will tell you everything you need to know.
    Watch the video on YouTube, as I did it will tell you everything you need to know.
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    4 people found this helpful
    I thought this might be a quick and easy way to find this out about my soil, but it's more comple...
    I thought this might be a quick and easy way to find this out about my soil, but it's more complex. (From the lengthy instructions:) "Break the sample up with a trowel or spoon, and allow it to dry out naturally." Remove any small stones, organic material such as grass, weeds or roots and hard particles of lime. Then crumble the sample finely and mix it thoroughly." Other details such as "holding the capsule horizontally...carefully separate the two halves of the (green) capsule..." and "if flakes of blue color appear to have settle...shake the comparator..." but "if flakes of orange or brown color appear to have accumulated....DO NOT re-shake the comparator.." This is just a sampling of the lengthy 6pt font instructions. I was hoping this would be much simpler, but it's looking like you have to take time to read, absorb, and follow a detailed set of instructions to get the result you want.
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    5 people found this helpful
    Easy to use. Information on how to adjust soil was...
    Easy to use. Information on how to adjust soil was helpful
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    Did what it was supposed to.
    Did what it was supposed to.
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    Some of the “pills” were dampened and growing stuff....
    Some of the “pills” were dampened and growing stuff.
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    Takes you back to middle school chemistry. It works and it's useful for understanding soil condi...
    Takes you back to middle school chemistry. It works and it's useful for understanding soil conditions before applying fertilizer or other treatments.
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    I think it is good and it was able to...
    I think it is good and it was able to detect that N was depleted in my soil. I did not get actual soil test though and it is pending then only i can compare it. Cheers!
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    Works great
    I was very happy to find this product at my local store. The directions are very clear to follow, which is hepful as there are quite a few steps to complete for each test. You will need several hours from start to finish, including time to mix solutions. But the readings are very clear and the instructions give suggestions for correcting any problem. I enjoyed using the kit and with 10 chemicals for each I can run more tests after adjusting ferrilizers
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      We tested our garden soil over the weekend in preparation of planting in about 8 weeks. We have b...
      We tested our garden soil over the weekend in preparation of planting in about 8 weeks. We have been gardening for over 40 years and had never tested our soil. Our vegetable garden is about 1,000 square feet. We took samples from three different areas and found they all had very similar results. Our PH was low but not terrible. The biggest problem discovered was that our Nitrogen was almost non-existent. I have to think this was due to switching to organic fertilizers over the past 20 years and did not use enough. This explains the spindly looking plants with almost no foliage. For $15 this product is well worth it!
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      5 people found this helpful
      Quick and effective. Easy to use....
      Quick and effective. Easy to use.
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      2 people found this helpful
      It told me what I needed to see...
      It told me what I needed to see
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      2 people found this helpful
      Easy to use if you follow directions carefully....
      Easy to use if you follow directions carefully.
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      4 people found this helpful
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      The test was good. You can easily relate the pH...
      The test was good. You can easily relate the pH to the colors given on the scale. The only downfall is you almost need Keebler elf hands to get the soil into the small slot. I owned the other rapid test with capsules and and separate tubes for testing and it didn’t work as well as this product. That product has a comparison chart that doesn’t offer much.
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      9 people found this helpful
      Easy too use work well
      Easy too use work well
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      1 person found this helpful
      Skeptical whether if it is truly accurate but it is...
      Skeptical whether if it is truly accurate but it is at least easy to use. It was a nice little science experiment for my husband and told us we need more nitrogen. (Now how to get organic nitrogen into our soil?)
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      5 people found this helpful
      Only used the soil test so far and it gave...
      Only used the soil test so far and it gave me the information I needed. The capsule design is horrible and messy. Maybe come up with some sort of tablet which dissolves .Also an individual kit with soil PH only kits would be nice.Looks like refills are only available through he manufacturer
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      6 people found this helpful
      Worked great. Helped to cure our soil problems....
      Worked great. Helped to cure our soil problems.
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      1 person found this helpful
      I used this kit to test 8 different areas of...
      I used this kit to test 8 different areas of my gardens, and the results were consistent with what I’d expected based on what I was seeing in the vegetation planted there. The kit is very easy to use—partially because everything is color-coordinated, but the instructions are also very easy to follow.
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      Doesn’t work. Tried it twice and color said I was...
      Doesn’t work. Tried it twice and color said I was depleted for all 4 levels. How is that possible if I have green grass?This is junk - have no idea why Home Depot or anyone sells this product.
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      Simple, easy to use...
      Simple, easy to use
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