KELWAY SOIL TESTER CONDITIONING FILM

Wait three to five minutes for the water to soak in. References 4 Organic Gardening: Plants grow best between 6. Remove any rocks or other debris that could interfere with inserting the spike-shaped tester into the soil. Accessed 26 February Look at the needle on the round face of the meter at the top of the spike-shaped Kelway Soil Acidity and Moisture Tester. Guide to Wine Country Green State:

Depending on which text editor you’re pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name. Customer Service Newsroom Contacts. Cannabis Culture Careers Advertising. Record your pH reading from the top scale on the tester if your moisture reading is at least 35 percent. Skip to main content. Home Guides SF Gate. If you suspect your soil is highly alkaline, select another meter or amend your soil with sulfur before testing.

Depending on which text editor you’re pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name. Accessed 26 February Home Guides Garden Landscaping. Pour 1 cup of distilled water, or water from a naturally occurring creek or pond on the property into the loosened soil where you are testing if it is dry.

Record your pH reading from the top scale on the tester if your moisture reading is at least 35 percent. When the needle is not pointing to “7” before you test, the device needs to be recalibrated.

Remove any rocks or other debris that could interfere with inserting the spike-shaped tester into the soil.

Patricia Conditionung Reed has written professionally since Tap water has its own pH and can disrupt your reading. Cannabis Culture Careers Advertising. Stick the spike upright into the soil until the plates are totally covered, about 3.

Wrap a piece of Kelway Conditioning film around the metal plates set into the bottom of the spike, with the dull side of the film against the metal.

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Warning The Kelway Soil Acidity and Moisture Meter only measures pH to “8,” meaning that it only records readings for soils that are acidic, neutral or only slightly alkaline.

The tester uses conditionig tiny flow of electric current through the metal plates to measure pH, and grease from fingers or other dirt can reduce the current. Pushing the button is not necessary for the pH reading. Look at the needle on the round face of the meter at the top of the spike-shaped Kelway Soil Acidity and Moisture Tester.

The pH scale goes to Home Guides SF Gate. Unscrew the glass cover and turn the screw that holds the needle with a small screwdriver until the needle points at “7.

The lower scale measures the donditioning of moisture in the soil. With your hand over the spike and the film, squeeze lightly and rotate the spike a few times to rub the plates clean of any fingerprints or other debris.

Note your moisture level on the bottom scale of the face fjlm the tester when the needle settles. Before racking up a big bill for lime, sulfur or French drains, you should know precisely what is lurking beneath the surface of your property.

Changing soil makeup can be expensive when you need to alter the pH level of a large garden or yard, or want to improve drainage or soil moisture retention.

Plants grow best between 6. Loosen the soil in several spots where you plan to test with a shovel to a depth of about 4 inches. The Kelway HB-2 Soil Acidity and Moisture Siil, manufactured by Kel Instruments Company, is a professional-grade tool that measures soil acidity and moisture levels directly from the ground, and can be used over and over again with proper care.

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References 4 Organic Gardening: The scale goes from “0” on the right, to “” on the left. Firm the soil around the spike with your hands to ensure the plates have good contact with the soil.

How to use a Kelway Soil pH & Moisture Meter

About the Author Patricia Hamilton Reed has written professionally since It should be pointing directly to “7” on the top scale that measures pH. Guide to Wine Country Green State: Wait three to five minutes for the water to soak in. Push and hold the white button on the side of the tester for two to three minutes to test for soil moisture. The needle should go first all the way to the right, then drop to the reading, bouncing up and down until it stabilizes.

Understanding pH Kel Intruments Co. Sending away for a kelday test kelwah time, while a handheld pH and moisture meter provides results in a matter of minutes.

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Skip to main content. Gently twist the metal tip at the bottom of the spike back on if it becomes loose.

Note your pH reading when the needle stabilizes. If you suspect your soil is highly alkaline, select another meter or amend your fikm with sulfur before testing.