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Luster Leaf 1601 Rapitest Soil Test Kit
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- Luster Leaf Rapitest Soil Test Kit
- 4 individual color comparators for pH, N,P,K
- Final assembly done in the USA
- Innovative and inexpensive soil test kit features an easy-to-use capsule system and color comparators
- Contains tests 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
- Includes complete instructions for adjusting soil conditions
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|Item Dimensions||9 x 2 x 9 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||1601|
|Shipping Weight||0.02 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
You get 4 vials, one for soil pH, and one each for Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K). Essentially, you place the directed amount of soil/water mixture into each vial, and add the contents of the corresponding color-coded capsule. The capsules look like pills, the type you can pull apart and the contents spill out. After you empty the capsule into the vial, you place the rubber cap on the vial, shake and let it sit for the specified amount of time. All the quantities and times are clearly listed in the manual. Each vial has a color chart that is near your soil sample window which allows you to compare the color to the chart. This is how you know where your soil stands as far as pH, N, P and K.
I've seen some reviews on here saying it's "impossible" to empty the capsules into the vials because they're too small. True, they're small but if you twist them and carefully pull them apart over the vial it's really pretty easy. If you're elderly or have trouble holding your hands still (or you're just spastic), it might be a task for you but it's still doable. It's really not very difficult.
I've tested my soil maybe 10 times using this product, and it's never let me down. It doesn't give you an exact number or anything, but any time I've shown low on something, I amended the soil and a few days later it tested fine and the plants looked healthier.Read more ›
DUH on me.
So, I amended the soil based on the test results and the amounts recommended to get my soil's levels back to "Sufficient" and guess what? Great harvests!
I've been testing and amending my soil every spring before planting the year's vegetable garden and have had nothing but great success. Just to give you a gauge, success (to me) means 200+ lbs of tomatoes from four plants.
Which might make you think that I love this product without condition, but that's not necessarily so.
The readings are easy enough to get by following the instructions on the package.
Just mix your soil with water in the amounts described, add the water mixture to the test containers with the corresponding capsule [...]
The test kit has 80 tests included, that's 20 per test (pH, N, P, K) and, if you have four vegetable beds going like I do, that's 5 seasons' worth of testing.
The amendments are fairly simple to calculate.
There are calculations included in the package that let you easily figure out the amount of amendments you need to add to bring your soil from its current state to the "Sufficient" state given the size of your growing space. It involves some math, but since I'm fairly Math Challenged and managed to figure it out, I'm confident that any person of reasonable intelligence can do it, too.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A little difficult to do. Yet after you try once it's quite easy to repeat. Love it. Some test need 24-42 hours to do.Published 2 hours ago by Nina E
The Luster Leaf Rapitest Soil test kit works as described! I looked at a variety of these before purchasing and settled on this one because it seemed the most straightforward and... Read morePublished 4 hours ago by TeaLover
This kit was very easy to use and identified the components in the soil as advertised.Published 1 day ago by Bella
Good. I'm not a scientist but I amended as recommended and garden is doing fine.Published 1 day ago by ~Atherton
So far only tested the soil and have not see results. The kit itself seemed to be we documented and seems to do it's job. I like the 10 test kit so I can use this for sometime. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Scott Wood
Works great and has a lot of super helpful information, especially for a beginning gardener. Fun to use and simple and clear instructions! Will be ordering more when I need! Read morePublished 3 days ago by Caitlin
My Husbands favorite !! he loves this product and it is a pity that apparently it is not produced anymore.Published 3 days ago by Angel Hawley
After using this test, I know why my garden plants were not growing well. Nitrogen and phosphorus depleted. The kit is pretty easy to use.Published 3 days ago by Lewie