Soil PH

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  1. Alex Le

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    hello all,
    My container pot JM is currently doing ok. I bought a soil meter tester to help me to know when to water by measuring the soil wetness. It’s also got a PH measurement. I’m seeing that the soil is in the 8s which from reading it’s too alkaline. Is this ok or should I do something to lower it? Please advise. Thanks in advance.
     
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    What kind of soil meter tester do you use? Some cheaper ones are not very accurate. They are still usable, if to calibrate with a reliable tester.
     
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    It’s one of those 10$ ones that have moisture light and ph on there. I don’t think it’s accurate but worried that soil might be too alkaline.
     
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    That’s exactly the one I have. So don’t worry about it too much? Good to know. Appreciate the comment.
     
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    You should not worry too much. My meter is showing pH 7 where pH is ca 6 or even slightly less.
     
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