Mason Jar Soil Test Determining what type of soil you have in your garden can be done with a glass jar with a lid, some water, and a sample of your soil. When soil particles separate you can see a mixture of the main soil types: sand, silt and clay.
Simple at home test to see if soil is acidic or alkaline with vinegar, baking soda & water. 1) Place a 1/2 cup of dirt into a small container & sprinkle vinegar on it. If it fizzes, the soil is alkaline. 2) If it didn't fizz... scoop a fresh soil sample into a new container. Add 1/2 cup of water, mix, add 1/2 cup of baking soda. If it bubbles or fizzes it is 'highly' acidic. 3) Adjust soil w/ wood ash or lime, if it's too acidic. Amend your soil w/ sulfur or pine needles, if it's too…
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Easy At Home Soil Test. Here's a guide to testing your garden's soil, at home for free. It's a low tech method to see if you have either highly acidic, or extremely alkaline soil. Most plants thrive in a soil with a neutral (or near neutral) pH.