Comments on cheap soil ph meters?
I'm mixing my own soil this year for seed starting and got to wondering if I'm getting my soil ph right.
I was wondering if anyone has used one of the many cheap (less than twenty dollars) soil ph meters that are available?
Are they fairly accurate or no? I was wondering if they could be tested with any household products (Vinegar, distilled water, etc) to verify if they are reading correctly?
I know that I shouldn't cheap out when buying tools, but I just can't afford to buy expensive equipment for everything that I try to do. Maybe I'd be better off without a meter?
I'm using lime to adjust the ph of my peat.
Also soap as a wetting agent which I assume will move the ph one way or another?
Thanks in advance for any replies.