Soil Test Kit
Soil Test Kit
Soil Test Kit

Soil Test Kit

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Easy-to-Use Soil Test Kit

Have you wondered if your efforts to amend your soil are working, but don't know how to test your soil? You are not alone.

Redmond's Soil Test Kit, powered by MySoil, makes testing your soil simple and easy. This test successfully combines accurate soil testing technologies with an easy-to-use customer experience that assists in improving soil and plant health, while effortlessly guiding sustainable practices.

Our goal is to support users in perfecting their soil to grow the healthiest plants possible. This custom approach helps you know exactly what your soils need to thrive. No PhD required.

FAST, THOROUGH, AND CONVENIENT

Redmond's soil test kit is simple to use, delivers results in 6-8 days, and provides convenient access to your data on our easy to use dashboard.


HELPS YOU GROW HEALTHIER PLANTS

Healthy plants come from healthy soil. Whether your plants are for eating, looking at, or playing on…soil testing should be the first step. From here, you can accurately feed your soil environment including microbes, fungi, insects, and more. Feeding your soil increases the chemical and biological availability of the nutrients and minerals your plants need to thrive, and passes health benefits up the food chain for all to enjoy.

SAVES YOU MONEY

By honing in on exactly what your soil needs, Redmond's soil test kit saves you from making unnecessary purchases and helps you know how much to apply so you get more bang for your buck.

ELIMINATES GUESSWORK / PREVENTS MISAPPLICATION

Stop guessing and start growing! Testing allows you to make educated and informed decisions about how to help your soil. Soil health is a balancing act. Applying the wrong amendments, or even overapplying the right amendments, can throw this balance off and have far reaching and long lasting effects. Misapplication and overapplication can kill off the essential microbe colonies in your soil and even cause eutrophication or “nutrient pollution.” Excess nutrients, especially those found in NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) fertilizers, leach out and pollute waterways. Soil testing results provide you with application rates that help you apply only what is needed and fertilize in a responsible and sustainable way.

1. REGISTER YOUR KIT

2. COLLECT SAMPLE

  • Use clean shovel, trowel, or coring tool to collect soil to a depth of 6 inches (0"-6").
  • Collect soil from 5-7 separate locations within your desired testing area. (Samples should be free of any large plant materials and other debris).
  • Composite the collected soil in the test kit box, large plastic bag, or bucket. Mix thoroughly and break up any large chunks.
  • Use the provided soil scoop to collect 1 level scoop of the mixed soil. Add it to the jar containing DI water and nutrient adsorbing capsule. (Do not dump water out of jar)
  • Tightly secure lid.
     

3. MAIL YOUR SAMPLE

  • Mail your sample within 1 day of adding soil to the jar
  • Place jar in provided, pre-paid envelope 
  • Place envelope in your mailbox or anywhere USPS drop-offs are accepted.
  • You will receive email notifications of sample progress over the next 6 days. You can also log into your dashboard at soil.redmondagriculture.com to check progress.
     

4. GET YOUR RESULTS

  • You will be notified via email when your results are ready (6-8 business days from the time the sample was sent) or login at soil.redmondagriculture.com to check sample status.
  • Results Provide: Available nutrient levels, pH, fertilizer recommendations, application rates, links to recommended products from trusted vendors.
     

5. AMEND YOUR SOIL

  • Apply your recommended products at the directed application rates.
  • Check your dashboard at soil.redmondagriculture.com for helpful insights to maximize the value of your application

What is included in the kit?

  • Registration card (with instructions and QR Code link)
  • Pre-paid, first class USPS return service envelope (with tracking number)
  • Soil scoop
  • Sample storage jar (with DI water and nutrient adsorbing capsule)

 

How long does it take to get my results? 

Redmond’s Soil Test Kit is simple to use, delivers results in 6-8 days, and provides convenient access to your data on our easy to use dashboard.

WHY TEST MY SOIL?

Redmond Soil Test Kit includes:

  • Registration card (with instructions and QR Code link)
  • Pre-paid, first class USPS return service envelope (with tracking number)
  • Soil scoop
  • Sample storage jar (with DI water and nutrient adsorbing capsule)

CRAFTED BY FARMERS . NATURE HAS IT RIGHT

SOIL TEST KIT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE KIT?

Registration card (with instructions and QR Code link), pre-paid, first class USPS return service envelope (with tracking number), soil scoop, and sample storage jar (with DI water and nutrient adsorbing capsule).

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY RESULTS?

Redmond’s Soil Test Kit is simple to use , delivers results in 6-8 days, and provides convenient access to your data on our easy to use dashboard.

WHAT DOES THE SOIL TEST KIT MEASURE?

Essential soil macronutrients (needed in larger amounts):
  • Nitrogen- broked down into total nitrogen (N), nitrates (NO3-N), and ammonium (NH4-N)
  • Phosphorus (P)
  • Potassium (K)
  • Sulfur (s)
  • Calcium (Ca)
  • Magnesium (Mg)
  • Sodium (Na)
Essential soil micronutrients (needed in smaller amounts):
  • Iron (Fe)
  • Manganese (Mn)
  • Zinc (Zn)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Boron (B)
pH levels (balance between acidity and alkalinity)

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TEST MY SOIL?

If you are actively growing and harvesting from a plot of soil, testing every year is ideal (preferably in the fall). If you are fallowing or resting ground between growing sessions you can test once every 2 years. Don't wait more than 3 years to test soil. If you test in the fall, amend, and put soil to bed over the winter, then testing again in the spring can give you an idea of how well your amendments corrected soil problems.

WHY DOESN'T THE REDMOND SOIL TEST KIT TEST FOR % OF ORGANIC MATTER?

While percentage of organic matter (% OM) is a common metric found on other soil tests, the experts at MySoil and Redmond choose to look at the bigger picture: balanced levels of macro and micro nutrients, and healthy pH ranges. These metrics help you choose the right amendments to help soil microbes break down organic matter into bio-available forms your plants can use. We recommend always adding organic matter to your soil, regardless of whether you think it would test high or low. Good sources of organic matter include: manure, leaves, compost, and straw.

Customer Reviews

Based on 104 reviews
88%
(92)
6%
(6)
1%
(1)
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5%
(5)
T
Thekts
Good information…but?

The soil test was good information but no direction on how to fix my issues outside of a suggested product to buy. Lots of Highs and Lows, but I have no idea what that means and how to fix my situation. I have a 500 sqft section in my lawn that simply won’t grow. 2 rounds of sod and 1 round of seed. Weeds won’t even grow. I was hoping for more direction. Great getting the test back and in a timely manner.

Hi Thekts,
Thank you for using our Soil Test Kit! We are glad to hear you got your results back in a timely manner. We want the best success for your lawn. I have sent you an email with a little further explaination. :)

H
Heather McNay
New garden bed

Very helpful identifying what was lacking in our new garden bed. Would highly removed and will be using next year again!

Hi Heather,
Thank you for leaving such a positive review for our Soil Test Kit. We are so glad to hear that it was helpful in identifying what your new garden bed was lacking. We appreciate your recommendation and are excited for you to be apart of the Redmond family! Happy gardening!

D
Delora Wight

Soil Test Kit

Hi Delora,
Thank you for choosing Redmond Soil Test Kit and sharing your five-star review. We take your success and feedback very seriously and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Enjoy your delicious, summer, garden treats !

M
Michelle Sifri
Soil Test Kit

I received the test kit asap. Very easy instructions for collecting soil and sending back. Looking forward to the results.

Michelle, Thank you for the feedback on Redmond's Soil Test Kit. We hope you're picking peas this very weekend! Please keep us posted on your harvest :)

A
Adam Banton
GREAT! First timer

Talked about it for years...finally got it done. Easy to read results. Love all things Redmond. This is fantastic.

Adam, We love that you are part of the Redmond Family! Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for what Redmond is committed to. We wish you a fabulous harvest all summer long :)

Customer Reviews

Based on 104 reviews
88%
(92)
6%
(6)
1%
(1)
0%
(0)
5%
(5)
T
Thekts
Good information…but?

The soil test was good information but no direction on how to fix my issues outside of a suggested product to buy. Lots of Highs and Lows, but I have no idea what that means and how to fix my situation. I have a 500 sqft section in my lawn that simply won’t grow. 2 rounds of sod and 1 round of seed. Weeds won’t even grow. I was hoping for more direction. Great getting the test back and in a timely manner.

Hi Thekts,
Thank you for using our Soil Test Kit! We are glad to hear you got your results back in a timely manner. We want the best success for your lawn. I have sent you an email with a little further explaination. :)

H
Heather McNay
New garden bed

Very helpful identifying what was lacking in our new garden bed. Would highly removed and will be using next year again!

Hi Heather,
Thank you for leaving such a positive review for our Soil Test Kit. We are so glad to hear that it was helpful in identifying what your new garden bed was lacking. We appreciate your recommendation and are excited for you to be apart of the Redmond family! Happy gardening!

D
Delora Wight

Soil Test Kit

Hi Delora,
Thank you for choosing Redmond Soil Test Kit and sharing your five-star review. We take your success and feedback very seriously and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Enjoy your delicious, summer, garden treats !

M
Michelle Sifri
Soil Test Kit

I received the test kit asap. Very easy instructions for collecting soil and sending back. Looking forward to the results.

Michelle, Thank you for the feedback on Redmond's Soil Test Kit. We hope you're picking peas this very weekend! Please keep us posted on your harvest :)

A
Adam Banton
GREAT! First timer

Talked about it for years...finally got it done. Easy to read results. Love all things Redmond. This is fantastic.

Adam, We love that you are part of the Redmond Family! Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for what Redmond is committed to. We wish you a fabulous harvest all summer long :)