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    Peat I've tested has come out red at around pH 4-5. It sounds like you have a dodgy kit to me!
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    Mine is a RAPID TEST; the more 'expensive' model

    Maybe it is a rapid failure. Canadian peat I'm told has
    the lowest p.h.

    what Kind of meter are you using Alvin?

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    It was a few years ago. I can't remember the brand, but I remember I had to mix dry peat with distilled water and add the chemical. The color is turned to could then be compared to the chart.
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    Was it something like Bromothiol Blue?

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    I wouldn't worry about it. Over time the peat should break down and decay. Thus making it more acidic. Has anyone done tests to see if the pH really matters when it comes to growth?
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    If one wanted to lower the p.h. for such an experiment; how would you go about doing it?

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