How to test the pH of your soil

Learn how to test the pH level of your soil so that you can plant your own wildflower garden and help protect native species.

In issue 23 of World of Animals magazine, we look at the wildlife of a wildflower meadow. From bumblebees to corncrakes, we highlight the animals that need this precious habitat to survive. A single square metre of a wildflower meadow can contain up to 40 different species of plant. It is an incredible stronghold for bird life, insects and even small mammals. In this issue, we interview an expert from the Wildlife Trusts about what we can do to protect wildflower meadows and the amazing native species that inhabit them.

The video below will teach you how to test the pH level of your soil to see whether it is acidic or alkaline so that you buy appropriate seeds to plant wildflowers in your garden and attract wildlife.

You will need:

Soil from your garden

Two containers


Baking soda

Distilled water

Watch the video below to learn step by step how to test the pH level of your soil and for the chance to win a copy of issue 23 of the magazine so that you can read even more about wildflower meadows.