As the title says. I see a lot of people wondering and hoping for an easy and accurate way to test soil ph. This is a real problem. Any instant soil meter is worthless. so much that Milwaukee doesn't recommend using one. They have resorted to having specific soil size samples dissolved in specif amounts of perfectly balanced water. Give me a break! next option is runoff testing. I'm sorry, I don't want to do this. It's a pain, and the water doesn't have enough time to really react and soak in. Additionally, what if don't want to water that much? What if my soil is wet already and I need to test ph. It's just illogical, difficult, and full of problems. get over it. the answer is simple. drip indicator solution through a small sample of soil (not from the top 2 inches) that is placed on a tilted white surface. When it runs down the plate you can see the color easily and find out ph levels +- .2 if you're good. The sample below is from a plant that has a few leaves curling. as you can see, the ph is about 5.5-5.8. Notice the yellow color with an orange tint. welcome to the easy life. sorry I couldn't get better color clarity. It's a camera phone picture.