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      Homemade Litmus Test

      2 jarsful of violet blossoms
      boiling water
      lemon juice
      baking soda

      Fill any size jars with violet blossoms; fill with boiling water to top,
      seal and steep overnight. Divide contents of one jar into three containers.
      Add lemon juice to one. It will turn purple/red; this is your acid
      indicator.

      Add baking soda to the other jar. It will turn green/yellow;
      this is your base indicator. Pour contents of the other jar into as many
      jars as you have soil samples to test. Match colors to indicator.

      >>From Great Garden Formulas: The Ultimate Book of Mix-It-Yourself Concoctions
      for Your Garden~ Joan Benjamin and Deborah L. Martin-editors, published
      by Rodale

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