How do I use the Instant pH Test Kit? The most important step you should take prior to planting your Food Plots is to check the pH and improve the soil with Lime based on your results. Antler King’s Instant pH Soil Test Kit is a simple 20-minute do-it-yourself test that you can complete in the field and determine your pH in a matter of minutes. All you need is a small bucket or cup, the soil test kit, and distilled water. Once you get to your food plot location fill up roughly half of your cup (I use a red solo cup size) with dirt from each corner of the plot and the center. Pour in enough distilled water to make it a slurry and let it settle for roughly 20 minutes. Then dip your litmus strip into the water and it will change colors based on the pH reading. There is a chat enclosed to help you with the reading, as well as the lime application following the test. If you have questions, please be sure to call or email us and we can walk you through it.