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How to Test Soil Temperature in Your Garden


When planting seeds or seedlings in your garden, the temperature of the soil must be within the recommended range for the plant to grow. To measure the temperature of the soil in your yard, use an instant-read cooking thermometer. Watch this video to find out how. ...More




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How to Test Soil Temperature in Your Garden

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When planting seeds or seedlings in your yard or garden, the temperature of the soil must be within the recommended range for the plant to grow. While the air may feel warm, the soil can still be cold from the winter.

To measure the temperature of the soil, use an instant-read thermometer made for cooking. Push the thermometer’s probe as deep into the soil as possible to get an accurate reading of the soil temperature.

Watch this video to find out more.

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