Soil Thermometer

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When shopping for a soil thermometer, you will want to be sure that you purchase one which provides accurate information. Knowing the temperature of your soil is important in order to properly plant seeds. Without this knowledge, plants may not thrive or worse, may not grow at all.

How Do You Know Which Soil Thermometer Is Best?

Look for a soil thermometer that features both Fahrenheit and Centigrade scale options. Sometimes planting directions are printed in one or the other, and you don't want to have to convert the temperatures in your head. It's easier to have both right in front of you.

Also look for a thermometer that is durable and resistant to corrosion. Thermometers encased in corrosion-free aluminum are usually your best bet. You will be using it outdoors and it needs to be able to withstand the dirt and varying outdoor temperatures.

Of course, there are higher-end soil thermometers that can run you more money than they are worth, so you'll want to secure the best deals. In these cases, it often helps to perform a price comparison online. You might also consider following online recommendations or suggestions from other gardeners who have found a garden supply store they trust. This ensures that those who have purchased from a given company before you have been more than satisfied with the service they have received.


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