The good news is that measuring your soil temperature is super easy! Once you get your soil temperature probe (which you can easily find online or at a local garden center), you'll just need to stick it into the soil in the area that you are planning to plant in. The end should be about 3 to 4 inches deep - an analog thermometer should give you a reading pretty quickly and a digital thermometer may take a few seconds before providing a reading.
Interested in Learning More About Soil?
Soil temperature is certainly an important factor in your garden - there are many more things to learn about the soil in your garden and how it plays a role in the success of your plants. Your soil type and soil pH are just two things you may also want to consider when assessing your garden soil. We've got you covered on all things soil, and how you can easily improve soil if your assessment calls for it.
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