Here at the FoodShed, we’re not terribly scientific about gardening. We put things out when it seems right and the Tilth Garden Guide tells us to, and we’re generally okay. But, there’s always room for improvement, and a soil thermometer is a great way to up the odds that your seeds will germinate and your transplants will actually survive.
We picked up this beauty at Sky Nursery for under ten dollars. And, we’re already putting it to use. It’s as low-tech as they come. Just stick it in your soil for three minutes, at a depth of at least two inches, and there’s your soil temperature reading.
It has a handy little guide for planting, right on its face, altho we also strongly recommend the Seattle Tilth Garden Guide if you live in our neck of the Pacific NorthWest.
- March Planting in Seattle: Garlic, Radishes, Shallots, Peas and Flowers (seattlefoodshed.wordpress.com)
- FRANKLIN COUNTY GARDENING: Pruned trees grow best fruit (blogginghounds.wordpress.com)
- Our own Tilth (bainbridgenotes.wordpress.com)