soil thermometer

soil thermometer

[′sȯil thər‚mäm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A thermometer used to measure the temperature of the soil, usually the mercury-in-glass thermometer. Also known as earth thermometer.
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Following the planting, soil temperature (in each mulch type and control treatment) was measured three times in a day (at 07: 00, 12: 00 and 17: 00) with a penetrating soil thermometer.
Use a soil thermometer to test the soil temperature, but don''t sow anything outdoors until it has remained above 7degC (45degF) for a week.
One of the most underutilized tools in gardening is the soil thermometer,'' Olsen said.
Minimal humidity inside the terrarium, minimal and maximal air temperature, and soil temperature near the egg were recorded every three days during the incubation period using a digital thermo-hygrometer and a soil thermometer.
You can also buy an inexpensive soil thermometer ($15 at garden centers) to monitor soil temperature.
Use a soil thermometer to check the temperature in the morning, pushing it 5-10cm in.
Use a soil thermometer to check the soil temperature in the morning, pushing it 5-10cm (2-4in) into the soil.
If you haven't got a soil thermometer, get one while you're out.
Purchase a good soil thermometer and monitor it carefully.
The best way to judge if the conditions are suitable for spring sowing is to buy a soil thermometer, push it 2-4in into the soil every morning and once it has remained above 7C for a week, you should be safe to sow.
Buy a soil thermometer for peace of mind about seed germination temperatures.
IF you're planning to grow vegetables this year, invest in a soil thermometer so you can check that the soil temperature is an ideal 45F before you sow any seed outdoors.