QUESTION: Soil Temperaturecomments (1) April 20th, 2010
I am always quite uncertain when I am planting certain vegetables in the spring with regard to those who are quite cold sensitive. Is there a general rule of thumb regarding how to know when night soil temperatures have rised above a certain level in my area (Santa Rosa, CA)? Can I just stick a turkey thermometer in it over night? Maye check it in the middle of the night sometime?
the reason I am nervous is that I don't want new seed sprouts to die due to a cold night. It is definitely past freezing here, and I'm not worried about delaying germination once the seeds are in the ground, rather, the reason I am nervous is that I don't want new seed sprouts to die due to a cold night of 50 or 55 degrees (for gourds or eggplant for example).
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