To get the best germination of your seeds you need to know the soil temperature. This Soil Thermometer by Rapitest will let you know when the soil outside is at the proper temperature to plant your seeds. Indoors it will help you keep your seeds from rotting when the seed starting mix is too warm. Soil temperature is critical for proper seed germination and plant growth. Use the Rapitest Soil Thermometer to get the best from your plants and seeds.
the Soil Thermometer measures 6" in length. It should be inserted 2-3" deep into the soil or planting mix to get an accurate temperature. Let it sit for 3 minutes so it can measure the correct soil temperature. Cool weather crops can be planted when soil temperatures reach 40° or more. Most warm weather crops need a soil temperature of 60-65° to germinate correctly.