The Soil Scout Social - Correct planting temperature for vegetables

It is essential to know the recommended soil temperature for sowing, but the reality is that sometimes it is impossible to achieve the perfect temperature. In order to get the best results, it is vital to understand how much variation from the ideal temperature is acceptable. In addition, when other factors had to take precedence over soil temperature, it is especially important to know how much the temperature could fluctuate and still produce reliable results.

The table below summarises the minimum, optimum, and maximum planting soil temperatures for many common vegetables. It provides an easy tool for evaluating planting timing and the magnitude of risks associated with not being able to meet the absolute optimum conditions.

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James Baylis

Head of Creative Content at Soil Scout. With over 20 years experience in the design, media and photographic industries, James has a passion for promoting the Soil Scout solution through creative content and marketing.