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Soil and Compost Thermometer with 2 in. Analog Dial and 20 in. Stem

$1898
  • Ideal for indoor/outdoor gardening, composting and agriculture
  • Accurately measure soil or compost temperature from 0 to 200° F
  • Easy to read dial and rugged stainless-steel stem
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Product Details

Since 1910, General Tools has grown to become the recognized industry leader for specialty hand tools and instruments. With the 20 in. Analog Thermometer, temperature can be accurately measured from 0 to 220°F. This durable thermometer has a 20 in. stainless steel probe and a 2 in. dial with a glass cover. It is the ideal tool for agricultural and gardening applications.
  • 20 in. stainless steel robe
  • Range 0º to 220ºF
  • Ideal for agriculture
  • Glass lens and 2 in. Dia dial
  • Durable stainless steel probe
  • Rugged construction
  • Easy to read display












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Questions & Answers

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Q:How thick is the stem?
by|Jul 26, 2022
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A:  The stem is 0.2" thick

by|Jul 26, 2022
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    Q:When this says ?temperature? does that refer to moist or dry?
    by|Jun 15, 2022
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    A:  This unit measures temperature, not moisture content.

    by|Jun 24, 2022
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      Q:Does this 'pointy skewer' come with a protective sheath?
      by|Mar 25, 2022
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      A:  Mine did not. I just take care to press the point gently into the dirt and avoid rocky areas

      by|Mar 28, 2022

        A:  Yes if for soma reason it does not use a long straw tape one end should do 

        by|Jul 31, 2022

          A:  No

          by|Mar 27, 2022
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            Q:how deep do you push the stem in the ground and how long do you leave in ground ?
            by|Jan 25, 2018
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            A:  Hi Tom, we recommend push the stem into the ground for 2.5 inches at least and wait for about 5 minutes for a stabilized reading. Hope this helps.

            by|Sep 6, 2021
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              A:  I push the stem into the ground until it hits the dial. I leave it in the ground until the hand of the dial gives me a reading. This should happen immediately.

              by|Jan 27, 2018

                A:  I bought this thermometer to use in my compost bins. I push it in only 3-6 inches and leave it for about 5 minutes. I have not used it to check soil temperatures.

                by|Jan 28, 2018

                  A:  i go 6-8 inches

                  by|Jan 28, 2018

                    A:  Soil readings for seeds are done in 1 to 2 inches of soil. Sample at least 4 to 6 inches deep for transplants. Read more at Gardening Know How: Soil Temperature Gauges – Tips For Determining Current Soil Temperatures https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/determining-soil-temperature.htm

                    by|Apr 12, 2022
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                      This thermometer is just perfect for checking rolled bales interior temperature. Accurate & fast ...
                      This thermometer is just perfect for checking rolled bales interior temperature. Accurate & fast easy read out.
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                      This thermometer helps eliminate the guesswork in testing and maintaining the correct temperature...
                      This thermometer helps eliminate the guesswork in testing and maintaining the correct temperature of your soil and compost pile. The long, thin stem makes it easy to sink down into the middle of the pile or planting bed. The dial is easy to read and the stem is easy to clean. Also works for my compost tumbler which I need to check often to make certain it is "cooking" properly. A must for anyone who composts.
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                      General Tools Soil and Compost Thermometer With the ongoing extreme heat, current dry conditions and noticeably poor growing of this years garden tomato plants, I have been checking soil temperatures with my newly acquired 'General Tools Soil and Compost Thermometer' I have been taking readings and have tried to regulate soil temperature by early morning waterings in hopes to restore my plants. Having very little knowledge of its' usefulness, I did some internet research concerning this and found the following: Used for determining current soil temperatures. Check the temperature of the soil during the growing season and try to keep the soil temperature at around 45° to 70°F (7°-21°C) for successful plant growth. I can seem to cool down the temperature readings by regulating AM watering. When taking a reading, it is important to be consistent and take the probes readings at the same place. Best time to record is to check in the early morning temperatures for a good average. Item Is said to: Accurately measure soil or compost temperature from 0 to 200° F Easy to read dial and rugged 20" stainless-steel stem Soil Temperature Measuring instruments for both a compost pile and planting soil temperatures. Not having the expertise or experience with this garden tool the above comments are my observations.
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                      Didn’t get a chance to use the Thermometer. I have returned this item
                      Didn’t get a chance to use the Thermometer. I have returned this item
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                        The Analog soil thermometer came already assembled....
                        The Analog soil thermometer came already assembled.
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                        Every gardener needs one.
                        Where else can you find one this size? They should carry it in the store,because once you know soil temps you can tell whether you need more compost and manure to cool the roots.
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                        The compost thermometer was intact....
                        The compost thermometer was intact.
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                        Response from General ToolsJan 3, 2023
                        We appreciate the positive feedback you recently submitted on your General Tools purchase. For nearly a century, General Tools has been a recognized leader in the design and development of precision specialized tools. We pride ourselves in delivering the PRECISE tool for the job. Thanks again for your product review. We are pleased that you are satisfied with your General Tools purchase!
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                        Just the tool my husband needed for his compost pile....
                        Just the tool my husband needed for his compost pile.
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                        Response from General ToolsJan 3, 2023
                        We appreciate the positive feedback you recently submitted on your General Tools purchase. For nearly a century, General Tools has been a recognized leader in the design and development of precision specialized tools. We pride ourselves in delivering the PRECISE tool for the job. Thanks again for your product review. We are pleased that you are satisfied with your General Tools purchase!
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                        Well Built, seems accurate, using it for compost and soil temperature
                        I am using this for a Johnson - Su compost bioreactor and for soil temperature. It has kept its accuracy and is strong enough and long enough to read everything that I want to read.
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                        Response from General ToolsDec 12, 2022
                        We appreciate the positive feedback you recently submitted on your General Tools purchase. For nearly a century, General Tools has been a recognized leader in the design and development of precision specialized tools. We pride ourselves in delivering the PRECISE tool for the job. Thanks again for your product review. We are pleased that you are satisfied with your General Tools purchase!
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