How to Use and Read a Compost Thermometer


How to do you know if your compost pile is turning into usable compost?  Well, it’s all in the temperature.  And here is where the Cate’s Garden compost thermometer comes in.  

Watch our video below on how to use your compost thermometer.  Then, just insert the probe into the center of your compost pile, wait one minute, then read the dial.  If your compost temperature is between 100 and 130 degrees F, you are golden!  That is the ideal temperature range, and you will soon have compost for your garden.

If your compost is 80 to 100 degrees F, it is warming up, and that is a good thing, but it isn’t quite in the ideal range yet.  If your pile measures between 130 and 160 degrees F, it is perhaps a little too warm.

Fortunately, there are some easy ways to warm up or cool down your compost pile.  To read all about them, visit Cate’s Garden for a complete listing of the steps you can take.  You can also purchase a Cate’s Garden compost thermometer directly from them, or HERE on Amazon.  

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