Cate's Garden Compost Thermometer Premium Stainless Steel Bimetal Thermometer for Backyard Composting - 2 Inch Diameter Fahrenheit/Celsius Dial, 20 Inch Temperature Probe
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- CLEAR ACCURATE DIAL ★ Easy to read 2 inch wide dial with color-coded temperature ranges. 40 to 180 Fahrenheit range, (4 to 82 Celsius) in 2 °F increments for accurate readings.
- HIGH QUALITY LENS ★ High-quality and lightweight PC-coated lens, hermetically sealed to avoid fogging and moisture. IP55 water-resistant rating.
- RUGGED CONSTRUCTION ★ Tough, reinforced welded bolt between dial and stem for long-lasting operation and conditions. High quality 304 grade rust-resistant stainless steel.
- LONG QUALITY STEM ★ Long 20 inch, 3/16 inch diameter durable stem for accurate readings, great for larger backyard compost piles. Temperature is read from the tip, and takes about 30 seconds.
- 100% GUARANTEE ★ Buy with confidence with our no-hassle 100% money-back guarantee. Composting and temperature zone guide, including Celsius conversion, printed on back on package.
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Faster composting means knowing the temperature of your compost pile!
Cate's Garden Premium Compost Thermometer lets you know the temperature and health of your compost pile. Simply place the stem into the middle of your pile to get an accurate reading.
As you know, the composting process consists of beneficial microbes breaking down your yard waste and kitchen scraps into fresh, usable soil for your lawn, garden and flower beds.
With this thermometer, you will know the inner workings of your pile, and correct any problems and imbalances to speed up the soil-making process.TOP BENEFITS:
★ troubleshoot problems to optimize the efficiency of your composter
★ long stem is great for larger backyard compost piles (4 x 4 feet or more)
★ by knowing the health and heat of your pile, you can increase the speed of converting your kitchen scraps to useable soil
★ track the progress and know when your compost is ready for your garden
★ great educational tool for kids and students learning nature's recycling process
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Are you ready for serious composting? Knowing the temperature will let you know when to water, when to add more materials, when it needs turning, and when the compost is ready to use in your garden.
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If the probe is bent, this will affect the reading accuracy. There is no way to adjust the calibration on this thermometer, but we are not talking about rocket science here. All we are interested in is the stage of the rotting process.
The color coded dial face will tell you, in a glance, what the critters in your pile are doing.
Mesophiles (happy at 70 to 90) do most of the work.
Thermophiles (up to 160) are good for killing the bad stuff like pathogens and unwanted seeds.
I use the University of California method of composting. I have small ,3 1/2 cubic foot tumbler that I crank once a day.
The pyrophilic stage last just a few hours. i have found it helpful to add back some compleated compost back into the tumbler just in case the heat stralized the batch.
Daily checks of temperature, texture, and aroma tells me things are progressing smoothly. If you are producing compost, you need a compost thermometer. Cate's is great.
The thermometer looks much like a good-quality analog kitchen thermometer, except for the stem, which is nearly two feet long! The packaging says to place the end of the probe about in the center of the compost pile, so this will test even a big one. It looks sturdy, but the simple, color-coded dial with temperature ranges corresponding to the directions on the packaging, appears easy to understand.
Comes with an extended warranty (5 years) and a coupon for 35% off your next order. You can even store it in the reusable blister pack for safety! They've thought of everything! Compost Thermometer - Cate's Garden Premium Stainless Steel Bimetal Thermometer for Backyard Composting - 2 Inch Diameter Fahrenheit / Celsius Dial, 20 Inch Temperature Probe
1) Fast--it's surprisingly fast with its readings, which only take a few seconds.
2) Accurate--it measured ambient air to within 1 degree of both my indoor and outdoor thermometers.
3) Long--the probe is nice and long, so it's reading the temperature from the center of my compost pile. This is very helpful for knowing when to turn my compost.
4) Sturdy--my compost is currently a bit of an ice pile because it's winter, and I was less than careful when I shoved the thermometer into the compost pile to get a photo. The probe did not bend and the thermometer worked perfectly, even though I'd just shoved it through ice!
5) Easy to read--I like the dial, which I find very easy to read. I sometimes get annoyed by thermometers like this because there's either too much or not enough on the face. This has color zones to help you understand where your pile should be, temperature-wise, but the color zones don't obscure one's ability to read the temperature.
I'm attaching two photos so you can see the size. Don't be alarmed at the temperature of my compost pile; it's winter. :) I probably won't leave this thermometer outside during the winter in order to preserve its lifespan, but it will be very handy once summer comes.
Very pleased with this purchase.
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I like the colored scale on the dial so when you are checking the temperature you know that you are in range where your compost pile is...Read more