5 Steps to Sowing Success

Find out what you need to know to get your garden off to a great start.


Determine your soils temperatureDetermine your soil's temperature.

A soil thermometer is the most accurate way to take your soil's temperature. Simply stick the probe into the soil and wait to see consistent readings for a few days. Plant when the soil reaches your crop's ideal temperature. A soil thermometer with an 8-inch probe costs about $9.