Compost Thermometer

Compost thermometers are absolutely not necessary.  It is just fun to watch the temperature of our compost piles to ensure that they stay at a good temperature. 

We recently bought thermometers for each of our three piles.  The piles stay about  125 degrees.

You can go online to buy compost thermometer or look for turkey thermometers.  You just need something with a long stem that will reach a decent depth in the compost pile. 

Although our thermometers start at 100 degrees, you might find it more useful to get one that starts at 0.  Especially if you are just begining to compost and want to track the progress of your pile.

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