Vegetable Gardening

Temperature of soil or air??

Zone 8b | coreyc23 added on March 7, 2012 | Answered

When it comes to growing vegetables do I need to concern myself with the temperature of my soil or the ambient air temperature for optimal growth?

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Answered on March 8, 2012

If you are growing vegetables, I would keep it in the low 60s to low 70s F. at night. Most will do ok with air temps around 50-60 during day but need warmer soil temps of at least 60 F.

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