up a Temperature Recorder in the Garden
temperature reading underground in winter poses a bit of a challenge.
(or data loggers) are a great tool for measuring temperatures, but a bit
tricky to accurately set up and retrieve when the ground may be frozen.
Here is one way to
set up a spot in the garden for recording accurate temperatures 7"
- Dig a 10-12"
hole near or in your Journey North tulip garden.
- Place a piece of
PVC piping (available from any hardware store) into the hole and fill
around it to make it stable.
- Refill the hole
inside the PVC to make it a depth of 7".
- Tie a brightly
colored string to the newly launched data recorder and place it into
- Add insulation
(shredded pine bedding, course sawdust, etc.) into the PVC level with
hole and PVC piping
string is attached to the recorder
is insulated to ground level