Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Sweet Potatoes
by countrynaturals Today at 1:33 pm

» It's actually more like surviving.... these days...
by countrynaturals Today at 1:19 pm

» Store Bought Compost
by CapeCoddess Today at 1:18 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by CapeCoddess Today at 1:02 pm

» cherokee purple...seed to dish
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:57 pm

» Bee 'Sleeping' in Cucumber Flower
by sanderson Today at 11:41 am

» who has chickens
by countrynaturals Today at 11:10 am

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by RoOsTeR Today at 11:03 am

» I feel VERY fortunate!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:28 am

» Things You Never Knew Existed Until SFG...
by llama momma Today at 6:47 am

» Water....
by Browndog Today at 1:23 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by sanderson Today at 1:16 am

» Anyone want walking onions??
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 9:27 pm

» What weed? is this? (with pic)
by yolos Yesterday at 8:53 pm

» Monarch Supporter
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:33 pm

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:22 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:18 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:17 pm

» Top Dressing with Compost
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 5:35 pm

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:38 pm

» Grow Produce from Produce!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:09 pm

» Zombie Gardening!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:01 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:38 pm

» Heat wave and shade screen
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:33 pm

» Intro for this region...
by Browndog Yesterday at 2:42 pm

» Easy and Fabulous Crockpot Marinara
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:37 pm

» Huge Box of Seeds from 2003!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:56 pm

» Early Winter??
by Browndog Yesterday at 12:48 pm

» Interesting Local nurseries and farm to visit in Dallas-Ft worth
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:04 pm

» Cuttings To Bring Inside For Winter
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 10:54 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Need advice on thermometers

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Need advice on thermometers

Post  Healing Garden on 3/19/2011, 8:25 pm

I was wondering if any of you have any thermometer advice for me. I am going to put a cold frame on top of one of my raised beds so I can start moving some of my seedlings out. I need to know what the high/low temps are inside and outside the cold frame. I would like a thermometer with a wireless sensor and a memory for min/max that I can put in my cold frame and with a sensor outside so I know what the temp differential is between the two. Any suggestions? I don't want to spend a lot of money but I don't want to waste money buying a poorly functional product.

Thanks!
avatar
Healing Garden

Female Posts : 42
Join date : 2011-02-23
Age : 47
Location : Boston, MA Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Need advice on thermometers

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 3/20/2011, 9:27 am

That's going to be a difficult task, if I can be really frank. Today, you really get what you pay for in indoor/outdoor therms. Investing in a weather system with expandable wireless sensor units would be your best bet, but wow are they pricey. OregonScientific is about the most reasonable I've seen from a company.

If you want to go the cheaper route, WallyWorld has some for around 10 bucks that will get the job done for awhile. But, your battery life will be pretty short, and they seem to get flukey after awhile, too.....the wireless ones. I had a wired sensor that lasted for a long time, but that was 10 years ago.

Your major issue, imo, will be finding the right model. Most with wired sensors have an "indoor" thermometer attached to an "outdoor" thermometer....and they don't wirelessly report to a base system. However, the 2nd problem is the "indoor" thermometers only go down to 32F. They simply don't have the range of accuracy the "outdoor" thermometers do.

I think your simple answer would be to put two wireless devices out by your cold frame....one inside and one outside. Have them both report back to a base system inside your house. The problem, again, comes back to price, though.

I wish you luck. I haven't ever found anything I am satisfied with, either.
avatar
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 43
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum