[nafex] temperature variation
iwgarden at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 14 14:20:01 EDT 2012
Please excuse if this came twice-I sent it out and it came back into my junk
mail box-sending again.
I have several cheap thermometers which I placed out in various parts of the
garden to record the differences. They have to be compared then marked
because I have found up to 3 degrees difference in the thermometers-- I
check them around 10:00 pm and again just before dawn-- then about 2 hours
after dawn. This has given me a cheap way to figure out the microclimates in
What I have also found very useful is to use plants as guides. I have
nasturtiums growing in various places and when one patch freezes and the
other does not, I can get a good idea of the temperature differentials. I
have also used the purple aeoniums as a guide. Other plants would have to be
used to find 28 degrees, 25 degrees, 10 degrees, etc.
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