This will never work! soil temps, CSU
. . . just my 2, but . . . Why don't these guys put out some useful information about soil temperatures?
Soil temperatures are important for indoor germination, where the Table is useful, but also for outdoor germination, which is what they are supposedly talking about.
If I thought the minimum temperatures were going to produce a sprout, I better not stand there waiting for it - I'd turn into a statue. And, if I had to wait for my soil to reach optimum temperature at "at 8 a.m., 4 inches deep" -- I'd be waiting right thru the growing season and still trying to raise hell!
50Â°F soil will get you anywhere you want to go with cool-season crops in 1 to 3 weeks.
60Â° soil will do it for you with warm-season crops.
And, in my own optimistic fashion, I'm going to anticipate those temperatures by, at least, a week by sowing earlier. Soil temperature can catch up with the seeds and me if I think Happy âªâºâ« Thoughts thru that time period!