Vegetables – Soil Temperature for Planting

Q: What is the proper soil temperature needed to plant garden seeds, such as beans, peas, etc in Douglas county?

A: Warm season vegetables like beans, tomatoes and corn need a soil temperature of at least 60 degrees but they germinate even better at 70 degrees. Looking at the Georgia Weather Network, the data for nearby Dallas, GA shows that in 2006 soil temperatures were good for planting after April 14.

See also Soil Temperature Condition for Vegetable Seed Germination

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