The REOTEMP FG20P backyard compost thermometer is perfectly designed for the home composter with a DIY compost bin. It has basic composting instructions printed on the back of the package, temperature ranges on the dial face, and a durable 20” stem that will reach the center of most compost piles or tumblers. REOTEMP’s free compost guide offers information on how to compost and get started for the beginner composter. It’s the perfect starting point for anyone who’s looking to learn how to compost and get started with a home compost bin.
Can this thermometer be left in the compost pile?
Yes, the thermometer is sealed and can be left in the compost pile.
Where should I measure the temperature in my compost pile?
Around the center of the pile is a good place to test. The hottest part of the pile is generally the center.
What should finished compost look like?
It should be dark, crumble easily and have an earthy smell. You should not be able to identify any of the original ingredients.
What can I do with finished compost?
Compost can be used for gardening and landscaping around your home. Add it to your soil to help it retain nutrients and water.
Does it measure the temperature at the tip of the probe or does the whole stem need to be in the compost pile?
The sensitive portion is the last 2 inches at the tip of the probe. So you don’t have to necessarily put the entire stem into the compost pile.
Is it OK to use this thermometer in a compost tumbler?
Yes, many customers use it for their compost tumblers. Just remember to remove it before tumbling!