This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Persephone period begins

It's November 10. Daylight hours have fallen below 10 hours a day at my latitude. Sunrise 6:28 am, sunset 4:27 pm. Aargh - not my favorite time of year... (Plants don't grow with less than 10 hours of light a day.) I had my countdown timer set to watch for this date. I've set it for February 2nd now - the date the Persephone ends.

2 Comments:

Blogger Monica T. said...

I am so glad to know this! I obsess over sunrise/sunset. So now I know my magical date!

November 10, 2015 4:04 PM

 
Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Hi Kathy, the only thing that keeps me from hibernating is the promise of some fairy lights (twinkle lights) going up and on in a few weeks time. Plus the expectation of bulb leaf tips pushing through the soil!!
(Marian LondonUK)

November 11, 2015 8:59 AM

 

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