Those who live in more northern locations can benefit from a look at the information on those websites, AppleStar.
I had forgotten about Coleman's term, Persephone Period. He used that to define the season when we have less than 10 hours of sunlight in our locations. Temperatures no longer matter as much as plant growth all but stops.
Johnny's has helpful protected growing information for those of us with tunnels and greenhouses. They are in Maine and since my location is north of any point in Maine, I was curious about this Persephone time. You don't need to download one of the apps they suggest; just go to the US Naval Observatory website - here
- and enter your location.
Ten hours of daylight occurs here on October 31. We are on our way to about 8 hours on the solstice. I don't have a level horizon so I just might want to think that this special day comes about 2 weeks earlier (NOW??
) and I don't quite agree with Coleman, anyway ... but, it's good to think about these sorts of things at this time of the year.
We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks