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- Winter solstice and vegetable growing December 13, 2017I’m looking forward to the Winter Solstice and lengthening days ahead. It’s not just about my affinity for sunlight. It’s about vegetables growing again.Here in Western North Carolina, we have a very short Persephone Days period (a term coined by Elliot Coleman to describe the less than 10 hour daylength period where cool-season vegetables stop […]
- Thinking about early winter vegetables December 11, 2017I missed the window of fall planting for early over-wintered vegetables. The spinach didn't germinate because of drought while we were away (and maybe the seeds were a bit old).But I do have collards, parsley, herbs, chard, garlic, and leeks (currently covered with unexpected snow).We'll be traveling this winter so I'll have to rely on […]
- Winter solstice and vegetable growing December 13, 2017