It’s been a quiet week. According to the Johnny’s Seed Catalog, once you reach 10 hours of daylight, you can plant cool season greens in a cold frame. My favorite sunrise/sunset calculator says that for my latitude, this occurs on February 15th. Alas, while that may be true on paper, we have a nice sized hill to the west, so even though sunset yesterday was supposed to be 5:01 pm, we actually lost sun in the yard at about 4:15 pm. We ARE gaining about 3 1/2 minutes of extra daylight a day right now, so it IS coming.

In the meantime, we do our best to take full advantage of the sunlight we do get. The best thing about February? It’s NOT January.

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