27 days to Winters end. Astronomically speaking, the (Spring) equinox occurs when the Sun crosses the celestial equator on its way north along the ecliptic. This March equinox is also known as the vernal, or spring, equinox, and marks the start of the spring season.
If it makes you feel better Winter ends, Meteorologically speaking, in only 7 days. In the Northern Hemisphere the official spring season always begins on March 1 and continues through May 31. Summer begins on June 1; Autumn, September 1; and Winter, December 1.
Weather scientists divide the year into quarters to make it easier to compare seasonal and monthly statistics from one year to the next. Meteorological seasons are based on annual temperature cycles rather than on the position of Earth in relation to the Sun, and follow calendar dates.
Prep is underway to plant 2 containers one with Radishes and beets, the other with lettuce. Hopping for a few lettuce/beet green harvest before the hot days of late Spring and early Summer arrive.
Soil temperatures are fluctuating wildly. In the low 40’s one day and in the low 50’s the next. I’m going to cover my new containers with clear plastic sheeting in an attempt to warm the soil and to minimize the soil temperature fluctuation. This I hope will also prevent the soil from drying out before my seed germinates.
Weather girl said I have a good chance of rain late tonight in to Tuesday morning. SOoooo, I’m off to do my late winter container planting.
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