The shortening of daylight hours is becoming more apparent. Quite often, I do yard/garden chores after we’ve had our evening meal. During the peak of daylight hours, I could easily work out in the garden until 9:20 p.m. and still find my way back to the house. I went out to water this evening and came inside at 8:30 p.m. because I was out of daylight.
The deer were happy to see me leave. I had rousted them from their dining spot three different times.
Gardening like I'm gonna live forever, right here in central Iowa. Posting since 2008. 👩🌾
It also doesn't get light as early in the morning.
Because our winters tend to be mild, other than the shorter daylight hours, I don't mind fall/winter that much. Summer gardening is more fun and productive, but there is always the possibility of something nice going on outside in the garden in every season.
Coastal Southern California, zone 10, avocado belt, El Nino is coming!
Post by gardendmpls on Nov 7, 2023 20:32:05 GMT -5
Since the shift back from daylight savings time, the sun is up when I arise at six thirty. It's the other end of the day where it's a problem. At five this afternoon, I had three cats staring at me trying to understand why I didn't feed them when it is dark outside already. I gave in at quarter of six. They'll get used to it.
Abigail, all 9 kids grown and 24 little gardeners.