One of the things I love about January, other than sitting by the fire and dreaming of next summer's garden, is the fact that the days begin to lengthen again. You've probably noticed that it is darker in the morning than it was a month ago and wonder if I have lost my mind. The marvelous part of that is that it gets light a few minutes later each day. By the end of January, we will have gained nearly 40 minutes of light at the end of the day and it will continue until spring.
In December the sun set at just before 4 p.m. for the entire month. By the end of January it will set at 4:38 p.m. By the end of February, the sun will set a 5:20 p.m. I don't know about you, but I am always amazed to watch the progress as we near spring. It gives me hope that we will soon be nurturing green, growing things.
Today, I am celebrating the return of the sun and the promise of a productive year of gardening. I hope you are too.
(If you are curious about when the sun rises and sets in your area, you can use this handy calculator to find out the exact time for sunrise and sunset in your location.)
Until Next Time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!