Updated: Apr 19, 2021
March 20, 2021 is the Spring Equinox! We don't know about you, but we are ready! This Winter has been more difficult for many folks, not being able to see friends and loved ones that lift our spirits, or not being able to travel to warm destinations for a much-needed break from the cold.
Here we are at the end of the upwards swing of Winter's pendulum and the warmth of sun is finally steering closer to our corner of the world.
It is a time of new beginnings and rebirth, planting and cleaning!
Wisdom from "The Farmer's Almanac":
Observe nature around you!
Are worms and grubs reappearing? (The March Full Moon is called the “Worm Moon” for this very reason!)
Watch the arc of the Sun across the sky as it shifts toward the north. Birds are migrating northward, along with the path of the Sun.
Are you noticing that the days are getting longer? Did you know that the increasing sunlight is what triggers birds to sing? Cool, eh? Enjoy our Bird Songs page.
Are the daffodils poking up their heads? Trees, shrubs, and flowers are sensitive to temperature and day-length, too! Since ancient days, people have used them as indicators of when the weather is right for planting. For example: Blooming crocus are your cue to plant radishes, parsnips, and spinach. See more of nature’s signs.
Can you feel the Sun getting stronger? The longer days bring high temperatures. Both we and the animals around us strip off our clothes and heavy coats!
Are you getting itchy to get outdoors? March is time to start gardens and sow seeds in many regions. See the best planting dates according to your local frost dates [Button below for Wolfeboro dates] or our Vegetable Gardening for Beginners guide for gardening tips!
Are you craving fresh foods after a long winter? A Spring Tonic, using the early greens of spring, may be just the thing you need! Also, find some new spring recipes using what’s fresh and seasonal!