Dear DOT Garden Friends,
We’ve just passed the cross-quarter (midpoint between the solstice and equinox) which marks the turning point into Spring. Longer daylight hours are also more noticeable, and we’ve moved out of our Persephone period (the time of year when we get less than 10 hours of daylight). This shift in light has a marked influence on our plants and you may notice an uptick in growth even though the temperatures are still quite cold. More light means more photosynthesizing and that makes all the difference in the world.
Our cover crops and garlic are wee sprouts in the moment, but they’ll soon fill in and create a lush, spring field. Better yet, all that plant growth means there’s nourishment for soil life too – delicious liquid carbon making its way through plant roots to feed the diversity of life below ground. Hey, did we mention that’s how you sequester carbon too? Pretty cool, right?!
If you want to learn more about soil health and the magic of regenerative growing, be sure to check out our calendar of events to find a class or workshop.
Cheers to the soil,
--The DOTG crew