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Establishing fall crops requires extra planning

publication date: Nov 1, 2003
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First a quick primer about daylength and flowering. Between the spring equinox and the fall equinox, the number of hours of daylight is longer than 12 hours. The farther north you go, the longer the day gets in the summer, but at the equinox, everyone gets 12 hours. These are “long days” of summer. Between September and the following March the opposite is true. Daylight is less than 12 hours long. These are “short days” Pretty obvious. But these changes have effects on the growing habits of plants, ranging from the subtle to the dramatic.

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