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    I think temperature has more to do with it than daylight. My sister lives in Florida and has exactly the same 12 hour daylight period as me, but she can grow year round.....
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    Good point MH, I've amended my post to be relative to me.

    This year I was covered in snow on the 18th of March so I didn't start growing, I actually started planted when the Oak and Ash started to show leaf. Which was a good 3 1/2 weeks later this year.
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    I like it. I don't do it, but I like it. I may end up working to this calendar. As I'm very slowly dipping my toe into the sea of winter veg growing! Thanks to a crazy sprout growing challenge ( VC's fault )along with a couple of different varieties of cabbage and purple sprouting broccoli. I've even managed to do some repeat sowings. That's a first! And seems to successful so far .

    So yes I like a 3 season year. When you've designed the calendar VC, I'll buy one

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    I think we've moved into a 2 season year, wet and dry. It's like a dustbowl here! Still, getting my step count up lugging the can about....
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    I've always reckoned that the year has 3 seasons - winter from mid October to mid-April, spring from mid April to mid July and autumn from mid July to mid October. This philosophy comes from spending years working outside. However this year the spring season seems to have been summer, and it was spring that didn't exist.

    I like your thinking though VC - it does in fact make sense.
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    Penellype - you're the 3rd person to say it makes sense.
    You're ruining my reputation.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    It makes perfect sense to me too! In fact, it might be the answer to a frustration I have about my seeds and how I store them. They're in alphabetical order right now, for ease of finding particular seeds, but it's not very practical in terms of knowing what to sow when. So I might just rearrange my seeds into two, as you say VC!
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    The situation is going from bad to worse.

    In an effort to regain my Nuttyness reputation you should know that I've been splitting my seeds into month of sowing/ and by Category - roots, shoots,fruits and leaves.
    For example, all the roots (carrots, beets etc) that can be sown in March are in one envelope/box. Then, in Roots week in March, I pick up that envelope and sow something from it.
    That was the plan anyway but now, I'm going to change it to BS (before Solstice) and AS (After Solstice) and keep all the March-June seeds together. Lots of them can be sown over several months anyway.
    I'm worried that you'll think this is sensible too.
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