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    I like the Dutch girl's videos, Jay-ell, been watching them for a while.
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    Its the Chickilingian calendar, I'm surprised you had to ask.
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    Yeah - she made a similar bed in spring with update videos. I've got something like it going on only mines sown with chickweed, bittercress, dandelions, jack by the hedge, amongst others

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    A/
    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Conventionally, the year has 4 seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter amd there are different opinions on when each starts and ends - calendar, meteorological, solstice/equinox - take your pick.
    As you would expect, I'm different. My year has 3 seasons, each of 4 months and roughly linked to calender months. Am I the only one who thinks like this -


    B/ or am I as nutty as you keep telling me?
    Answer to A/ quite sound logic and practical thinking
    Answer to B/ Yes
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    i see 3 seasons it is just a bit different then rest of you:
    winter :inside growing
    fall\spring; gardening outside with protection
    summer: outside growing
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    It makes sense VC, and will people stop talking about shorter days I feel SAD already

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    I have a "new" 2nd hand book called "The Gardener's Year" and they have 9 seasons all related to the Phenological Calendar (Go on - Google it - I did)
    Basically, each season's start and finish is triggered by certain signal plants and these trigger dates will vary wherever you live.
    For example, the first season is "Pre-spring" which begins when a snowdrop flowers and hazel catkins release pollen.
    Pre-spring ends when Goat willow and Cornelian cherry/Cornus mas flower.

    Next up is Early spring which begins with Wood anenome flowering and ends when the leafbuds of silver birch and horse chestnut open.

    Spring begins when Apples, Horse chestnut and Lilac flower and ends when Hawthorn, Laburnum and Mountain ash flower.

    Summer has 3 seasons - Early, Mid and Late.

    Autumn has 2 - Early and Autumn

    Winter is winter - a period of dormancy.

    If you "look inside" this book you can view the page with all the seasons and indicators for free https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gardeners-Y.../dp/0711209278
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    As I'm out walking the dog at the crack of Dawn which is around 6.34am for me at the moment. I do notice as things change, for example the first shoots of new nettles are up. I often find these to be a useful indcator that I can start planting under cover.
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