We officially hit the Winter Solstice at 5:44am yesterday. The Solstice fell on December 21 this year, but did you know that it can fall anywhere from December 21 through December 23. That means today is officially the first FULL day of winter. On the flip side (of the planet), today marks the first full day of summer.
But what exactly is the Winter Solstice? From the Old Farmer's Almanac:
Winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight during the whole year...
The next big event in our planet's rotation around the sun will be the Spring Equinox-- March 20, 2017 at 6:29am. That's just 88 days, people! It's never too soon to start planning your garden for next season.
Steve & Corey Veldheer are organic yard & garden specialists in west Michigan.