First Day of Fall

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Writer: Tom Myrick

This year at the Urban Gardening’s Veggie-Bed (Northern Hemisphere) the first day of fall comes in September. Taking place on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 9:54 P.M. EDT, we are breaking-out our long sleeve shirts and sweaters. After the September equinox occurs, aka autumnal equinox, the nights will get longer and the days shorter until the December solstice.

So, what is the difference between an equinox and a solstice? Unlike a solstice which happens in days, an equinox happens at a specific moment in time. Also, an equinox happens during the start of autumn and spring, while a solstice happens during summer and winter.

If you are like I am, you will probably welcome a change in the season after a long hot summer! To learn more about equinoxes and solstices watch this video from National Geographic:

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Tom Myrick

"When life kicks you in the butt, use it as energy for forward motion", Tom Myrick. I graduated from the Media Production Technology Curriculum at Tidewater Community College in 1988. Working as a professional Media Production Specialist/Photojournalist for most of my adult life, I became proficient in many aspects of multimedia production. In 2006, I completed the Master Gardener program and started attending horticulture classes at a local community college. Writing, photography, and gardening are passions of mine; altogether, a “marriage made in heaven". Having a diversified set of work skills and a lifetime of experience, I currently write for several online vegetable gardening publications and own a landscaping business. My mission is to encourage vegetable gardening throughout the world. Play in the dirt, Tom