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Planting and seeding around the longest day

Although the sowing and planting season is not completely silent after the longest day (June 21), but many plants do after that time insufficient time to grow and mature. Especially for asparagus and rhubarb is June 21 a special date. Also, it is advisable to have, say, two weeks, the hedge one more time to be cut in the longest day. Which runs one more time in making the open spaces are filled well in the hedge. However, there are rapidly rising vegetables you can still sowing or planting and harvesting after the longest day.

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The longest day of the year: June 21

June 21 is the longest day of the year. At the North Pole is the day the sun does not. From 21 June, the days are getting shorter. The earth moves in approximately 365 days once around the sun. If the Earth’s axis, i.e., the axis of the North Pole to the South Pole, perpendicular would be in orbit around the sun, there would be no seasons on earth exist. Temperatures were at all latitudes are the same. Since the ash is however tilted roughly 23 degrees to the northern and southern hemispheres alternate intensively exposed to solar radiation. That is the only reason that there summer and winter, including a shortest and longest day. As the earth revolves around the sun, not the sun that moves, but the northern hemisphere turns away from the sun or turns toward the sun. Seen from the earth, but it seems like the sun from June 21 again moving to the south for six months, until the shortest day of 21 December.

Plants also respond on the summer solstice

Of course, this also has an impact on nature and vegetation. In nature, plants germinate in the spring when the length of the day increases. They grow larger and closer to the time of the summer solstice (typically June 21). After the longest day of the year, the days are getting shorter inevitable. This also makes the plants, and they react almost unnoticed by himself to prepare for flower formation.

Rhubarb and asparagus do not harvest after the longest day

Rhubarb and asparagus to be harvested after no longer the longest day. Both plants are harvested when they are no longer new shoots with leaves. Through this new leaves can gain new energy plants throughout the summer (photosynthesis). Would you continue rhubarb and asparagus harvest, then take the plants enough sunlight and weaken them unnecessarily.

Flowers in summer and snow

The season is ideal for planting fast growing vegetables. Plenty of vegetables planted in spring or were sown in May and June already ripe for harvest: for lettuce, spinach, snow peas, chard, radishes and beetroot is the ideal time to harvest and process them into tasty dishes.


Fast-growing vegetables which are suitable for sowing or planting in the summer?

By harvesting, ripe fruit comes out again rather freely in the garden. And especially when space is limited, is an avid gardener keen to use every free spot in the backyard. It would be a pity to let the beds to fall unused. After a first harvested, can also send some fast growing plants in July and be planted.

Not all vegetables are suitable for the cultivation summer

The warm temperatures and long days in the summer, not all plants suitable to be sown in July. They would turn yellow or start shooting soon. Before the end of July beginning of August, the sowing season takes place for the fall. However, some fast-growing crops, resulting vegetable beds are sown. Fast growing vegetables include radishes, fennel, arugula, and dill. The sowing of these races can take place until September!


What can are you plant in the garden in the summer?

Even young plants of broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi and lettuce are planted in the garden in July. But they do need some more time to mature. Would you use a large part of the vegetable garden for fall and winter vegetables, then plant these varieties in small quantities. Broccoli and cauliflower need a lot of space, about 50 cm apart.

When it’s best to cut the hedge?

For the main haircut, you can expect the best until June 21st. Then have hedgerow major growth phase behind us and growth will be less noticeable. Advantage: the hair remains intact longer without overgrowing again! Also, at that time native birds usually complete their breeding season (May / June). Should you rather start cutting, you convince sure that no birds nest in the hedge! Who clearings wants to get close his hedge the hedge is best to cut two weeks still just before June 21 because at that time will still benefit from a final growth spurt. Moreover, with young bushes four haircuts, a year is not uncommon.