A Grower's Night Out: How to Garden If You Work the Day

| 6/14/2019 11:46:00 AM

Ricardo ElisiárioIt can be impossible, or feel like a nightmare, to manage a garden while the sun is already shining on the opposite half of the world. Yet, it’s not, and if you’re forced to garden at night, then know that it could be worse and that there are even some upsides to it.

It’s dark and quiet… What now?

Maybe the moon is full and the evening free from clouds, and maybe, luckily, your garden doesn’t sit too much under the shadow of your tall house. If all these conditions match, you’re off to a great night of gardening out back. But what about when it’s not so easy?

Well, light can be produced at will, so much that there’s not even much thought as to what to do when it’s suddenly dark outside.

Every one of us has a phone, a flashlight or even a classy lantern that you can hang on a branch. I confess that the candle is oftentimes the most exciting alternative, or at least I used to always find an excuse to light one whenever the power box short-circuited at home.

Go grab your seeds or plantlets, the watering can and leave your house to go pay a visit to the lonely grounds. If the moon is idling, pay her your respects and move on because the night is dark and full of tasks to finish.

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