GARDENING, WEATHER, CLIMATE & MICROCLIMATE

Few things can have a greater impact for good or ill on a garden than the weather, or, put in another word, climate. Planting and harvest dates, i.e. growing seasons, are quite different from one town to the next. The average length of the growing season in our two counties here is about 14 ½ … Continue reading GARDENING, WEATHER, CLIMATE & MICROCLIMATE

The Sun Controls the Climate, But It’s Complicated

The sun is a massive ball of ionized gas, which is structured into spinning layers, convection cells, streams, and eddies. Charged particles in motion constitute electric current, and electric current always produces magnetic fields. Anything that converts a magnetic field into an electric current, or vice versa, through mechanical movement is called a "dynamo." So, … Continue reading The Sun Controls the Climate, But It’s Complicated