Looks like the shortest day of the year is the 21st, so we should be seeing more sunshine soon! Yay! I wish I could predict the sun's patterns for my property, so I can plan my garden bed placement better. Any idea how to tell where the strongest light will be in the summer months? Anybody? I think I know where the best placement will be, but I want to make sure before I build raised beds and start moving all that soil! Speaking of which, will have to find some cheap soil too... So much to do! It's wonderful!
The shortest day is the winter solstice, 12/21, but the sunrises are happening later each day all the way into January, whereas the sunsets have already peaked at their earliest and are actually already happening later now that they were next week. Here is the website I use to track this: http://sunrise-sunset.org
So even though the days are still getting shorter for the next week, the time I have until sunset is getting a few seconds longer each day now.