It seems that mothers can always tell when their children are telling a fib. Maybe it's the child's mannerisms, their eyes, or the sound of their voice when a child is not being honest and forthcoming. However the method, a mother knows what's true and what's not.
Perhaps gardeners should take a lesson from their maternal relationship. Like the mischievous child, when a gardener tries to fool Mother Nature, they almost always fail. Mother Nature always knows the truth, and, in the end, Mother Nature will always impart her will. Like children, gardeners also needn't attempt to fool mother.
Saturday's sunlight will last 10 hours and 29 minutes, Friday's was one minute less and Sunday's will be one minute more. Saturday's low temperature will be 51 degrees and the soil, six inches beneath the surface where the roots are, will stay at a rather even 61 degrees. At its highest point Saturday, the sun will rise 33 degrees above the horizon.