HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE THE VERNAL EQUINOX?
Observe nature around you!
Worms begin to emerge from the earth. In fact, the March Full Moon is called “The Full Worm Moon” for this reason.
Notice the arc of the Sun across the sky as it shifts toward the north. Birds are migrating northward, along with the path of the Sun.
Speaking of birds, did you know that the increasing sunlight is what triggers birds to sing? Cool, eh? Enjoy our Bird Songs page.
Trees, shrubs, and flowers are sensitive to temperature and day-length, too! Since ancient days, people have used them as indicators of when the weather is right for planting. For example: Blooming crocus are your cue to plant radishes, parsnips, and spinach. See more of nature’s signs.
Of course, the longer days bring warmer weather! Both we and the animals around us strip off our clothes and heavy coats!
Ready, set, plant! March is time to start gardens and sow seeds in many regions. See the best planting dates according to your local frost dates or our Vegetable Gardening for Beginners guide for gardening tips!