growing season


: the period of the year that is warm enough for plants to grow

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Recent Examples on the Web Scorching temperatures have already shifted the start of hop growing season by 13 days from 1970 to 2018, according to the study. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 11 Oct. 2023 Fertilize with an all-purpose fertilizer according to label instructions, but only during the active growing season until the end of September each year. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 22 Sep. 2023 The cold will be short-lived but should be enough to end the growing season, outside of some of the mildest spots. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2023 These bulbs are spent after one growing season and won't rebloom. Grace Haynes, Southern Living, 27 Oct. 2023 The researchers also found that with temperatures rising, the hop growing season started 13 days earlier in 2018 compared to 1970. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Oct. 2023 During her inaugural growing season, Stacie invited neighbors and friends to cut bouquets during informal U-Pick sessions. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2023 Development from egg to adult takes about six weeks during the growing season. Susan Pransky, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Oct. 2023 At the end of the growing season, straw mulch helps improve your garden soil. Rita Pelczar, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Growing season.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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growing season

: the period of the year that is warm enough for growth especially of cultivated plants
especially : the period between the last killing frost in the spring and the first one in the fall
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