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Winter gardening expert Eliot Coleman observed that when the hours of sunlight drop to less than 10 hours per day, plant growth comes to a crawl or stop. He called this period of time 'Persephone Days'. In Washington, DC, our Persephone Days span from November 17 through January 24. By using the "days to maturity" on seed packets (also found on the informational tags included with purchased seedlings) and counting backwards, we can plant our fall and winter vegetables with en