The literature of White Dews
Proverbs about White Dew
During the White Dew period, if you go out on a clear night and watch the starry sky, you may get wet by the dew on your trouser cuffs. In the morning, you can see the water vapor near the ground has condensed into crystal dew drops on the grass. The conditions for forming dew are: clear sky, breeze and humidity of the air. There are proverbs like:
“Dew indicates that the next day will be a sunny day” “If the next day will be dry, there will be no dew” “There is no dew if the wind is strong” During this period, since the autumn is coming, it is getting cooler and the temperature varies greatly between day and night. It is cool in the morning and at night, but hot at noon. Several proverbs say:
“White Dew indicates that the autumn is coming, and it is getting cooler and cooler at night.” (Anhui, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangxi and Liaoning) “After the White Dew, it is cold at night but hot in the day.” (Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hunan and Shanxi) “After the White Dew, it is cool in the morning and at night, but hot at noon.” (Hubei) “The White Dew falls in mid-autumn, so it is cool in the morning and at night.”
Losing no time to sow seeds is very important during this period. As the proverbs say:
Since the White Dew is after the Autumn Equinox, it is very busy on the farms. Do not plant garlic before the White Dew. Plant broomcorn in the White Dew and beans in the Autumn Equinox.