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24 Solar Terms -- Minor Heat

Minor Heat, or Xiaoshu in Chinese, is the 11th solar term of the year. It usually arrives around July 6-8. Minor Heat signifies the hottest period is coming but the extreme hot point has yet to arrive. During Minor Heat, farmers are devoted themselves to field management. Crops like mung bean, kidney bean, peanut and so on are growing now, and people water and also prevent the injurious insect.