Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to plant we go

After a very quiet December I think I have my blogging mojo back.

If you are interested in planting according to the phases of the moon, the full moon in Brisbane today should be the perfect time for me to be sowing my seeds as advised by the e-newsletter from Linda Brennan at Ecobotanica.

The idea is that the seeds germinate and grow so much faster depending on the gravitational pull which influences the moisture level in the soil. One of the ladies at our allotments swears by it. I’m going to give it a go.

So today I’m setting out to the allotment to plant my English Spinach and Tatsoi, seeds gifted to me on Christmas Day.

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If you are interested in finding out more about planting according to the moon cycle you can check out this link.

Happy gardening.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. narf77
    Dec 28, 2012 @ 06:27:12

    Cheers for this Jean…I have been interested in moon planting for a while as the Cert 2 lecturer in the Hort department swears by it and her garden is absolutely gorgeous! I haven’t got anything to plant at the moment but come next full moon I think it will be brassica time! I noticed that Inspirations nursery (our local nursery in Exeter) had a blackboard up saying “Plant brussels sprouts now!”…I LOVE Brussels sprouts and think that I am keeping the frozen sprouts industry in business single handedly so there is one stick of baby cabbages that I am absolutely positively going to have to throw into the ring as a real contender for our very first winter garden ever. I am off to spend a nice quiet day making spoons with Steve and then settling down to filter moon planting into my mental database…only problem is…something is going to have to shuffle out before I can fit it in! 😉 Wish me luck…and I am very interested to see how your tatsoi and English spinach go. I have spinach going mental here and we have been including it in all sorts of things. Steve had it in his calzones last night and says that they were the best calzones we have made yet. It tastes magnificent and picking it and cooking it within minutes seems to be the key along with just sweating it in a frypan (after finely shredding it) in a little butter and garlic or olive oil and garlic and it becomes this unctuous heady rush of “green” that we can’t wait to ingest. I LOVE veggie gardening! 🙂

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Dec 29, 2012 @ 04:56:34

      Hi Fran. Thanks, as always, for your comment. I love ‘brussels’ too but no chance I’ll do any good with them up here I’m afraid. I know folk have tried but you just need that nip in the air at the right time for a really good little head I am told. I planted the English spinach on Thursday so I’m off this morning to check up on it, see that the soil hasn’t dried out. Mind you, when I planted the seed I did put a little cage over the top and covered it with some shade cloth. I don’t get to the allotment every day and these small seeds can soon dry out if I’m not careful. We do get storm clouds some days but you cannot rely on them actually producing. I too LOVE veggie gardening (but you know that anyway)

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