Hello and Welcome to January,
It is with delight that I have your Moon gardening planting dates along with lots more inspiration.
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May your 2017 be full of abundant smiles!
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· On Tour to the “Gap” and to a Worthy Beech
· What’s in the Stars for You
· Moon Gardening Planting and Sowing Days for January
· What’s That Star In The Sky this month?
· Your Special Birthday Greetings to Caps and Aquas.
· Gossip Corner…lots
|Ancient Moon Gardening
Gazing out the window I can see the veggie patch and this month I have enjoyed feasting on broad beans. I love releasing them from the their feathery soft beds….such a joy to touch. Once lightly steamed, I toss them with olive oil and dare I say it…. salt. I probably eat far too much salt!
Since we last spoke the tomatoes fairly exploded out the ground and nearly 3 times a week I needed to add another stake! What amused me was that precisely when the cold winds stopped at the start of December, hidden seedlings from the old compost heap also exploded out of the ground… they knew precisely the best time to come out and play. It also shows me I am not generating enough heat in the compost bins! Hmmm maybe I did not alternate green layers with brown layers regularly enough. PS. Brown layers can also be paper waste and documents you do not want out in the rubbish bins.
The apple is growing in leaps and bounds but the plum has not set a single flower.
The Three Sisters (corn beans and pumpkins), are growing well and next year I will plant the sweet corn a couple of weeks ahead of the beans. For a while there I was scared to enter the patch and stand still for too long in fear that the beans would twine around me and tie me down!
The new strawberries that I moved and were not supposed to fruit… are about to. Ahh.. I love the constant surprises that a garden brings.