Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Short and Sweet.

Do you believe in gardening in conjuction with the phases of the moon? I sowed these mixed salad leaf seeds on Saturday 24th March!! That was two days after the New Moon. I wasn't sure how much truth there was in it until I caught sight of all these little new shoots popping up this afternoon. It is said that we should sow seeds and plant things out on a waxing moon, and do any pruning or cutting back on a waning moon. It certainly makes you think, doesn't it?


5 comments:

Ro Bruhn said...

My father was a firm believer in planting by the moon. He would plant above the ground and below the ground crops at different times, depending on the moon. He had a very prolific vegie garden.

sharon young said...

Well! I've never heard of that one, but it certainly seems to have worked for you.

Toffeeapple said...

Thank you for the reminder, I have yet to sow my tomatoes and chillies.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Old farmers always used these methods didn't they? I think, like a lot of these old things, it is foolish to suggest that there is no truth in them. After all, the tides are controlled by the moon.

Are you enjoying Ronald Blythe? If i can't sleep I tend to get up, make myself a drink and read him - his writing is very therapeutic for me.

Clare Wassermann said...

Yes I plant and prune this way whenever i can. It seems to work xxxx