Once again the time is upon us. A day of equal daylight and darkness, and a day of transition. Goodbye Summer, hello Autumn!
For some it is a day of religious significance, but for others it means it is time to plant either the summer or winter crops. For me it is about the time to prepare the winter veggie patch for planting next weekend. I have also been researching and learning about moon planting of late, and believe there is something to this ancient practice. According to the moon gardening calendar, this week is a week to prepare garden beds with compost, weeding, and just relaxing. After the new moon next week, it will be a time to plant seeds that grow above ground and the weekend after that I will be planting root crops like parsnips.
If you want to learn more have a look at Darren’s blog Green-Change. He has just had an article written about him and his garden in the local newspaper. Well done mate!
He is a big fan of Lunar planting and you can find advice in the left hand panel of his blog. I will certainly be giving it a go this season. Last winter, I ended up with the most dreadful crop of broccoli, and today I traced back via my blog to the date I planted them. By my calculations, I definitely planted them at the wrong time of the month, and they just did not grow, and were insect laden within a month.
So, compared to last season, what do I really have to loose. Time will tell if it all works out.