Sowing by the Moon

This week my seeds arrived 🙂 and as I checked through them I put them into the months I would be sowing them..  I also made out my plan of the allotment, all be it a rough guide it will no doubt change shape as we  start planting out in the Spring.. 

My little sketch is just a scribble sketch.. Not as fancy as some of you have gone to all the trouble with that I have seen around on blogs I follow here .  It is to give me a rough idea of where to plant.. as its important to rotate crops around from where they were last year. 

Seeds

Today I started out by sowing indoors in a propagator our onion seeds.. Usually we buy onion sets, but for the last couple of years these have been disappointing and so we thought we would try from seed this year.

So out came my Christmas gift book on the Luna Cycles mentioned in a previous post, as I looked up the Moon Calendar sample month..  And I saw that while the Moon is in the Waning phase it is ideal to plant root crops.. Onions being classed amongst them..   This is because the energies pull down water to the roots.  Also during this phase it is good for pruning, as the sap is being drawn down..

I found the book very interesting reading and when you think about it, it makes good sense.. This book guides you into 4 main categories for growing and harvesting.  And comes coloured coded with the phases of the moon, so you can see how the four main categories of Root Day~ Flower Day~ Leaf Day~ Fruit & Seed Day all coincide with the various waxing~waning and Full and New Moon cycles.  The guide being if your crop is a root crop or a leaf or flower or fruit crop, each phase of the Moon can help promote the best growing conditions for that particular variety.. 

Well, I have made a start.. Now to catch up with my Ironing 🙂 

 Happy Gardening One and ALL

~Sue~