Miracles in March.

Crocuses in pots

Each year Spring pushes her bulbs and green shoots through the ground I marvel at the miracles in nature.. Each time I plant a tiny seed no bigger than a full-stop on the page. I marvel at the wonderment of how each tiny cell knows exactly what to be, a leaf, a petal, or stem..

Such are the Miracles of Birth, and the best Miracles of all are ourselves and how each of us are unique in form and personality. And just how precious Life is.

This month on the gardening front, has been a mixture of cold, wet, and snowy conditions, which I feel we still have not seen the last of. But the plot is all dug over, and Hubby has already started to clear out the overgrown area at the back of the sheds which for the last two years we used a huge composting pile…

Behind the shed, clearing out the old compost pile and deep rooted nettle patch

As you can see there is still more clearing to be done, and its been hard going, getting the nettle roots out which have spread. but I have asked Hubby to leave me some of the nettle patch in tact, as I gather in spring and dry out for tea. It will not take nettles long to grow.. And so long as you wear a good pair of thick gloves when picking them from getting stung. How and when to Harvest is within the link, and you can find many Nettle Tea recipes on line.

Nettle Patch, and the brambles in the background are Blackberries.. Which if not kept in check also run rampant.

Also remember Nettles as well as being nutritious with health benefits for us, they are food for certain caterpillars, which butterflies use to lay their eggs in. Such species as The Red Admiral, Peacock butterfly, and the small tortoiseshell butterflies as well as the Comma Butterfly.. Keeping a small wild patch on your plot or in your garden is helping to keep these butterflies to thriving.
More information about Nettles and Caterpillars can be found at this Woodland Trust Link, this is an organisation I support on a regular basis as it preserves old woodlands https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/07/what-do-caterpillars-eat/

We are also trying an experiment starting this Spring, as I came upon this website on Electoculture Gardening Techniques. By which you plant rods of coiled copper or brass into the ground… As you know we do not use any chemicals, pesticides or herbicides on the garden and source manure from Organic farming. But this year has been harder to get hold of our usual manure supply as farmers are keeping extra now back for themselves and its in greater demand since the price of farm fertilizers have shot through the roof.

Experimenting with Electro-culture, I put a copper coiled pole in the ground. This is supposed to help yields and enrich the soil.. So I put the rod where we are to plant potatoes this year.. The Energy of the rod travels out into the soil.
” On average one 6 foot antenna can cover about about 225 sqft.” according to the website.. We shall see how it works tthis year.

Potatoes are chitting, and Shallots and Onion sets are getting an early start in their pots before being planted out. Also we have set some onions from seeds.. I intend to do more pickled shallots this year, as everyone I gifted them too over Christmas enjoyed them so much..

For a more detailed account of how Electroculture works, the link for their website is above and below in the quote. Basically it is energising the soil and a quote from their website is as follows

Electroculture is the an ancient practice of increasing yields utilizing certain materials to harvest the earth’s atmospheric energy. This was presented in 1749 by Abbe Nollett, in the 1920s by Justin Christofleau, and 1940s byΒ Viktor Schauberger. This energy is always present and all around us also known as Chi, Prana, Life force, and Aether.

https://cultivateelevate.com/electroculture/



Our new Allotmenteer neighbours of two years, two plots down from us, who are a young family, managed to source some Manure from an Organic Farm, and asked if we would like some manure, So we insisted on going halves with them with the cost when a Ton of Manure was delivered… We were giving them starter plants last year, and they introduced us to the Polish Tomato they grew in abundance in their newly built Polytunnel. And its wonderful that they are not afraid to ask for advice either.
We were gifted by them a few weeks back with a packet of Polish Tomato seeds. ( I had already saved some seeds from their tomatoes gifted last year, as I thought their huge size ideal for making soups and sauces ). The packet straight from Poland was a bonus.

I just love the way people in the growing community are sharing and repurposing everything. We have always given extra veggies and flowers away to neighbours and family.. But this year already several neighbours have donated wood which they no longer want to see if can use on the allotments, and some clear Perspex plastic alternative to glass sheets which were not wanted.. Of course Hubby was very grateful for, he can use the Perspex in the greenhouse and the wood he has already made a couple of cold frames using both.

New Cold frames in place made from wood and Perspex repurposed

To finish off this months post I will leave you with the Gallery of photos of some of the plants indoors and in the garden.

Enjoy and Happy Planting


Until Next Time
Happy Gardening!

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47 thoughts on “Miracles in March.

  1. As always your garden speaks dear lady. And those orchids are a delight. And I’m intrigued by your electro culture sounds amazing. I’ll look into that further. I would say it is just doing what mother nature always does with her thunderstorms and natural energy all round. I would think your rods would focus it a little better, just like having rain on tap. And I was amazed by your little scarecrow…would you believe I have two of them inside as ‘minders’ in my kitchen 🀣 I’ll send you a pic by email πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ™πŸ½

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    • The Electro Culture Mark is I feel exactly that.. Acting to gather up the energy like Lightning does.. And yes I have two Jack and Jill… they too were indoors for ages, then last year they went outside… and have not degenerated too much either.. πŸ™‚
      Thank you for your compliments Mark… Hubby is to be praised.. He has kept active when he has not always felt like it…
      You can also use the Electro culture in smaller rods in pots… More to be found in the lower quote link there with some YouTube videos on the site too. πŸ™‚ πŸ’š

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        • So long as they are loved, it matters not how tattered they look… I am pleased they bring joy every day.. Jill and Jack here today are looking rather soggy… πŸ™‚ but still they have a smile on their faces LOL πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ’š

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          • They are in their element Sue, how could they not be smiling. I watched that video from that link you sent and the lady speaks truly of what is coming, I can feel it. A few days ago something happened, I could sense it, it was like a decision was made and set in motion and after what she has said it will be courtesy of ‘their’ money gods and how it will affect us.
            Anyway, focusing on the lovely green garden, the twins as minders and the growth of love that even they can’t stop my friend πŸ€£β€οΈπŸ™πŸ½

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            • All things are in motions Mark… Nothing can stop the evolutions of Earth or the buds of Spring.. All is as it should be… And I will be in nature on and around the Equinox… Wishing BLISS into the Earth πŸ™‚
              Glad you enjoyed.. πŸ™πŸ’›

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  2. I always love a tour of your plot. I’m not a jealous person, but I am of your plot. Perhaps one day, I’ll shed the jealous coat for a pair of gardening gloves. I have half an acre where I rent andvits full of birdseed and blackberries. I tried the first year, but I was constantly battling the wild morning glory that it literally took the reward away from gardening
    Fascinating about the rods. I heard of them a while back, but I didn’t research their capabilities. Thank you for bringing them to my attention as I will be researching the topic. They remind me of grounding with barefoot. It stands that the universe operates on .electromagnetic energy, so the rods are probably tapping into this. Like I said, fascinating. Be well, my friend. I’m familiar with stinging nettle. When I was about 12, we went cherry-picking. On our lunch hour, we were chasing each other, and I ran through a patch of stinging nettle. I howled like a dog lol it was like tiny shards og glass cutting your skin.. again be well, my friend and enjoy your weekend with joy.<3

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    • LOL and ouch to that memory of stinging nettles Joseph… Yes, I have had my fair share of stings over the years… You can usually find some Dock leaves near by… and if you crush one as you rub it into the stinging nettle rash it helps alleviate the pain.. Nature always provides an antidote lol…. πŸ™‚
      Thank you for your envy of our plot… I will pass on your jealousies lol to B…. He has stayed well on top of it.. And we have window sills full at home of seeds germinating ready for when we are frost free to plant or put in the green house..
      And I am pleased you were re- reminded of the Electro- culture I thought it worth experimenting with… It tells you which way to wind the copper wiring given which Hemisphere you are in etc… So I will be measuring the Spuds compared to last year LOL πŸ™‚

      Half and acre .. Hummmm… The blackberries take over don’t they… You could do loads with half an acre… Get those gardening gloves out of the drawer lol.. πŸ™‚ you only need to clear a little at a time… and go from there.. πŸ™‚
      You too Joseph.. Enjoy my friend.. πŸ™‚ xx

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  3. Good luck with your electrically charged energies, Sue, I hope you yield some amazing results.
    And yes, that cat’s face is very clear… grinning like the Cheshire Cat, in fact! πŸ˜ƒ

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    • Thank you Tom.. I too am looking forward to seeing if it makes a difference… I feel I may make more than one rod… I just need hubby to find more unused electrically wire and strip it for me… πŸ™‚ I am sure he can find some spare… πŸ™‚ And yes that Cat was Purrrfect! πŸ™‚

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  4. Bindwwed galore. I very eradicated blackberries at various properties I have owned successfully. There is a lot here as well as the wild morning glory that it takes the winds out of my sail. My circumstances will change soon. Yes, that stinging nettle is a memory I’ll never forget especially in short sleeves and shorts. A howling dog has nothing on me. LOL

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    • Yes Bindweed is a Bind.. LOL… and it seeds are never ending..I am sure if you are meant to cultivate that piece of land you will Joseph.. and big smiles at the howling dog, lol… They can be extremely painful,.. Sending Hugs across the miles… πŸ™‚

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  5. How wonderful to take a wander through your plot Sue… and big thanks Bernard for persevering through it all! Well done! Yes, I miss my garden and I know we are given alternatives to keep going with natural remedies. The concept of copper coils makes sense and let’s see how you observe the performance! Thankyou for the colourful photos, you can both be so proud of your outdoor life! Much love x

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    • Thank you Barbara I read him out your comment, and he says thank you, he really does deserve a pat on the back this year.. As he pushed himself to do at least two hours a day weather permitting to get it dug over.. and potter making more raised beds. Yes using the rods with copper coils harnessing what we know is free earths energy always available!.. lets hope it catches on in other areas πŸ˜‰.
      So happy you enjoyed the PLOT! Much love right back at you. ❀ ❀

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    • Many thanks and Bless you Marina… always a delight to have you put on your walking boots and join us on our allotment. Hara would love it.. Sending Mega Hugs your way Marina… Much love xx ❀

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  6. Hi Sue! Off to an amazing start! You and hubby sure know what you’re doing, that kind of knowledge is priceless. I hear you on the nettles and brambles – we have a wild patch on the other side of our fence in the back. Also these ground plants help protect bird’s nests too.

    The electroculture sounds very interesting too. Surely worth trying it out. I’m sure you’ll let us know if it made a difference, especially with the potatoes. Copper is a great element for us, so why not for our food and growing environment!

    Nice you have eager allotment neighbors willing to cooperate and share! Getting back to basics and who we really are. It’s very heartwarming! Polish tomatoes! Wow. I had a neighbor in the US who grew Roman Tomatoes – they were really big too! And delicious!

    Your photos are beautiful, the blooms are wonderful, especially the orchid – WOW. Spectacular! Quite an inspiration!! Much love and blessed growing!!

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    • Hi Donna.. Yes those Polish Tomatoes are Huge… and not many seeds in either, which I like, especially if making sauces or soups less straining.. Its wonderful to see how people are really now Wanting to Grow and younger too.. Not just our older generation..

      Those Orchids yes are special and I have had around 5 orchid plants now some for 6 years and you allow them to rest, and neglect them a little, then really give them a good water and once new shoots start forming I feed once a month.. Then when in flower each time I water..
      We do seem to both have ‘Green fingers’ lol

      Brambles are excellent protectors for nesting birds… Especially those who nest lower to the ground.. Thankfully our Cat is more of a mouse catcher than after birds… And he loves hunting in long grass.. Which we have either side of our plot at the moment, as sadly one gentleman was too ill to continue, the other doesn’t seem interested once he found how hard it was to keep maintaining it.. Hopefully this year we may see more results either side of us..
      Have a great Sunday Donna Much love xx πŸ’œ

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  7. Beautiful blooms, Sue. Love the tales of your plot. The plot line so to speak. 😊 Have not heard of electroculture before. Very informative. Will be interesting to see the results. Enjoy your weekend. πŸ™β€οΈ

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  8. Absolutely beautiful gardening! You’re so fortunate to have neighbors to trade with. I think it really helps to bond neighbors and communities together when we trade garden treasures. Also, I look forward to seeing your electro culture results. I never heard of that! Take care!

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    • Hi Again Christie, I am extremely fortunate in neighbours, and while we have donated and given veggies etc away for years, this is the first time they have started to think of sharing what they no longer need, and to think we could put it to good use.. So I feel Community is evolving πŸ™‚ into what Neighbours should be..
      Thank you for returning to my posts and not giving up while your previous comment sat so long in my pending box…
      I too am looking forward to the Electro culture results… πŸ™‚ Many thanks again… and I look forward to visiting your blog. ❀

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  9. Beautiful gardening, dearest Sue and so much preparation work in evidence. Thank you for the tip about Polish Tomatoes. I can smell the earth as I read your post and see your beautiful photographs. Your orchids πŸ’— I love the thought of sharing seeds and I have your Foxgloves gift ready to go. Much love to you both, always. I am interested to see how your electro culture turns out. Xxxx πŸ’•πŸŒ»πŸ’•

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  10. It seems strange to think that I won’t be gardening this year, or ever again, for that matter. I will have to live vicariously through you. It looks as though you have things well in hand, and I have no doubt your growing efforts will provide a bounty.

    best wishes to you, my friend, and a hug heading your way.

    bill

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  11. You inspire me further deeply when I see these posts of you literally working in the soil of our Earth to be part of all this beautiful creation! I have a long way to go with my city life and am blessed to have these imprints from you.

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  12. Beautiful flowers, Sue. They stole my breath as I looked.

    People seem to be ahead of people here for they on the most part are not understanding we have to start communal gardening. I’ve attempted to bring up the subject but no one is interested. So I wait patiently.

    I too am going to try the rod in my gardens to see what kind of results I get and I was thinking about pyramids as well. Since I still do have a horse next door and use my compost I’m all set for fertilizer as well.

    How wonderful to see neighbors coming together as they are for you. You are setting the example of where we are heading. Hubby is so talented putting to use what others no longer want. How cool.

    Sending you many blessings. xoxoxo

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