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Finally Planting Really Starts!


With the sun and warmth of the past few days we got into the veg. garden yesterday afternoon. As it was a ‘flower’ day we didn’t plant anything in the moon bed but, in the control bed, we planted 4 rows of potatoes and a row of onion sets. Remember the only difference in treatment between the two beds is that the moon bed is worked and the correct days of the lunar cycle. Both beds ar grow completely organically and 98% of the seed is organically grown too!

The moon bed potatoes and onions, along with a row of carrots will be planted next Sunday which is a roots day.

We’ve planted 8 different varieties of potatoes:

1st Early : Maris Baird and Colleen
2nd Early: Carlingford and Cosmos
Early Main: Milva and Valor
Late Main: Robinta and Desiree

The onion sets are Jet Set and Centurion.

No photos this time but soon hopefully!

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My goodness!! Do you and Mr MB live on potatoes, then? LOL.

I think your end of the country was warmer than ours this weekend - lovely. :-)) Glad you could get out there and make progress.

12 Apr, 2010


i cant wait to see how the two beds get on, wonder if the moon bed will be any different or will it be alot better mrs MB, lovely sunshine here again today im going to do a bit more when ive been to see my sister-in-law for a couple of hours, got some seedlings to pot on and some more seeds to sow :o))

12 Apr, 2010


It was 19˚ yesterday up here - very much appreciated!

Yes it is going to be interesting to see if there is any real difference between the two beds. Last year's trial was not a fair one as we were growing the veg. in two different gardens.

No we don't live on potatoes Spritz. We are growing extra to share with the people who's ground we are using. Still more to plant in Alison's garden - hopefully this week.

12 Apr, 2010


making lots of progress then MG. will be interesting to see how the trial goes

12 Apr, 2010


Thx Viv

12 Apr, 2010


Hoping it stays good for a while Mg,will be following your progress through the seasons...........

12 Apr, 2010


Thanks Lincslass... it was sunny most of the day and then hazed over now we have gentle rain which is welcome.

To all I should explain that though we planted 8 different varieties of potatoes we only planted a small number of each. In total something like 50 tatties. Thus we will plant more in Alison's garden to have enough for ourselves and friends' who are letting us use their gardens.

12 Apr, 2010


It amazes me the patience you have MG, to grow all these things in this very particular way with all the timing and everything. It will be interesting to see how it works out. Is this what they do at Findhorn as well? I believe their vegetables are legendary there!!...mmmmm I wonder if slugs also come out when there's a full moon? I should pay more attention to these things! I wish everyone would stop talking about tatties, it makes me so hungry!! ;)

12 Apr, 2010


Hi Karen thank you for your kind comments - it is mostly Mr MB who does the donkey work! They certainly grow everything organically at the Findhorn Community and try to follow the moon cycle but are not pedantic about it (neither would I be if it were not for this trial!). It is obvious that the moon affects water and given that most of what our plants, and ourselves, is is water then the moon does have an effect on us.

Lunatics were described as such because they felt the effect of the moon more than the rest of us and could react quite dramatically at the full moon.

12 Apr, 2010

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