Down-under, this week take a rest from sowing seeds – do other garden stuff instead

Down-under, this week take a rest from sowing seeds – do other garden stuff instead

This week is a time for renovating garden beds, or reading up on seed types you might like to plant this season.

Until after the dark of the moon on Saturday 1st October.

As the moon nears its smallest visible ‘dark of the moon’ phase, it is best to take a week off from planting or sowing seeds as this time gives least strong outcomes.

If you like experiments, a great one is to plant the same seeds in rows right beside each other [so all other conditions are identical], and label the rows with the date of planting. Then sow seeds from 1 packet at weekly intervals, each week in a new row.

This way you can see how the recommendations for best/worst seed sowing outcomes from moon-planting guides work for you. Maybe they do, and maybe they don’t.

I enjoy experimenting with such ideas – and if only I can rescue the rows from the snails and black-birds, I might even get some results to share!

At the minimum, these guides remind me to plant SOMETHING!

Enjoying our gardens is the main idea for me, and I hope you too can wander around your garden and enjoy whatever it offers now.

 

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