Down-under this week is a time we can sow seeds for optimum growth of fruits and flowers – especially Sunday 2nd to Wednesday 5th July 2017 [here in New Zealand].
The ground is cold and seed sowing really only gives results in hot-houses, tunnel-houses, conservatories, or inside somewhere light. A heat-pad [often sold at pet stores to keep pets warm] gives bottom heat needed by some seeds to germinate.
If you are fortunate to have such a place, you can sow
- tomatoes – keep them inside until November when the ground is [hopefully!] warm enough to transplant them outside. Or keep them inside!
- pumpkins/squashes/zucchini [courgettes] – if you have lots of space, compost and warmth
- legumes – peas are much more cold-tolerant than beans
- Flowers – check requirements as they will be in their seedling stage as weather is still very cold
This week the moon is growing towards full and the days listed are when many aspects line up to give optimum good germination for strong seedlings if the outside climate is provided for their needs.
PS. The full moon is on Sunday 9th July 2017.