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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2017 at 11:49am

Daniel, a beautiful painting. I am curious about the taste and texture of this variety and look forward to your reports as it matures for you.  That news of having the "best vegetable garden ever" and good development of your trees raises my spirits and I will know it raises yours, too.  

With all the news, the soil in the greenhouse encourages me to keep doing what I am doing and laugh a lot. Love as if it is the last day of my life, encourage others to reach for their dreams. Don't hold back, go full throttle. "Follow your bliss." (Thanks for reminding us, Joseph Campbell.)

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. Joseph Campbell

~ Joseph Campbell

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2017 at 11:37am

Randy, I can find no valid research on moon planting but lots of anecdotal papers. I don't trust the papers if the people who wrote them have no data to demonstrate the moon phase affects seed starting. There is a lot of unreliable information out there. 

It would be an easy thing to study. Just plant some seeds according to the lunar calendar and plant seeds from the same packet on times that the lunar calendar says not to plant. Keep track of the time it takes to sprout and record it.

I'm not interested enough to do the technical task. Maybe someone else is. I just don't believe planting according to moon phases is valid.

HOW one plants seeds is valid and reliable, the test of good science. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 20, 2017 at 11:15am

Randy, good point about losing faith in the article because of lunar cycles! I ignored that thinking it was irrelevant.Maybe it is relevant. I wonder what the research says? It seemed to me the article fit my understanding of starting seeds. 

Daniel, what is your assessment of the planting guide? Or anyone who is interested. 

My favorite garden store in Spokane has a section on lunar cycles. I just don't pay attention to it. 

Thanks for calling this to my attention. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 20, 2017 at 9:40am

Daniel, how do you plant sprouted potatoes?  I would guess very carefully, because in my experience the sprouts break-off easily.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 20, 2017 at 7:25am
Daniel, I wish I could have attended the scion exchange. I can't imagine that happening around here.

I read Joan's article (mentioned above in the forum). It lost all credibility when it talked about lunar cycles.
Comment by Idaho Spud on March 19, 2017 at 11:43am

Wikipedia seems to confirm that depression may be reduced by that soil bacteria.  Sounds good.

Comment by Thomas Murray on March 18, 2017 at 2:46pm

Joan,

I have always wondered why I loved playing in the dirt....thanks for the article....

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 18, 2017 at 2:33pm

Scientific Studies Reveal How Soil Can Help Depression Read More: h...

It surely felt good to be in the greenhouse again. The soil is still too cold to plant seeds, but I did clean up the beds and prepared for planting. The soil is nicely moist.

There is a problem of mold that I will tackle in the next day or two. We are having an icy-cold rain storm now that beats against the roof the house. I'm staying inside with Dominic. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 18, 2017 at 12:13pm

One Misty Moisty Morning  Lyrics

One misty moisty morning when cloudy was the weather
I met with an old man a-clothed all in leather
He was clothed all in leather with a cap beneath his chin
Singing how do you do and how do you do and how do you do again

This rustic was a thresher as on his way he hied
And with a leather bottle fast buckled by his side
He wore no shirt upon his back but wool unto his skin
Singing how do you do and how do you do and how do you do again

I went a little further and there I met a maid
A-going a-milking, a-milking Sir she said
Then I began to compliment and she began to sing
Saying how do you do and how do you do and how do you do again

This maid her name was Dolly clothed in a gown of grey
I being somewhat jolly persuaded her to stay
And straight I fell a-courting her in hopes her love to win
Singing how do you do and how do you do and how do you do again

I having time and leisure, I spent a vacant hour
A-telling of my treasure while sitting in the bower
With many kind embraces I stroke her double chin
Singing how do you do and how do you do and how do you do again

I said that I would married be and she would be my bride
And long we should not tarry and twenty things beside
I'll plough and sow and reap and mow and you shall sit and spin
Singing how do you do and how do you do and how do you do again

Her parents then consented, all parties were agreed
Her portion thirty shillings, we married were with speed
Then Will the piper he did play whilst others dance and sing
Saying how do you do and how do you do and how do you do again

Then lusty Ralph and Robin with many damsels gay
Did ride on Roan and Dobbin to celebrate the day
And when they met together their caps they off did fling
Singing how do you do and how do you do and how do you do
And how do you do again

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 18, 2017 at 12:09pm

@Daniel, it has been four years since we had the awful diagnosis of cancer. We continue to go strong, if a little slower, and we enjoy life!

A Misty, Moisty Morning continues to be one of my favorite nursery rhymes, all these years later. 

 

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