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Planting Annual Flowers, Brussels Sprouts, Collards, Tomatoes. 4.23.18
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
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.
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.
Daniel, how do you plant sprouted potatoes? I would guess very carefully, because in my experience the sprouts break-off easily.
Wikipedia seems to confirm that depression may be reduced by that soil bacteria. Sounds good.
I have always wondered why I loved playing in the dirt....thanks for the article....
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.
One Misty Moisty Morning Lyrics
One misty moisty morning when cloudy was the weatherI met with an old man a-clothed all in leatherHe was clothed all in leather with a cap beneath his chinSinging 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 hiedAnd with a leather bottle fast buckled by his sideHe wore no shirt upon his back but wool unto his skinSinging 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 maidA-going a-milking, a-milking Sir she saidThen I began to compliment and she began to singSaying 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 greyI being somewhat jolly persuaded her to stayAnd straight I fell a-courting her in hopes her love to winSinging how do you do and how do you do and how do you do again
I having time and leisure, I spent a vacant hourA-telling of my treasure while sitting in the bowerWith many kind embraces I stroke her double chinSinging 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 brideAnd long we should not tarry and twenty things besideI'll plough and sow and reap and mow and you shall sit and spinSinging how do you do and how do you do and how do you do again
Her parents then consented, all parties were agreedHer portion thirty shillings, we married were with speedThen Will the piper he did play whilst others dance and singSaying how do you do and how do you do and how do you do again
Then lusty Ralph and Robin with many damsels gayDid ride on Roan and Dobbin to celebrate the dayAnd when they met together their caps they off did flingSinging how do you do and how do you do and how do you doAnd how do you do again
@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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