Garlic Moon Trial
by, 11-09-2008 at 11:13 AM (1016 Views)
50 garlic cloves, bought at local veg shop.
25 moon and 25 non moon.
Moon cloves, 5 of each to be sown on 11 sept, 9 Oct, 15 nov, 2 Dec and 21 dec.
Non-moon, 5 of each to be sown on 16 sept, 15 oct, 18 nov, 7 dec and 24 dec.
All sets of cloves will be weighed before planting and after harvesting next spring/summer and after 24 hours drying.
Soil prep, they are going into bed 1 at the lottie, which had main crop spuds in until this week. The bed has been hand rotavated, and all weeds removed. The soil will have coffee grounds and epsom salts added, just prior to each sowing.
I am sowing also to find out whether a sept/oct/nov/dec sowing is better. Also, cloves going in on midwinter day will be harvested on midsummer day, and the harvesting dates of the others will be reflected in the moon cycle so that they are all in the ground for the same number of moon cycles.
GA planted out on 11th Sept 2008
GB planted out on 9th Oct
GC planted out on 15th Nov
GD planted out on 2 Dec
GE planted out 0n 21 Dec
GV planted out on 16th Sept
GW planted out on 15th Oct
GX planted out on 18 Nov
GY not planted out due to frozen ground
GZ planted out on 3rd Jan 2009