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    Hello all! It's that time again when some of us are starting to open our seed boxes, so I will be listing the schedule as per the Lunar Calendar, each day.

    Link to last year's thread

    Tomorrow goes like this:-

    New moon - Leaf Scorpio

    Synodic:
    Sow leaf plants and above ground annuals, eg. Lettuce, Spinach, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Sprouts. Grains are also good to plant now. This is a good time to pick vegetables if they are to be stored.

    Biodynamic:
    Moon in Scorpio: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans (Fava), Fruits Harvested now will store for longer.

    Sidereal:
    Moon in Scorpio: An excellent time for planting, germination and strong sturdy growth will result.

    DISCLAIMER - info is from a worldwide website so may include things that you in your part of the world may not be able to sow today - so please use common sense.
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    Are you following the biodynamic method again this year, VVG?

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    Was going to try Synodic only this year Chris, but then somebody else threw my plans in the air by teasing me with tomato sowing on Boxing Day - a fruit day...so I will be trialling both I think. I plan to sow two of each tomato variety on a fruit day firstly, then the next two using synodic for the next three months. I want to trial both cycles plus early versus late sowing.confused? Yes, so am I

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    Yah, I hope to.. depends if I can fit things in though - I didn't get to grow much last year, so hoping to get a bit more in this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VirginVegGrower View Post
    Tomorrow goes like this:-


    Sow leafy vegetables and annuals that produce above ground. Lettuce, Spinach, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Sprouts, Sweetcorn, Cucumber. Grains are also good to plant now
    Really? Are you really sowing these on Xmas Eve? I don't start sweetcorn or cukes until mid April ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    Really? Are you really sowing these on Xmas Eve? I don't start sweetcorn or cukes until mid April ...
    That's got me all confused too! I presume the advice is world-wide and that the same list of plants is also recited every time the same moonphase occurs throughout the year. I'd be willing to give it a try but I just don't understand it. The more I read the more confused I become (no rude comments please). Its not helped by having 3 different versions. Think I'll stick to planting whatever takes my fancy on the day.
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    I'm in this year VVG - I'm doing the biodynamic method as someone bought me "in tune with the moon 2012".

    I read it all and it's most complicated when they started on with nodes and what eliptical orbits do but I can follow the charts at least!

    Did some onion seeds on the the root day and they have already started coming up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piggle View Post
    I'm in this year VVG - I'm doing the biodynamic method as someone bought me "in tune with the moon 2012".

    I read it all and it's most complicated when they started on with nodes and what eliptical orbits do but I can follow the charts at least!

    Did some onion seeds on the the root day and they have already started coming up!
    It's not been easy for me to follow either but after a while you kind of get in the swing. Great to hear you sowed your onions. I have not started anything yet but next fruit day is mine
    I will be putting up tomorrow's, tonight. What are you looking to sow next?
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