The bees seem to have settled in nicely now, so I can tell you about the asparagus. I harvested some last Saturday morning and thought I'd weigh the harvest - 800g - and take a photo. This doesn't seem like much until you realise we are picking this amount every 2-3 days! Just thought I'd have a little brag . ..
1 October 9:27am to 3 October 7:21pm: Plant fruiting annuals, apply foliar/soluble fertilisers, prune to stimulate growth
4 October 5:10pm: Full Moon 6 October 3:34am to 8 October 8:48am: Plant root vegetables and perennials, apply solid organic fertilisers, prune to retard growth 10 October 12:49pm to 11 October 7:57am: Plant root vegetables and perennials, apply solid organic fertilisers, prune to retard growth
11 October 7:57pm: Last Quarter 12 October 4:05pm to 16 October 9:30pm: Weed, dig over ground, make compost 16 October 9:30pm to 18 October 4:34am: Prune to retard growth, fertilise with solid organic fertilisers
18 October 4:34pm: New Moon 19 October 4:34am to 21 October 7:50am: Plant leafy annuals, apply foliar/soluble fertilisers, prune to stimulate growth 23 October 5:40pm to 25 October 11:45pm: Plant leafy annuals, apply foliar/soluble fertilisers, prune to stimulate growth
26 October 11:45am: First Quarter 28 October 6:46pm to 31 October 4:57am: Plant fruiting annuals, apply foliar/soluble fertilisers, prune to stimulate growth
Note: all times are shown in Australian Eastern Standard Time.
These times are taken from 2009 Astrological Calendar and Moon Planting Guide by Thomas Zimmer. It is available from alternative bookstores and environmental product merchandisers.
Rainfall at Our Place
24 hours to early morning:
Total September 2009 = 85.0mm
Total August 2009 = 34.0mm
Total July 2009 = 48.5mm
Total June 2009 = 38.5mm
Total May 2009 = 3.0mm
Total April 2009 = 81.5mm
Total March 2009 = 4.0mm
Total February 2009 = 8.5mm
Total January 2009 = 59.0mm
Today I Planted
16/9 Endive and Lettuce mix
16/9 Lettuce - Romaine
16/9 Potato - Dutch Cream
16/9 Potato - Pink Fir Apple
16/9 Potato - Royal Blue
16/9 Potato - Ruby Lou
15/9 Dwarf Pea - Greenfeast or Early Massey (saved seed)
I'm 40 something, working towards my naturopathy qualification, while juggling work and home life (partner, two step children (humans) and two fur children (cats)). Passionate about garden and self-sufficiency, sustainable living and health and well-being. Spare time - I like to cook, quilt, knit, watch movies.