Dark Moon

Ever wondered about the stories of the Moons influence on your garden? I have. Here's my thoughts and experiences...

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New moon, October

So much is happening now it looks like an actual explotion, except it's not destructive but a growth explosion! I got back into my garden after two weeks away and it was covered in chickweed (stellaria media). As I chipped away at it with my beautiful Niwashi tool, the soil underneath was moist and open,... Continue Reading →

Germination

The days grow longer and the light comes back, and I long to get out in the garden. But I decided to have a look at the statistics for Wellington first and... we can have frosts up until November! The minimum air temperature mean is 6.7ºC for this month, while the mean air temp is... Continue Reading →

A Composting Story

Two weeks since my last post – time flies! I've been busy clearing up the garden and preparing my two new projects: an Urban Food Forest workshop (9th May) and (if council allows us) an urban farm. Plus, of course, my day job at Commonsense Organics and other little occupations. I guess your days are... Continue Reading →

What to do at New Moon

Sow Seeds Two days before the new moon is an excellent time to sow seeds. Lucky for us, this month it is this Saturday 20th in the afternoon, so you may actually have time to put some in the soil. Sow seeds of dwarf beans straight into the soil after soaking 8 hours in rainwater.... Continue Reading →

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