Flower-planting time on Sunday. And on Monday, too! Why not tomorrow, you ask? Or today? Right? Oh, no! Far be it from me to cross swords with the Farmer's Almanac.
You see...today you only want to plant root crops; same thing tomorrow, Saturday. But on Sunday...well, that's a different kettle of fish! I can plant flowers all day, say the signs. The moon is right because it will be rising; and it is in Gemini, which is an air sign and flowers seem to like the air signs of Gemini, Aquarius and Libra, good for blooming flowers and herbs.
Do you plant by the signs? Or taking this a bit further, do you plant by the moon signs or the zodiac? Truthfully, MM and I have never done much to follow the signs as we seed our garden, but natives in our neck of the woods swear that doing otherwise is committing the gardening equivalent of hari-kari. We had one lady last year come to buy greens (which did very well despite our not seeding them by the signs) who strictly adheres to the signs for almost everthing--including butchering, setting eggs, and even propitious (or not) days for doing almost everything!
On the other hand, MM and I have undoubtedly killed thousands of seeds by our callousness and ignorance.
In trying to bone up on planting by the signs lately, I've met the Farmer's Almanac. Do I understand it? Nope. I'm hopeless. OTOH, I did come across a website that might be called a recipe with a daily dose of sign-language. On the left side of the webpage is a listing of fours days' worth of instructive elements for deciphering the mystical directions. Well worth a stop if you are seeking guidance through the murky world of ancient garden wisdom. Go to:
And that about does it for the week my lovely friends! It was a windy, windy week! And not just that element of Nature out here JOTOLR. Indeed, it's been pretty windy in Congress, too. Blithering idiots. All of them. As I wrote on somebody's blog comments this a.m. it's time to start sharpening the guillotine!
Have a good weekend everyone! And thanks so much for your generous company!
See you Monday.