Yesterday the moon was in its First Quarter which is a good phase for planting crops that grow their seeds on the inside – like peas. I’m having lousy luck with peas this winter so now I’m giving the moon a chance to pitch in. I planted the front 4 sticks with the old snow peas (that I’m almost certain are all dead) and the rest of the sticks with regular (but a new package) peas. We’ll see how we go. I expect the snow peas to be no-shows but then I’ll just plant those poles with regular peas and end up with successive crops. Either way I win.
Then I planted some potatoes. It’s not the season or the right moon phase for them but Frank handed me 5 small potatoes that were past their prime in our kitchen drawer (I think they might have been from our garden harvest) and I spotted a potato plant sprouting in the bed where they grew last year (no one told it its the wrong season) so, why not?
I put the 5 potatoes in the ground and had more help than I could handle. Both Isabel and Rosie tried eating my potatoes but only Rosie resorted to digging one over looking for something more appetising underneath. Bronwyn contented herself to scratching in a bed I’d just forked over eating nice, fat earth worms (darn her).
Free range chickens should come with warning labels and maybe a bell to alert the worms!