Tuesday July 5, 2022
– Crescent Moon Phase – challenge, growth, struggle, expansion, gathering
– Moon in VIRGO – Void of Course 2:04 PM – 6:25 PM moving to Libra
– Retrograde Planets – Saturn, Pluto, Neptune
– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – July – 5th – 6th – Bake, Wax Floors, Cut Firewood, Dig Holes, Mow to Increase Growth, Buy Clothes, Entertain Friends, Get Married, Host a Party
– Planting Calendar (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – July 5th – 7th – Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing aboveground.
– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): – Dhumavati (Goddess Who Completes and Closes)
– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe – God of the South, God of Wisdom
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New Moon in Cancer “a group of rabbits dressed in clothes and on parade” (& birds in the house singing happily)
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: –“ a flock of wild geese ”
SUN – 14 CANCER: a very old man facing a vast dark space to the northeast
EARTH – 14 CAPRICORN: an ancient bas-relief carved in granite remains witness to a long-forgotten culture
What a difference 3 weeks makes!
Deciding when to plant a garden in Eastern Pennsylvania is tricky. You plant too early and you risk loss due to frost. You plant late and . . . well . . . you have to wait for it to grow.
I have played the game both ways for years. This year, I waited. And around May 15, we had frost that would have killed my entire garden. But then I had to wait a little longer before I had the money to get supplies. My Bad. It was all pretty much planted by the end of May.
That being said, I have a real good comparison to show how different things could have been if I planted earlier – and covered my plants. And that is from my neighbor directly behind my house.
These are Mine
These are my neighbor’s
Now I will admit that in addition to planting 3 weeks earlier, my neighbor also has invensted in garden boxes. They also buy a scoop of fertilized soil. They will be harvesting within the next week.
I however make up in space. I have space to plant about 3 times the plants. And while I did not buy the extra soil, I do fertilize every other week and will yeild about 8 times the cucumbers and zucchinis. I just have a jones for Fresh veggis right now. It is all about patience.
In addition, I have a large Mint patch and have been planting other food plants around the house in my traditional flower gardens. Mostly lettuce and beans. But it is kind of fun seeing how it goes.
This is Foodscaping. I bought a book about it over the winter and want to see how far I can take it.