Take a rest from sowing seeds this week

Take a rest from sowing seeds this week

Down-under, this week take a rest from sowing seeds – do other garden stuff instead.

  • Build a new compost bin!
  • renovate garden beds
  • read up on this next season and seed types to plant for success – they all have their favorite times
  • learn more about the optimum conditions to grow GREAT crops of your favorite veg or fruit
  • Plan your next seed sowing, your garden layout, or crop rotation to minimize pest and diseases.

Until after the dark of the moon on Saturday 31st October.

As the moon nears its smallest visible ‘dark of the moon’ phase, it is best to take a week off from planting or sowing seeds at this time as it is associated with spindly, weak growth.

If you like experiments about when to plant for best results, check out the idea from last month to see how the recommendations for best/worst seed sowing outcomes from moon-planting guides work for you. Maybe they do, and maybe they don’t.

At the minimum, these moon planting guides remind me to plant SOMETHING, plan a little, and help me have a continuous supply!

Enjoy your garden and whatever it offers now!


here is the new compost bin – put-together and in use! [It’s the bigger one on the left – big is better for compost bins! Somehow its full already so we’re glad we got it happening]


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