It’s time to sow seeds for fruits and flowers this week – if you have a warm place!
Especially good days include Monday 29th June through to morning of Thursday 2nd July 2020.
Until the full moon on Sunday 5th July 2020. [here in New Zealand]
Here in New Zealand, the weather is cool/cold. The ground is cold. This is a time to plan more and sow less until the ground warms up. Or sow under shelter, in hot-houses, tunnel-houses, conservatories, or inside somewhere light. A heat-pad [often sold at pet stores to keep pets warm] gives bottom heat needed by some seeds to germinate.
May you and your garden flourish
For more ideas about what to sow and when in NZ, have a look at http://gardenate.com or tuigarden.co.nz/planting-calendar [although I disagree with some of the recommendations in such planting calendars as Auckland really is more temperate than sub-tropical we have found]
For more about planting by the moon phases,
If you like experiments about when to plant for best results, a great one is to plant the same seeds in rows right beside each other [so all other conditions are identical], and label the rows with the date of planting. Then sow seeds from 1 packet at weekly intervals, each week in a new row.
This way you can 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.
I enjoy experimenting with such ideas – and if only I can rescue the rows from the snails and black-birds, I might even get some results to share!
Here’s a post I wrote about planting by the moon phases if you like more information and reflections on it.
Moon planting guides remind me to plant SOMETHING [even just sprouts on the window-sill], plan a little, and help me have a continuous supply!