‘Happy first day of spring’, March 20 2019

‘Happy first day of spring’, March 20 2019
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Broad beans, always amazing energy

Tonight is a full moon, the March full Moon is special because it reaches its peak on the same day as the spring equinox March 20th.
This full Moon is also a ‘Super moon’ which means that the moon may appear brighter and bigger than normal, it appears so because the moon will be nearly at its closest to Earth for the month of March. It is the third and final full super moon of three straight full super moons of the year.

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Fragrant Thyme

Traditionally the moon of March is called the ‘Full Worm Moon’. So called because at this time of the year the earth has begun to soften enough for earthworm casts to reappear. As spring returns the robin can be seen in the hedgerows, birds begin to feed again, shoots break through the soil, the Earth awakens from its cold winters sleep.

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The aroma of new mints is wonderful

There are other names for the March Moon, ‘full Sap Moon’ is one, this is because this is when the sap of sugar maples begins to flow.

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potting on table

It seems fitting then that GD and I have spent the last few days up at the allotment preparing the soil to receive the new plantings of early potatoes, white onion, red onion, shallots and garlic. At home we have been readying our young plants of peppers, chilies, tomatoes, broad beans, radish, cauliflower and lettuce,

we are potting on or planting out undercover in the garden deep beds, and have also been sowing seeds of peas, celery, spring onion, dill and dahlias.


Tomorrow we will sow direct, carrot, parsnip and beetroot up at the allotment or ‘number 10’ as we fondly call it.
We like to follow the moon guide when possible so tomorrow should be good for the root crops to be sown.

Farmers’ Almanac’s Gardening by the Moon Calendar

MARCH 2019

20th – 21st
Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.
22nd – 24th
Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.
25th – 26th
Barren days, do no planting.
27th – 28th
Any root crops that can be planted now will do well.
29th – 31st
A barren period, best suited for killing plant pests. Do plowing and cultivating.

 

An equinox speaks of balance, from this point the days will grow longer and the sun begin to strengthen. This is a time of rising energy, everywhere are signs of new growth,  rebirth and renewal, buds begin to swell on the branch, blossoms pink and sweet cheer the heart, daffodils line the fields and bring joy to the spirit.

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Daffodils
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Crocus

This is a time of new beginnings.
A good time to stop and take a review of you life, are there any areas which need more balance?.
Is there anything that needs to change or adjust so that healing can take place?.
Where do you need nourishment or what areas do you need to nurture, so you may grow to fullness?
Are there new beginnings ready to be initiated now, new hopes and dreams to energize?

Welcome Spring.

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Beautiful Fae and her marigolds


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