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Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

March 12, 2010
4:54 AM

Post #7623217

I'm going to get some radish seeds. Then start a few on a paper towel, or maybe in a pot with nice potting mix,,, and then once every other day or so, plant a few of these radish seeds, by the moon, and see what happens.

I have always wanted to actually plant a type of veggie over the course of a month, through all the moon's signs. Tho' to catch all the signs in all the phases would be a better experiment, but that's major!

Anyone want to join me so we can compare? What else besides radishes?

Aha, I can get some super fast corn from Stokes. They have some that are 60 days, that totally freak out with the fall-like day length here, and I've gotten from seed to eat in 21 days. Yes, I just about can't believe that! But the stalks were only four feet to the top of the tassel. And the ears five inches long.

Short days here, 13 hours at most, and almost no twilight or pre-dawn brightness. Ole Sun just pops up, and plops down.

OK, some radish seeds...
Frankfort, KY
(Zone 6a)

March 17, 2010
7:57 AM

Post #7635802

Molamola, I think that's a great idea.
You would have to run different seeds. root crops, flowers, ect.
But it will be interesting.
Let us know how it's going.



Jim Falls, WI
(Zone 4a)

March 17, 2010
8:00 AM

Post #7635812

No time but it would be fun!
Frankfort, KY
(Zone 6a)

March 17, 2010
10:42 AM

Post #7636186

I picked up a pack of radish seed today, each day I plant (put in wet paper towels) I think I should use a different container so the water does not combine with other seeds. That may throw things off ???? HUMM what can I use, wished I had not sold those 200+ glasses last year. Just thinking. Maybe paper cups.
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

March 17, 2010
10:49 AM

Post #7636207

This should be fun. I don't have my seeds yet, akk! Not easy to find seeds here. I WILL find some today! And maybe a package of little drinking cups.

OK, here we go! I'll post a planting date calendar in the next day or two.
Frankfort, KY
(Zone 6a)

March 17, 2010
12:02 PM

Post #7636357

I started mine in cups, cut down to 1/2"...planting 3 seeds each cup.
Hay, we make History ^^_^^
Maybe get some more members over here.

This message was edited Mar 17, 2010 3:03 PM
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

March 17, 2010
12:26 PM

Post #7636409

You started some today? First quarter Moon in Aries, a barren fire sign.

Moon moves into Taurus, a fruitful earth sign tomorrow the 18th after noon EST. Or maybe semi fruitful, where's my book? There until Saturday night. Where is that book...
Pittsboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 21, 2010
4:16 PM

Post #7646195

if you want to compare your results to the Sidereal Zodiac - here's its dates for root plants for the next month:
3/21 Peak of good time to plant
3/24 bad time to plant anything
3/29 Another good time to plant
4/6 bad time to plant anything
4/8 Another good time to plant
4/17 Another good time to plant

Also...the good times to plant are also the good times to harvest. In the study the author did, his radishes tasted better is harvested on "root" days.

It so cool you are trying this!
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

March 21, 2010
4:47 PM

Post #7646268

Hey, great, Karen!

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