Sunday, 21 December 2008

Garlic Moon Trial

I am conducting a garlic Moon and Non-Moon Trail

50 Garlic Cloves, bought at the local veg shop. 

25 to be planted out on moon days and 25 on the next opposite moon day. 

All sets will be weighed before planting and after harvesting next summer and after 24 hours of drying. 

Soil prep; the cloves are all going into 1 bed on the lottie, which had main crop potatoes in until September. the bed was hand rotavated and all weeds removed. I'll add coffee grounds and epsom salts to the soil prior to each sowing. 

i am sowing to find out whether a sept/oct/nov/dec sowing is best, the cloves that go in on midwinter day will be harvested on midsummer day, and all other cloves will be harvested the same number of moon cycles from sowing.


GA planted out on 11 Sept
GB planted out on 9th Oct
GC planted out on 15th Nov
GD planted out on 2 Dec
GE planted out on 21st Dec

GV planted out on 16th Sept
GW planted out on 15th Oct
GX planted out on 18th Nov
GY not planted out due to frozen ground
GZ planted out 3rd Jan 2009

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