Cotyledons

A cotyledon (/ˌkɒtɪˈliːdən/; “seed leaf” from Latin cotyledon,[1] from Greek: κοτυληδών kotylēdōn, gen.: κοτυληδόνος kotylēdonos, from κοτύλη kotýlē “cup, bowl”) is a significant part of the embryo within the seed of a plant, and is defined as “the embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants, one or more of which are the first to appear from a germinating seed.” The cotyledons may be ephemeral, lasting only days after emergence, or persistent, enduring at least Read more about Cotyledons[…]

jīngzhé – hibernating insects awaken

Earth aerated Jīngzhé, 惊蛰, is the 3rd of the 24 solar terms (節氣) in the traditional Chinese calendars. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 345° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 360°. More often, it refers to the day when the Sun is exactly at a celestial longitude of 345°. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually Read more about jīngzhé – hibernating insects awaken[…]

February/March Moon gardening

Aquarius lunation – Water bearer – purifying & nourishing the earth 1st feb – 1st MarchEquivalent to 3.30 – 5.30am. Stirrings. Birds singing & nesting  Dreams turning into plans. Roots pushing down  establish foundations  Prepare the ground. First week. Friday 1st – Friday 8th.   New moon – waxing crescent Equiv to midnight to 6am      Read more about February/March Moon gardening[…]

Wild garlic and rhubarb

Cuckoos and dandelion clocks South easterly winds scatter blossom forget me nots and bluebells burst into blue seagulls and crows a jet black cat soaking up the sunshine and having it stroked in Flies darting to and fro in the sunlight and the dappled shadows dancing across the grass chased by a tiny tortoise the Read more about Wild garlic and rhubarb[…]

April / May moon gardening

Aries lunation  12th April – 11th May 2021   12th April – New Moon. Dream, Plan, Believe Weekend 17th April – Waxing crescent  Sew crops that develop below ground.  Parsnips Weekend 24th April – Waxing gibbous Sew crops that develop above ground.  Runner beans Tuesday 27th – Full moon  Harvest,  Weekend 1st May – Waning Gibbous.  Rack & weed Bank holiday Monday Read more about April / May moon gardening[…]