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[…]

April

New life bursts forth from translucent red pomegranate tips on the branches of the handkerchief tree and I stand surrounded by a choir of lilac leaves as they open soft, furry, almost-purple buds and unfurl into delicate new leaves with blushed red tips sounding their notes to the warm bright spring sky  I am captivated, Read more about April[…]

March/April moon gardening

Pisces lunation  March 2021   Saturday 13th – New moon Dream plan. Wednesday 17th – Waxing crescent Sew crops that develop below ground, potatoes, parsnips, carrots, radish, beetroot. Sunday 21st – Waxing gibbous Sew crops that develop above ground lettuce, salad, cucumber, tomatoes & chillies, Peas, leeks, spinach, sprouts, pak choi, onions, chard, parsley & chives And Read more about March/April moon gardening[…]

February/March Moon gardening

Aquarius lunation – Water bearer – purifying & nourishing the earth 11th feb – 12th march.  Equivalent to 3.30 – 5.30am. Stirrings. Birds singing & nesting  Dreams turning into plans. Roots pushing down  establish foundations  Prepare the ground. First week. Friday 12th – Friday 19th.   New moon – waxing crescent Equiv to midnight to 6am      Read more about February/March Moon gardening[…]