>>36571>Also beans in case you don't know don't like to be changed of position so sow them straight where they will reside.
First, I just wanted to reply to this quick. Certain beans need to face forward once established if moved but the big issue being the legumes relationship with the soil. I've gotten away with it but only young plants. Another tip is to never grow legumes in sterile soil, that store bought 'compost' wood chip
can be very sterile and lack the bacteria required by the plant. Bacteria will get in but the legumes will have been stunted. So, I'm not disagreeing with the rule but in my experience it can be bent a little if need be.>>36571>Why don't you follow it anymore, too bothersome or could not see benefits?
If I'm not careful, this might get a little in depth. Steiner was highly opposed to parrots, the idea of giving simple explanations in biodynamics is expressly forbidden, knowledge must be experienced. As such, certain practices like following of the moon cycle can seem a little out of place in a system of growing. The moon cycle was to serve two purposes, first to use something easily followed by peasant farmers to better schedule and regiment growing practices and second to align growing with natural progression. On a small scale, the former is not very relevant but the latter is still useful. Something I was shown is how all plants align with the natural progression. When I see snow drops, I begin germinating seed and when I see daffodils I begin sowing seed and planting out and when the spring blossoms die and the trees have opened their leaves I start my less cold tolerant summer crops. I group my crops by fruits, shoots, roots and legumes. It gets a little more specific to each crop from this point but I hope I've made myself clear.>For the scab maybe you could give the bags a wrap in plastic film to reduce the evaporation?
I believe the main problem is the low soil volume, like how a small potted plant dries out in the sun quicker than in a large pot. I'm hoping increasing the moisture retention of the soil should negate this but wrapping in plastic and sufficiently mulching the surface is another approach I shall bear in mind, thank you.
Hopefully the charcoal will work, it's very effective in sub-Saharan Africa when used in combination with legume trees. You should soak in piss though as the charcoal acts like clay as it dries and will draw in nutrients. If you are unaware, the drying causes fracturing which breaks bonds creating a negative attraction. Commonly called cation exchange capacity it will draw in the positive ions of the nutrients in the surrounding soil making it less spread out and available to your plant roots. Soaking in piss first negates this.>Yesterday I received the last package of seeds
Very nice, most seed sellers here are completely sold out, something unheard of. Thankfully I buy all my seed in the winter so I had everything anyway but many are struggling here.
Is your Amaranth a Quinoa or that pictured? It's a nice grain to be sure both ornamental and edible. What type of Physalis are you growing? That's one I always planned on growing personally but never got around to it. Some fun exotics you have their, I hope you have a nice crop from each, though I must admit the buck's-horn plantain doesn't look very appetising. I'd not head of it but got a little excited to see you were growing a plantain, only to see something a bit weedy. Still though, I hope it tastes better than it looks. My growing list this season is rather tame compared to yours apart from my latest addition, a jostaberry, a a pectin rich sort of sweet gooseberry. It's a very aggressive grower but will take some time to get established so no harvest this year.