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        Organize Your Vegetable Garden Seeds With A Biodynamic Calendar

        I have never been known for being very organized with my vegetable garden seeds.

        They were stacked in a rather chaotic fashion in a box and it always took me a long time to get ready for sowing. This system clearly needed improvements!

        I have been using the Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar for sowing dates for several years now with great results! These calendars group plants into 4 groups: root, leaf, flower and fruit.
        So in your root group, for example, you have carrots, parsnips, turnips, potatoes and so on.

        How To Organise Your Vegetable Garden Seeds


        Why You Should Use A Biodynamic Calendar

        A biodynamic calendar gives you the exact times and dates that are ideal for sowing and other garden tasks like slug control or tree propagation. The moon and other planets have a great influence on the planet. Since the moon influences the oceans of the world causing the tides it also influences the water in plants and us! Trials have shown for example that carrots sown on a root day can yield 20% more. Plants sown on leaf days produce more foliage. This is great for lettuce crops but not necessarily for beetroots!


        The Maria Thun Biodynamic Calendar

        Choose the best days for planting, harvesting and sowing with this easy to use biodynamic calendar. Using this calendar will increase yields and the health of your plants. It also contains a poster that you can hang in your garden shed to have it always handy.

        The calendar also gives you great focus for sowing your vegetables. You just check what kind of a day it is i.e.root, leaf, flower or fruit. According to that, you go and choose your seeds. The calendar also marks days that are not suitable for sowing…these are maybe the days for weeding. This led me to  a new way of sorting my vegetable garden seeds!

        How To Organize Your Vegetable Garden Seeds

        Take four preferably waterproof and sealable boxes. The size will depend on the quantity of seed packets you have. I have a lot of them! Mark each of the boxes with either ‘Root’, ‘Leaf’, ‘Flower’ and ‘Fruit”. Sort out your seeds into the appropriate group. And voila! All sorted…

        Here is what goes into each group:

        Leaf

        Lettuce
        Oriental Greens
        Scallions
        Leeks
        Spinach
        Perpetual Spinach
        Chard
        Herbs
        Celery
        Kale
        Cabbage
        Pea Shoots
        Kohlrabi
        Cauliflower
        Florence Fennel

        Root

        Carrots
        Parsnips
        Potatoes
        Swedes
        Turnip
        Radish
        Beetroot
        Onions

        Fruit

        Beans
        Peas
        Tomatoes
        Cucumbers
        Corn
        Pumpkins
        Courgettes
        Cereals

        Flower

        Sunflowers
        Calendula
        All flowers
        Broccoli
        Linseed
        Rape


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        Now, if your calendar says it’s a leaf day you just grab your ‘Leaf’ box. You can either take the seed packets you want out or take the whole box to the garden. That is why it is important to have a sealable and waterproof box. You don’t want to know how often I managed to get the seed packets wet! It is important to keep your treasures dry.

        A box like this, for example, will do the job nicely. You can even put a filing system inside to keep the packets grouped and in order. This is particularly handy for the big groups. My biggest groups are ‘Leaf’ and ‘Root’. We grow a lot of different salad leaves and lettuces for example.  These are all grouped together within the ‘Leaf’ box.
        Now, this system should hopefully keep my sowing more organized! What about you? Leave me a comment below...

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