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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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    grow your own food?

    Growing your own herbs and veggies in your backyard is a dream many people have. But most of them fail at the very beginning: starting seeds!

    Learning how to grow vegetables from seed is essential if you want to start with growing your own food. We are here to help you get started successfully.  Download our free guide about 7 common seed starting problems and how to avoid them.

    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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