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Celebrating the Humble Harvests of High Desert Homesteading

The Greenhouse- My happy place

    Today marks the official 1 month till the last frost in Santa Fe County, though we all know whether knows no dates…dates do help guide our hands when we do our gardening planning.  As I mentioned in my last post, I am taking a class on Biodynamic agriculture and have learned about how the moons course across the sky can affect the growth of plants.  The gist of it is that every couple of days the moon crosses in front of a new planet in the zodiac.  The planets themselves have elements with which they are associated, earth, air, water and fire.  So as the moon makes her rounds, that is her rhythm.  The calendar I am following, the North American Biodynamic Sowing and Planting calendar works in that rhythm.  Today for example the moon is in Sagittarius, a fire sign hence sowing fruit.   Tomorrow it will move into Capricorn, an earth sign, I will sow roots.  Once that was pointed out to be, it just popped.  As in permaculture, once you can see patterns, you can not only understand, but work with things in a more intuitive way.  So this morning, I woke up, resowed my melons that didn’t germinate that well, and went on to have breakfast and so on…  having the calender in the greenhouse, just makes my life a fluid planting frenzy.  Our greenhouse is attached to our bedroom, since we don’t have children it is in fact, our nursery.  We wake up in the morning, roll out of bed and visit the babies.  In permaculture everything is designed around zones, making our designs model our behavior.  Everyone knows if it is out-of-the-way, it gets forgotten, so that said, our greenhouse is getting a lot attention these days.  Part of the design is that it heats our house, so part of the visit is to open up the doors and turn on the fans.  Here are some pics from the best room in the house.

Cucurbits!!

 

lovely lettuce

 

Zinnia's Zinnia's & more Zinnia's

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