So I have planned out what seeds I will be planting in which plots.
VEGETABLE PLOTS (YEAR ONE)
I’ve been busy planting more seeds. On 25th February I planted hot cayenne peppers, broccoli, sprouts, cabbage, sweetcorn, cauliflower, peppers and garden pearl tomatoes.
Tomatoes (Garden Pearl variety)
These were all planted six days ago. The only things so far which haven’t grown are the cayenne peppers and other peppers, but seeing as they’re meant to show between 2-3 weeks, I’m really not worried. I can’t believe my other seeds are growing so quickly, I just hope the conditons are right and they don’t become weak by growing so fast.
Once the frost has gone and it’s a little milder in a week or two, I will be planting some seeds directly into the plots, peas, some varieties of lettuce, and carrots. I also have some potatoes, onions and garlic which are waiting to go out. I’m having to be vigilante with the neighbours cat. He started using the raised beds as a litter tray, but that has now stopped. I keep chasing him away, and sending my dog outside so he can leave his scent.
I guess now I need to buy in some netting for the brassicas, ready for when they’re big enough to plant out.
Now onto crystals. I was researching to see which crystals would help my plants grow strong and judging but lots of websites the winner is Moss Agate. This is the gardener’s dream of a crystal because the gardener can wear it during gardening to avoid aches and pains. It is also meant to attract abundant plantlife, and most importantly (for me anyway), is it helps you to attune to the plants needs. I need to be more instinctive with my plants. I am instinctive in every other way in life, yet because growing vegetables is new to me I am a little scared and unsure. So I really want to become more attuned and listen to what me heart is telling me. I’m sure it will help me to communicate better with the nature spirits. I’ll be wearing mine daily, and might get around to purchasing a few more to dot around the veg beds.
Another crystal is fluorite. Meant to ward of negative energies, it also magnifies the properties of other crystals. So I will wear it to help magnify the properties pf my moss agate.
Yes, there are many other crystals I could use. Rose quartz is meant to be useful for healing sickly plants (I may need that one at some point, lol). The other crystal I shall be focusing on will be clear crystal quartz. It has healing properties and will help ground my plants and make them strong.
Clear Crystal Quartz
I also found out to my surprise that you can use dark crystals to keep insects at bay. I may have to look into this more if insects become a huge problem. Onyx or obsidian are meant to be the best choice. You pop them into the ground near your plants.