The beggining of rainy season here in Costa Rica is the perfect time for planting things and for starting a vegetable garden. This year I decided to start a little vegetable garden in a small area next to the house which gets alot of morning sun. I’ve been hearing quite a bit about moon planting lately and my grandfather used to swear by it, so I figured I was just in time to give moon planting a try because we won’t have a full moon until the 22nd of this month. I have all that time to plant stuff. I must admit, I’ve always been more than a little skeptical about these things but so far it seems to be working out well and the pumpkin seeds I planted a about a week ago sprouted almost immediately, much to my surprise. I wasn’t expecting any of them to germinate because last month I planted an entire packet of Baby Pam pumpkin seeds and not a single one of them sprouted. Perhaps I planted them during the wrong moon phase. Hmm. This time I went with a packet of Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins that I ordered from Amazon.
A little over a week later, I had all these sprouts!
They are just about ready for transplanting into the ground and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that by the time Halloween comes around in October, I will have huge beautiful pumpkins, ready to carve or turn into pies.
Yesterday I planted several vegetables seeds. I had bought some seeds packets for my daughter last year after she expressed her desire to plant vegetables upon her return from Italy where she’d helped a neighbor out with his vegetable garden. Of course she promptly forgot all about the seed packets and I found them in her room the other day as I was dusting. I’m not sure if they’re still viable or not after a year, but it’s worth a try. And you know the moon is in my favor right now….wink.
I’ll post updates as things begin to grow.
Here’s something that is doing quite well. I think these are Lobelia. I planted some seeds a few months ago and they’re beggining to flower all over my garden.
Yeah, it must be the moon.