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Just One Bite at a Time, Part 18
The planting dance!
Plus some tips and reminders.

from The Mighty QL Duo

 

planting

It's that time! You've been preparing for this day since January. And now it's here. Planting Day!

By the way, we don't literally mean today. We know you have gotten your planting schedule from nature and we want you to follow that. But when your planting day arrives, this inspiration from nature, plus Machaelle's instructions and our added tips, will make these days in your garden easy and joyful.



Gut Gardeners and 2.0 Gardeners

pg 187

Now, or a few days before you start planting, read pages 187-191 in The Perelandra Garden Workbook.

Hint #1: Make a copy of these pages or print them from your ebook, and put your pages in plastic sheet protectors. This way, you can carry them with you into the garden along with your garden layout charts.

Hint #2: A clipboard is mighty handy for keeping your papers in order.


Before Planting Day: What do you need?

If you are planting peas or beans, have you asked nature if you are to also add a "bean booster" or inoculant when planting? There are different methods for applying these soil/seed supplements. You can also ask your partner which is preferred for your seeds. (If you have no idea what we're talking about, see the last paragraph of Part 14: Nature Shift for Soil Balancing »)

Will you need trellises, tripods or other plant supports? It's easier on the plants (and you) to have those in place now.

Is your garden in full sun? Will you be adding shade nets for UV protection as your seedlings adjust to the new conditions? Shade nets can also give your young plants a chance to strengthen root systems before reaching for the sun. If they aren't in place, putting them in place ahead of planting is much easier than doing it on planting day. (Here's one online resource for different types of shade nets: Gardener's Supply »)


Planting Day List

pg 187

Some of these things are optional. We'll start with a few must-have items:

  • Layout charts

  • Garden Workbook pages 188-191

  • Watering can(s)
    - If you haven't already, ask nature if you are to add anything to the water you'll be using to "muddy in" after planting. See the instructions on pages 188-189.

  • Plants and seeds
    - Arrange them by section and row in trays. You'll be glad you did.
    - Just take the trays you need to the section you're working in and dig in. Leave the other trays in the shade until you need them.
    - Put seed packs in sealed plastic bags before you put them in the tray to keep them dry.

  • Tools you may need:
    - A small shovel for large plants and shrubs
    - A hand fork and hand trowel
    - Our favorite: A large kitchen fork (It's perfect for gently working seeds into the soil!)

  • A basket for those small rocks or weeds you remove as you dig or for seed pack and plant pot trash

  • Measuring spoons

  • A 2-oz. bottle of ETS for Plants

  • A 2-oz. bottle of EoP (Essence of Perelandra)

  • If tested, liquid fertilizer and inoculant(s)

  • An EoP spoon
    - From your kitchen utensil drawer is fine. It just needs to be clean!

start stop

At the end of each planting day, remember to give your plants and seeds the added support of Essence of Perelandra. See page 190.

Remember to thank your partner and hit the stop button before you head inside.


Now for you, Gardener Extraordinaire!

Remember to dress to prevent sunburn and keep the ticks off. Be sure you've got a healthy sunscreen, a good sun hat, light cotton long sleeves, light (preferably white) pants to reflect the sun and to deter ticks. To keep those buggers from easily crawling up your leg, tuck your pant legs into white socks. You'll look smart as far as we're concerned!

Have plenty of drinking water nearby and remember to drink it. We also keep plenty of fruit popsicles in the freezer for popsicle breaks on planting days.

And be sure you have these Solutions on hand:

  • Keep ETS for Humans with you and take it through the day to alleviate the effects of sun and heat, or for the effects of all that kneeling and squatting for those who are old enough to understand what we mean by that!

  • You should already be taking Bites and Stings at least once daily. And if you are particularly at risk to tick bites and other parasites, include the Human Internal Parasites and Human External Parasites in your daily routine.

At the end of a long day of planting, treat yourself to an ETS Bath! It will make all the difference in the world! ETS Bath Instructions »


One more thing . . .

planet

Sometimes folks feel lonely and a little crazy talking to nature and think they are the only co-creative gardener in their entire state or country. One of our co-creative gardeners on the question line this week shared what he thought about while planting his garden recently. It was a lovely reminder of what we all read a few weeks ago in our Earth Day One Bite.

From "Pan on Plant Earth" in The Perelandra Garden Workbook by Machaelle Wright:

"Allow me to give you another insight. The Aquarian impulses are already seated within the planet. Visualize, if you will, the planet as a container of these impulses. Energy held beneath the Earth's surface. This energy is seated within the very soul of the planet, seated within its heart. It is there to be released and integrated into all levels of life on the planet. Now, picture one small co-creative garden on the planet's surface. See it as a window into the interior of the planet, into its soul. As the gardener works to align this garden to the new dynamics, watch the window open and the energy contained within the core of the planet gently gravitate to and release through the window. Feel the sense of relief and freedom within the Earth's core as the energy moves outward and up. And watch the actions and the form living on the Earth's surface suddenly shift to reflect the impact of the heart energy that has now surfaced. That which exists on the surface has begun to connect to and integrate with the heart and soul of the planet, which, in turn, is fully aligned with the heart and soul force of the universe. As with the experience the human has when he consciously shifts his perceptions in such a way that the heart energy he holds deep within is suddenly released and allowed to surface, so, too, will Earth release its energy as each person opens the window through the framework of the co-creative garden to the heart and soul energy of the planet . . ."
Read the full excerpt »

 

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For a little co-creative gardening kinship!

We invite you to share your photos of your planting day on the Perelandra Facebook page »

 


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