Spring : Our Garden Journal


I’m hoping ten years of experience gardening in our Australian urban backyard is going provide enough experience to plant a proper veggie patch on Canadian soil now.

We’ve been consulting a Moon Planting Calendar, we’ve started germinating seeds and building cedar garden beds and we’ve scoured Companion Planting by Brenda Little to decide which plants are best to plant together.

If there is one thing I have learned it’s that gardening takes repeated yearly practise and a lot of cooperation from Mother Earth.  The aspect of gardening on a larger scale that we do not have experience with is staggering the seeding so that there is a continual harvest throughout the warm months.

I’d love to hear from the green thumbs out there.

How do you plant in succession?

Please share your resources or tips below for all of us to glean from.

Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.