Our Garden Journal

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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.

4 Comments

  1. Erin on April 24, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    HI there gardening mama– I used to read your blog a while back and now it seems no time has passed, but you are now a mama of four!! And seem to have moved to Canada from Austrailia.!! Life just keeps going huh! Well I couldn’t help but notice that you were asking about Gardening and Succession planting. I too have a tiny little blog to suit my tiny little plot of land here in New Mexico. I teach gardening and blog mostly about gardening, as I am passionate about people growing their own food and want to help them in anyway I can. I also am going on baby number three and am at home with the tow that are already here with much inspiration from Waldorf education and mamas like you… So thank you and maybe my blog can offer something to you in return. Happy growing in all and every way !

  2. Meagan on April 24, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Hi Erin, I am so glad you reached out!! I absolutely love your site- so much beauty and knowledge to share. I found myself wishing I lived near you to join your garden workshops and also the lovely knitting circle! Do you offer any online courses? I for one would love that opportunity. Thanks so much for saying hello. I’ll have to scour your archives for a post about succession planting now! x Meagan.

  3. Sarah Jean on May 1, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Welcome, welcome, lovely spring! I have my onions in already and some brassicas. Peas are next. Although it seems late by the calendar to plant peas, the weather is still coo and rainy. I have four 4′ by 10′ wooden beds that I do three successive planting for spring, summer, and fall. My field crops do not rotate as often as I have to wait for the soil to dry out and my husband to till. Peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, corn, beans, and squash going into the field this year on black plastic mulch to keep the weeds down. We built four small 4′ by 4′ wooden beds for herbs and flowers last year and I am excited to bring them to life. So happy to talk about spring and growing things and to see your beautiful pictures!

    • Meagan on August 21, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Hi Sarah! Sorry I am getting to this comment so late. I hadn’t seen any of them until now. Your garden sounds lovely and big!! I wonder now it’s almost Autumn- it must be flourishing!! Thanks for taking the time to say hello and share! X m.

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