How do they know to grow?
New growth, soil biology & 3 tasks this week for growing cut flowers.
I’m indulging in the fourth new year, of the year. Yesterday was the Astronomical New Year, the spring equinox, when day and night are or were equal.
Already, here in the Northern Hemisphere the day is longer than the night.
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller
The keen eyed amongst you will have noticed that I am riding on yet another new year.
Firstly, there is the Horticultural New Year, in September. Giving ‘back to school’ vibes. We plant out biennials, hardy annuals and perennials all for flowering next year. Plants by now have been growing already for well over 6 months if not longer. Their life began a long time ago so I consider their ‘new’ back in another year before, back in September. When after gemination, we give them a ‘nursery’ planting out and then a long period of root growth and establishment in the soils before emerging to mature and flower in this calendar year. When growth is cyclical, spiralling upwards in all ways, in nature there isn’t a hard start line. Then we have the Calendar New Year.
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