17th September

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.

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Onwards and Upwards!

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Fomenting, 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2016:
New Moon – September 1, 10:03
First Quarter – September 9, 12:48
Full Moon – September 16, 20:05
Last Quarter – September 23, 10:56

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CURRENT MOON

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The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
Alan
Albert Avogadro
Ariadne of Phrygia
Hildegard of Bingen
Lambert
Robert Bellarmine
Satyrus of Milan
Socrates and Stephen

Festival:
Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls Saturday, the following Monday if on a Sunday), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day. (United States)
Heroes' Day (Angola)
Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day. (Netherlands)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aquarius: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Jerusalem Artichokes, Onions, Radish, Spring Onions, Fruits Harvested now should be eaten straight away. *

Also on this day:

1683 – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek writes a letter to the Royal Society describing "animalcules": the first known description of protozoa.

1859 – Joshua A. Norton declares himself "Emperor Norton I" of the United States. Nutcase.

1939 – Taisto Mäki becomes the first man to run the 10,000 metres in under 30 minutes, in a time of 29:52.6

1948 – The Lehi (also known as the Stern gang) assassinates Count Folke Bernadotte, who was appointed by the UN to mediate between the Arab nations and Israel.

1980 – After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.

2006 – Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the long-dormant volcano in at least 10,000 years.


* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.