7th February

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

You can find out more about the concept of the Eightfold Year here.

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Onwards and Upwards!

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Iceglace, Wenlock Edge 2009: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, February 2016:
Third Quarter - February 1, 03:27
New Moon - February 8, 14:38
First Quarter - February 15, 07:46
Full Moon - February 22, 18:19

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CURRENT MOON

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The Beast of Toxteth, Liverpool, January 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Blessed Eugenia Smet
Blessed Pope Pius IX
Chrysolius

Festival:
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Grenada from the United Kingdom in 1974.

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Capricorn: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Carrots, Chives, Garlic, Jerusalem Artichokes, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Shallots, Spring Onions, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants like Broccoli. Fruits harvested now will store for longer. *

Also on this day:

1238 – The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.

1497 – The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy.

1842 – Battle of Debre Tabor: Ras Ali Alula, Regent of the Emperor of Ethiopia defeats warlord Wube Haile Maryam of Semien.

1898 – Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse.

1907 – The Mud March is the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).

1940 – The second full length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premieres.

1979 – Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered.

1990 – Dissolution of the Soviet Union: The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power.

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