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moonbloom planting guide

I’m so excited to introduce you all to the brand new Moonbloom gardening guide and calendar, it’s an absolute must-have for anyone who loves to grow their own food or feels inspired to do so in the new year. It’s practical, easy to use and is based on the ancient method of planting by the moon to increase plant strength, survival and yield. It’s the brain child of a dear friend of mine and I’m so proud of the contribution she is making to the food growing revolution in South Africa!

Moonbloom is a yearly, easy to read gardening guide to sowing and planting by the moon. Moon cycle gardening is based on the theory of the gravitational pull on the Earth’s water and how this affects plants and seedlings. Each month features vegetable and herb suggestions to suit all rainfall areas in South Africa and to maximise growing success.It’s a great asset for anyone growing their own food or herbs or for planning small tasks on your weekends, especially if you have a busy life, in this simple tear-off month-by-month notepad – make your notes… put on your fridge… pin it… or give it to your gardener. 

gaye_1_moonbloom Gaye Boshoff, Moonbloom creator, lives on a farm on the Garden Route where she not only grows her own vegetables, but harvests honey, raises free range chickens for eggs and lives entirely off rainwater, not to mention running her graphic design hub and racing her two children to their next surf contest! She had this to say about the inspiration behind Moonbloom, “Growing food in my vegetable garden is one of my little life pleasures. Through the years I have planted my seedlings in sync with the cycles of the moon, something I believe has contributed to my successful harvests. Thus I had the urge to create Moonbloom, a simple planting guide, just to remind me when to plant throughout each month. I would love it to reach everyone, especially the folk in the cities, to show them that it’s not that difficult to have your own little veggie patch and how easy it is to grow your own organic delicious food. Moon cycle planting can be looked at scientifically in terms of the role the force of gravity plays on water in the soil and although it plays a small part in a plant’s life – every element on earth is significant.”


To find out more about the Moonbloom guide visit their Eco Atlas page with details of which outlets stock them, how to order one online or who to get in touch with for wholesale orders. They are hot off the press for the first time and will make great Christmas presents!!

…and enter the competition to win one, just for luck 


Get the inspiration going for growing your own vegetables and herbs next year, whether you’re a seasoned gardener or have a few pots on your kitchen windowsill.



1. Like the Eco Atlas Facebook Page and look for the Moonbloom post.

2. In the comments tag the person you would love to grow and share organic veggies with. Easy Pea-sy!


Optional – for extra entries and to increase your odds of winning you can….

1. Share a photo or selfie with some food you’re growing, whether it’s basil on your windowsill or a big delicious veggie garden, everything counts!

2. Give the Moonbloom page on Eco Atlas a LOVE. (Look for the Love This button)

3. Tweet us on @EcoAtlas if you love to #GrowYourOwn


Looking forward to all your delicious entries! Competition closes on Thursday 29 October 2015, winners will be announced via Facebook on Friday 30th October 2015.



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