She reckons that planting by the moon works, so once again I will give it a try. After all, the force of the moon pulls the tides in and out, so lets use that force for our gardening if we can. The waxing moon is when green leafy vegetables should be planted, and the waning moon is when underground crops should be planted. (very loose description.)
I had planned to plant carrots and onions in my perennial bed, and she suggests that they are excellent companion plants :) The onions take up excess soluble nitrogen, and have antibiotic characteristics that prevent underground rotting. I have not had much success with onions in the past, but I am hoping these little red onions will do well here. They should not be heavily mulched. We are still having an extended wet season, so a sprinkling of mung beans went in first. This will be turned into the soil to incorporate a green manure. This adds nitrogen and builds up the nutrients in the soil. I planted some beans from an old packet of beans I had, and nothing came up, so I looked at my huge package of mung beans that I have for sprouting, sprinkled those all over and look what happened :) Green manure for pennies. I like that!