Cosmos/Dahlias & lupins sown 28th March as per moon have sprouted! Can't believe the speed of this system. Now have to pot everything on! Here is the Lunar Calender for the next TWO WEEKS because I shall be in UK next week, so may have to miss some vital dates. Still it all comes round again thank goodness.
6th - 20th April
6th/7th April Roots up to 8.39am on 6th as per 5th April then switch to flowers. Plant flowering shrubs and water lilies . Plant dahlias and gladioli. Prick out seedlings such as begonias sown 1st feb and petunias sown 1st March. Plant out cauliflowers sown 1st Feb.
8th April. No gardening afer 10.50am. Attend to lawn instead, raking out moss and adding fertilizer. Trim borders.
9th April Leaf Day Plant out herbs and cabbages sown 2-4 february.
10/11/12 April Fruit days. Plant out last small fruit bushes and strawberries. In mild regions pot up cucumbers/melons and courgettes sown 4-6th March and prick out tomatoes sown 24-26 Feb. Sow tomatoes. Earth up Broad Beans and peas sown 23-25th March.
13/14/ April Root Days Plant balance of potatoes. Prick our celerian sown 6-9 March.Thin Beetroot and Carrots sown 26-27 March.
15th April No gardening.
16/17th April Flower Days Plant up Pots for the Terrace or Pot Garden. Prune spring flowering shrubs such as forsythia and japanese quince. Cut out dead branches and feed. Prick out geraniums sown 1st Feb
18/19th April Flower Days Prick out Cabbages and Brussel Sprouts sown 29-31 March into nursery beds.
20th April Fruit Day Sow Courgettes and Pumpkins in heat. These should be ready to put outside 7-9th May and harvest from July (Interesting to see if this works out?)
So there we are. Happy Gardening, and let's compare notes to date. So far this year I'm impressed. Just hope I can keep up with it all!