Posted: 17/01/2015 at 15:55
Hi, Just had quick stomp round garden after hard frost this morning turning as usual this week to pouring rain. Picked first broccoli, noted penstemons still flowering and bulbs appearing everywhere. Still munching our way through outdoor spring onions and celery in potager. Joy of joys picked up 2015 Lunar Calender this morning and they have added a section explaining bio dynamic gardening cycles in suc detail that I am throwing caution aside and giving it a go. If any of you would like to know more about this, I can continue under the biodynamic gardening thread on the Forum and/or explain more here for Lunar followers.Getting my head around exact details which are basically quite simple (I think!!??) tomorrow.
Herewith Lunar Calender 17th - 27th January.
17th Jan - Leaf Day Prepare Asparagus Bed very 80cm make trenches 40cm wide and 25cm deep.
18/19/20th Jan - Fruit Days Place newspaper on bottom of plastic cases used normally to carry flower pots to add insulation and sow aubergines/chillies and peppers. Water lightly and cover with glass lid if possible as opposed to plastic (Glass warms up better early in the season and allows maximum light through) Turn lids over every day to avoid condensation.
21 Jan - Root Day No gardening after 4pm but in cold frame or under cloches before this hour sow leeks in lines 15cm apart for harvesting June/July.
22/23 Jan - Flower Days Lining flower pot plastic boxes again with newspaper sow begonia semperflorens/geraniums and marigolds. Do not cover the begonia seeds but keep them damp. Under heat sow cauliflowers.
24/25/26 Jan - Leaf Days Do not garden before 4.25pm on 25th otherwise under heat sow lettuce and summer cabbage. All these can be put in cucumber frame once they have formed 2/3 leaves to plant out at the beginning of April for harvesting June/July. Cover Spinach/Winter Lettuce and Lambs Lettuce with fleece to protect against cold.
Go out and buy round as opposed to wrinkled peas NOW as on 27th in all regions sowing peas outside is recommended. Just forewarning you.
Don't forget to let me know if you would like me to explain the bio dynamic Calender details to start as from 1st Feb.