Posted: 30/01/2015 at 16:48
First daffodil out this week! First Iris out last week! Snow forecast for next week so both have made bad mistakes!
Anyway here is Lunar Calender up to 15th Feb finishing this year. If you would like me to continue please let me know, as I was going to add extra info from 1st Feb for those interested in Bio Dynamic Gardening under Bio Dynamic Thread.
30th Jan - 15th Feb 2015
30th Jan - Root Day Sow Radish and carrots under cover, mixing the seed together. When you crop the radishes in a month's time, you will have left space for carrots to grow on. Sow turnips under cover.
31st Jan 1st Feb - Flower Days Prepare plot for Artichokes. If no frost plant out climbing shrubs like wisteria and honeysuckle.
2/3 Feb - Leaf Days If soil is not frozen, Plant hedging shrubs either bare root or container grown
4/5/6 Feb - Fruit Days (No gardening on 6th before 11.30am) Prune fruit and take cuttings from currants, popping spurs direct into vacant ground. Sweep moss and lichen off fruit tree trunks and then treat with Bordeaux Mixture.
7/8/9/10 Feb - Root Days (No gardening on 8th after 12.05pm) In all regions on non manured soil sow shallots with points showing abive ground but do not water in. - These should be ready for harvesting in July. Plant Rose Garlic. Thin turnips sowed between 1-4th January.
11/12 Feb - Flower Days After hard frost take off covering from artichokes to allow air to circulate and freshen tops (Cover again at night) Divide snowdrops in the green. Plant Anemones de Caen and renonculus. Prick out begonias sown 22-23rd January
13/14 Feb - Leaf Days Prune Box hedges. Cut Hazel for pea and bean sticks.Prick out lettuce and cabbage sown 24-26th January
15/16th Feb - Fruit Days In heated greenhouse 18-20degrees - sow tomatoes/aubergines/chillis and peppers.