Posted: 05/04/2017 at 16:57
Off to Garden Fair in Brittany tomorrow -First big one of the Season -Really looking forward to it before the final shift to new house and garden. GWRS Scaffolding planks arrived this morning for raised beds -The Calva worked!! Also bought myself 4 prefab one's as a starter 1.20m x 1.20m x 30cms high, as I know I shall be tempted to buy some Potager goodies this w/e!!! Also want to buy fresh herbs for new bed. Sage and Rosemary really past it. Baby Lavenders doing well from cuttings though.
Here is the Lunar Calender for 6th-19th April 2017
6/7/8th April - Fruit Days Moon descending but watch out for ascending noeud on the 7th No gardening before 3.20pm. Plant out strawberries and other Bush Fruit. Prick out aubergines/peppers and chillies sown 24-27th January and tomatoes sown 21-23rd February. Earth up Broad Beans and Peas sown 20-22 March.
9/10/11th April -(lots of days bunched together this month which is good as gives us all leaway to get things down. Full Moon 7.08am on the 11th Root Days - Plant 1st Potatoes like Charlotte & Ratte, remembering to earth them up from 25cms onwards. Plant out leeks sown 27-29th January. Prick out Celeriac sown 4-6th March. Thin out Beetroot and Carrots sown 23-24th March
12/13/14th April - Moon in Libra so Flower Days - Plant out container grown shrubs and Perennials. Prune Forsythia and other spring flowering shrubs if they have finished flowering. Prick out pelargoniums sown 29-31st January.
15/16th April -Happy Easter! - Moon apogee (Furthest point from earth) on 15th so no gardening before 4.10pm Prick out Cabages and Brussel Sprouts sown 27-30th March.
17/18/19th April - Moon in Sagittarius so Fruit Days - If Greenhouse is comfortably sticking at 20C Sow courgettes/pumpkins and squash pour planting out in May and harvesting from July. Sow wrinkled peas and start grafting fruit trees.
Well, I have to say that I don't envy you this year with that amount of work to do - I shall be buying plants this year for the Potager, as no chance to sow anything, particularly as I did not even know what sort of garden we might end up with. Soil Testing new plot tomorrow, then I know what not to invest in this weekend!
So Happy Gardening to all.