Posted: 01/09/2017 at 13:57
Weeded the new garden border yesterday as O/H banned from this job (Pulls up anything green! -Safer to let him loose on mowing the lawn only!) Everything looks much tidier. Glad you both have dry weather as Moon Weather prediction in this garden sadly wrong -although I am glad of water obviously. Still have some plants in pots from move and keep walking around with them, wondering where to put them ultimately. OK to have a blank canvas, but it can lead to daft decisions -like putting something in the shade in April which is no longer in the shade now, so plant gasping for breath as no air here on hot days! No wonder they say leave all alone for nearly a year to see what happens! -I am going to wait to put greenhouse up however, as still cannot decide on right place, and don't really need it at the moment as we have a covered hacienda type terrace which has been brilliant for the tomatoes, cuttings and drying bulbs and herbs (No room for us to sit though!)
Anyway on with the Lunar Calender 1st-15th September
1-2nd Sept - Moon ascending in Sagittarius so Fruit Days. Pop dried Beans that you have harvested in freezer for several days to kill parasites, then thaw and store.
3-4th Sept - Root Days Moon in Capricorn - No gardening before 2.35pm on 4th as Moon in Noeud Lunar descendent. During this period scientists have noted that there is a systamatic change in weather and magnetic forces. In trials it has been shown that these harmful and negative effects can be seen in sowing/harvesting and even working the soil so put your feet up!. In milder regions sow onions for Spring Harvest.
5-6th Sept - Full Moon 8.03am on 6th - Flower Days. Sow Hardy Annuals. Graft Roses.
7/8/9/10th Sept - Nice long period of Leaf Days as Moon ascending in Pisces. Finish preparing new lawn surfaces and sow grasses, remembering that a rye mix is the hardiest for constant footfall. In the veg patch sow green manures ready to dig in in Spring. Sow Lambs Lettuce and more Spinach for Autumn Salad Leaves.
11/12/13th Sept - On cusp of 10th/11th a Fruit Day creeps in between 2.43pm on 10th until 7.21am on the 11th - If you get time cut leaves away from balance of tomatoes and Grapes to give fruit last chance to ripen on the vines. Root Days quickly follow although no gardening on 13th after 12am on 13th as Moon perigee (at nearest point in cycle to the Earth) Sow radishes, and keep them moist if no rain. Sow leeks allowing good spaces between them as at this time of year they will not prick out successfully. Leave in place for harvest next May.
14/15th Sept - Moon descending from 2.02pm on the 14th - Flower Days Plant bi-annuals sown 15-17th June and begin planting early flowering bulbs. Prick out Pansies and violas sown 9-10th August (Ahh -I did not tell you to do this as I was not here -sorry!) - By the way my primroses are flowering???-Should they???
16/17th Sept- Moon descending in Cancer so Leaf Days. Prick out in Nursery Bed Cabbages sown 11-13th August (Um -missed this too -Sorry) - Take cuttings from evergreens and conifers. Put them in cucumber frame and protect from frost.
My secret Carpark Cuttings have nearly all taken so I have 6 creeping rosemary/4 Buddlea/6 Cystis and an unknown conifer doing really well -Now have to decide where to put them!! Not very good at thinking ahead. Friends bought me some lovely Sedums yesterday as 'get well' present. delighted -They will go well on the Bank. Gunnera very very happy in Bog Garden, will just have to shunt things along a bit as he gets bigger -2 New leaves coming out of ground after only 3 days. -Pumpkin has gone berserk growing up trellis - I am thrilled. Nursery Man tells me I may still get a pumpkin before end October. Cucumbers and courgettes setting
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