Posted: 31/08/2016 at 16:05
Hi everyone - 37 Degrees at Garden Fair last w/e so really hot in Monet's Garden?? Bought myself 2 Mango Punch Coreopsis - Fabulous rusty gold colour plus masses of buds - Bang went the profits from the Fair!! Conferences interesting but not much info to pass on that we all don't know already.
Hope you are having/had a super trip GWRS. SS - Moon in Gemini/Libra or Aquarius on Flower Days (Constellations of the Air Signs) and in Taurus/Virgo and Capricorn on Root Days (Constellations of the Earth Signs) - I picked some blighted tomatoes but they have continued to develop horrible grey/brown patches. - Think I will pick balance of green ones and make Jam with Cinnamon/Basil and Vanilla - Very successful last year mixed with a few red ones for colour - Makes a great addition to Soda Bread dough before baking.
Anyway - Here we are on the edge of September and thank goodness calmer automnal days predicted apart from around the Equinox (22nd September) when high winds and fresher air are expected in the Bio Weather Charts. From 7-16th expect hot days dipping to comfortable warmth from 25th. Wet and windy weather from 22nd should keep humidity at bay, but expect some cooler misty evenings and foggy mornings from 16th.The 1st September sees an Eclipse of the Sun so no gardening on this day, and the 16th an Eclipse of the Moon also means perturbations so avoid gardening that day too. Times recommended for Fruit Harvest are best when Moon in Aries or Sagittarius. Sow Green Manures when the Moon is in Leo or Sagittarius for a better swathe.
Here is the Lunar Calender 1st - 16th September
1st/2nd September - (1st Eclipse of the Sun so gardening to be avoided) Fruit Days - With pickings of peaches and apricots finished (My Peche de Vigne ripens end September so I don't touch it) Prune these trees.
3/4/5th September - Moon descending in Virgo so Root Days - Harvest Beetroot/Turnips/Radishes/Carrots and Celeriac if you want to eat them at their best and not store them at the moment. Lift the last potatoes and onions and keep them in a dry dark place.
6/7th September - Flower Days - Do not garden on 6th September until after 2.40pm as Moon at furthest point in cylcle from Earth so weaker forces on plantings. Plant all acid loving shrubs , divide or plant new Lily of the Valley in a shady place covering the roots lightly.
8/9th September - Leaf Days Moon in Scorpio - Plant pot grown evergreens and conifers. Prick out cabbages sown 20/23rd August - Blanch celery.
10/11/12th September - Moon rising from 11.03pm on 10th in Sagittarius so Fruit Days (and Seeds) - Harvest beans and pod them for dried pulses. Cut remaining Vine tomatoes including some leaves and leave them on racks in sunshine to ripen off. This can also be done with unripe Grapes. Take seed from favourite ripe tomatoes for storage until sowing next year.
13/14th September - Moon in Capricorn so Root Days - Continue sowing radishes for last crops of the Season.
15/16th September - Flower Days but avoid gardening on 16th as not only Eclipse of the Moon but Full Moon 8.05pm on 16th so perturbance of magnetic forces. On 15th Sow annual sweet peas in pots overwintering them under frames. At the foot of a wall or hedgerow sow Perrenial Sweet Peas for flowering March April 2017.
17/18/19th September will be Leaf Days again so times to sow Winter Salads. More info then.
Do keep the comments coming. Happy Gardening