Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:19
Hi everyone. Well, I've sowed the broad beans (trying Red Crimson for 1st time in addition to my beloved The Sutton) and first peas, also sowed beetroot and asparagus peas in greenhouse. The latter a first effort, the former as per last year's trials, I prefer to put out as plantlings, later in April as they seem to get away better. How are you all getting on?
Herewith Lunar Calender for 30th March - 5th April.
30-31st March Leaf days - In cold frame or sunny nursery bed sow Cabbages and Brussel Sprouts for Autumn crops. In greenhouse sow chicory and scarole/Rocket/Parsley and Chervil
1-2nd April Fruit days Sow melons in greenhouse at 20-25c sowing 3 to a pot and keep moist. After they sprout keep the strongest plant. Sow Physalis. Do not garden on the 1st before 8.30am (Don't think you would anyway!?)
3/4/5th April Root days. With the moon rising this is the perfect time to sow parsnips outside for Autumn crops, and sow leeks in a nursery bed. Sow radishes outside.
Lots of flower jobs 6th onwards - Non veg people not forgotten!