Posted: 30/08/2014 at 16:02
Looks as though next best date for taking cuttings is 8th September, although 1st September mentioned for warmer regions (As we are supposed to be having a warmer spell now - go for it on these dates as they are flower days - I have just popped a few in pots in the greenhouse, although the coldframe was just as good last year)
Lunar Calender 1st Sept-10th Sept
1st Sept Flower Day - As above take cuttings in warmer regions to guarantee chance of them taking before first frosts and shorter days.
2/3rd September Leaf Days - Blanche Celery and scaroles
4/5th September -Fruit Days - Harvest Beans for drying - Put them in the freezer for several days then thaw and store - This kills any grubs that might have entered the seed where it will continue to munch dried seeds stored in jars if left untouched. (Never heard of this!) Gather apples and pears, raspberries and strawberries.
6/7th September - Root Days In mild regions sow red / yellow & spring onions in nursery bed.
8th September - Flower Day but no gardening before 9,35am. Take perrenial cuttings and sow annuals for early flowering next year.
9/10/11th September - Leaf Days prepare and sow lawn seed in bare patches as required. Sow green manures/lambs lettuce and spinach.
Just in passing - I too have had lousy leaf crops this year - Don't think it is to do with the moon though, as many of my friends who take no notice of the lunar calender have had the same problem - Just think this year has been weird - Such a warm/April May and wet at the wrong times. Still that doesn't prevent me being disappointed and somewhat defeated! Trying some late peas on the staging in the greenhouse (away from voles) They are really doing well - Just hope they crop before the Autumn (Kelvedon Wonder do best for me) Toms ripening now and cucumbers grown for first time really good. Lettuse trying (very trying!) Flowers fantastic - Thrilled with sowing of these and will do them again next year. Broccoli covered in Environmesh doing well and foiling cabbage whites at present. Broccoli seedling romping away in greenhouse - will pot them on to stay in cold frame this Winter. May try lettuce in greenhouse - not sure.