Posted: 01/04/2016 at 15:56
Flu now turned into an F1 Hybrid as added French tummy bug!! Anyway this wonderful summery spell has cheered me up no end and I see that the BioD weather report for April is unseasonally warm 2-6th April, on the 7th it will become changeable with vast variants from hot to cold followed by a North Wind. Towards the 11th it will get colder again particularly hard frosts forecast followed by a period of light winds. After the 18th I'm afraid that temperatures are going to fall again and rain returns. Make a point of sowing salad crops between 24-26th April as high temperature forcast for May do not bode well for sowings in early May. Watch out for an Orange coloured Moon from 7th April (Lune Rousse) this nearly always means hard frosts, so keep all crops fleeced up regardless of temptation.
There are 3 Water Trines in April backing up the prospects of heavy rain from 18th of the month. As there are 6 Warmth Trines in May, make sure those water butts are filled in April with dry dry conditions forecast into June.
Storm Katie blew up my Internet Router, so new one has just arrived. Just in case this gives out the wrong side of the w/e, here is the Lunar Calender for 1st-12th April.
1st April Moon ascending in Sagittarius Fruit Day - Sow wrinkled peas/cucumbers/courgettes and squash.
2/3rd April Moon ascending in Capricorn. Root Days - Sow celeriac/beetroot/carrots/parsnips and turnips plus swede in nursery bed.
4/5th April Flower Days Sow 1st Annuals. On 5th No gardening after 1.20pm.
6/7/8th April Moon in Pisces (Watch out for Lune Rousse - frost) Leaf Days Sow leeks/celery and fennel. Renew sowings of salad crops.
9th April Fruit Day Sow courgettes/cucumbers/squash/melons under cover.
10/11/12th April Moon in Taurus Root Days. Sow salsify and Scorzonera/parsnips and parsley root. Make more sowings of beetroot/turnips/swedes/radish and carrots.