Posted: 10/03/2015 at 14:59
At Last I have my computer back and sincere apologies to you all for silence! Seems our area suffered from a Server breakdown - just could not get access to Internet at all until this afternoon. This means that we have missed a week in the Calender but with the exception of the missed opportunity to plant early potatoes yesterday - I promise all is not lost as many days listed as no gardening.
Gardengirl - Sweet peas come under flowers. Mel M - I go by the directions on the packet too but choose the days in the particular month to give contents best start.
So - Tomato seeds and onion seeds sprouted despite my doubts. Munching our way through broccoli so I must sow more (Broccoli and Cauliflower come under flowers) Broad Beans are in flower in the greenhouse, look a bit bandy so will have to support them - Seem happy though.
I have booked myself on a Biodynamic Gardening Course in Germany 22nd March for 10 days, so will hopefully return with much to report. Will give you Calender well into April next week so you cannot miss sowing times etc.
So here is Lunar Calender 10th - 19th March.
10/11 March - Flower Days Moon descending, Prune buddleas and in particular perowskia to 5cm above ground. Thin out Buzy Lizzies sown 19th Feb and prick out for the 2nd time begonias sown 22/23 january. Sow sweet peas/lupins and summer flowering bulbs in pots.(Keep under cover)
12/13 March - Leaf Days. Prune cotoneasters and continue trimming evergreen hedges. Plant or divide chives/tarragon/Sorrel and Rhubarb. Thin oput spinach and prick out lettuces sown 20/22 february.
14/15/16 March - Fruit Days Sow in heat 20/25C cucumbers and tomatoes. Check grafted fruit and remove any encrustations from bark on or around graft point.- Tape and protect from birds.
17 March - Root Day Sow carrots/radish and turnips outside for early crops.
18 March - Flower Day leading into 19th when you must not garden after 2.30pm as total eclipse of Sun 9.45am In a well exposed Nursery Bed on the 18th sow Hardy Annuals where thay are to flower including sweet peas Gardengirl!
Hope this all helps and really sorry once again for missing last week.