Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:59
Hi everyone - So so pleased to get my Computer back today - Just can't handle keyboard on Tablet! Thank goodness you all seem to be up to date. I popped Mangetouts in last night and am delighted with 1st and 2nd crop peas. Spent w/e at Gastronomic Fair and met nice young biodynamic gardener, who agrees with me that us Moon gardeners are easily 2/3 weeks ahead of anyone else! He made the most amazing nettle jam, which I shall mix with creamy goat cheese and turn into savoury muffins . Anyway onto Calender 29th May-14th June
29/30th May Root Days with moon descending. Plant out leeks sown 24-26th March, remembering to trim tops and roots before re planting to ensure stronger growth (I always worried about weakening the plant but actually this does seem to regenerate it.) To counter attack potential carrot fly plant these leeks in between your rows of carrots. Thin out beetroot sown 10-11th May.
31st May 1st June - Flower Days Cut out unwanted spurs from climbing roses/clematis/honeysuckle and wisteria - Will grow strongly now as moon coming to full and changing to ascending position so drawing on sap levels to generate new growth.Thin out cauliflowers & broccoli sown 12th May. Firm soil down well (I am trying Biodynamic method of growing these in blocks of 6 closer together to keep ground covered and leaves will give shade to ground thus needing less watering if Summer turns out hot.
2/3 June - Leaf Days Trim hedges in particular evergreens. Prick out cabbages sown 13-16th May Thin out salad crops and keep damp to give disturbed roots a 'lift'
4/5/6th June - Moon ascending Fruit Days - Sow all types of beans in pockets of 3-5 seeds where they are to crop. Sow nasturtiums beside them to to attract pests away from growing shoots (Excellent Blackfly deterrent if mixed amongst Broad Beans) Sow sweetcorn for the beans to climb up or as supports for tomatoes. (This is practised in the South of France) and works really well,
7th June - Root Day Sow chicory to force later in year. Sow carrots again especially mixed colours as sprout better if sown later than standard origianl varieties.
8/9th June Flower Days Harvest and dry flowers for tisannes and decorations. Sow Bi annuals and perrenials in nursery bed.
10/11/12th June Leaf Days No gardening before 10.50am on 10th as Moon at highest point so magnetic forces too weak to draw up plants Moving in front of Pisces Cancer and Scorpio this is the ideal time to cut herbs/nettles and comfrey to make brews to rev up the production cycle in your garden. Sow Chinese & Italian Salad crops . Renew lettuce sowings with varieties that will put up with heat and dry conditions.
13/14th June Fruit Days Sow Outdoor cucumbers/ gherkins and courgettes in pockets of 3/4 seeds. Sow sweetcorn again and more beans.
There we are back up to date. Weekend off thank goodness, so can leap into potager and weed flower beds!! Garden looks wonderful, but on close inspection lots of baddies to be pulled out!!! Happy Gardening.