Posted: 12/06/2016 at 12:35
Weeding yesterday found first pea pod ready - Munched all 3 peas inside!! - Ok - so not many but 1st is always best!!
Here is the Lunar Calender for 16th-30th June 2016
16/17th June - Moon descending in Libra - Flower Days. Prune Spring flowering shrubs that have finished flowering including lilacs and non evergreen hedges, don't be afraid to cut out older growth and central stems to allow for better air circulation. With Moon descending sap is not rising to damage cut growth but magnetic forces concentrating on strong root growth, so can handle heavy pruning.Plant out cauliflowers and broccoli sown 1-2nd May. Mine are just plant-outable but still mini!
18/19th June - Full Moon Leaf Days. Blanche Chicory. If sunny, cut and dry herbs before they flower, and make nettle and comfrey potions. Plant out Cabbage sown 3-5th May Thin out Salad crops sown 30th May-2nd June.
20/21/22nd June - Moon Rising in Sagittarius - Summer Solstice 21st. Fruit Days. Sow Courgettes in pockets of rich compost for September harvest. Graft fruit trees.
23/24th June - Root Days - Sow Winter Carrots and Turnips
25/26th June - Moon Rising - Flower Days In nursery bed sow all bi-annuals except lupins which prefer to be sown in situ as they don't like being moved (Can't say I agree with this, mine move ok - Any comment?)
27/28/29th June - Moon in Pisces Leaf Days - Sow Lambs lettuce/Rocket/Chinese Cabbage and other Autumn Lettuce. Keep well watered but don't plant too close to avoid grey mould on humid days.
30th June 2016 - Moon in Aries -Fruit Day Sow French and Runner Bean varieties to follow on from existing crops. Keep well watered and sheltered.
With rain forecast for most of the month ahead - I don't think water is our problem!. I shall however feed my plants with Comfrey and Nettle Decoctions and Camomile Calmers, to replenish nutrients washed out by all this rain!!
Happy Gardening. and keep the comments coming - All thoughts are valuable.