Growing with the moon in January 2011
Tips for growing with the Moon in January
Provided the ground isn’t frozen you can plant fruit bushes and canes on 4 – 5 (before 1pm), 13 – 14, 23 (before 1pm) and 31 – 1 February.
Mulch your ground when the moon is waxing, the best days to mulch in January are 6 – 10 and 13 – 17.
Keep a watch for white fly and aphids on your Brussels sprouts and other winter brassicas spray with an organic garlic spray on the mornings of 24 – 27 January.
Seaweed is a wonderful mulch; it does need to be left to weather for a couple of weeks to allow any salt to be washed through. Spread the seaweed when the moon is descending and waxing 17 – 19 January.
In January you should be sowing and hoeing the land at the following times:
Roots: Sow seed on 6 – 7, 15 – 17 and 24 – 26. Sow carrot, onion, turnip and radish seed under protection, or in trays on a windowsill at 13˚C.
Fruits: Sow seed on 4 – 5 (before 1pm), 13 – 14, 23 (before 1pm) and 31 – 1 February. Tomato seeds can be sown for growing on in a heated greenhouse.
Leaves: Sow seed on 1 – 2, 10 -12, 20 and 28 – 30 (before 11am). Sow leeks, lettuce, summer cabbage and spinach seeds in trays and keep on a windowsill at around 13˚C.
Flowers: Sow seed on 8 – 9, 18 – 19 and 27. Sow cauliflower seed in a tray and keep on a windowsill at around 13˚C.
No work or harvesting should be done in the garden on 3 ascending node, 21 (afternoon) – 22 (before noon) perigee and 30 (after 11am) ascending node. The descending node does not affect gardening in January as it occurs at midnight on 17.
- 1 Jan, 2011
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