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Tips for Growing with the Moon in February


This is just some of the information to be had in the moon book…

When can I mulch fruit bushes?

Mulch around your gooseberries, currants and raspberry canes on 18 and 22 February.

How about pruning?

Prune apple and pear trees and gooseberry bushes on 13, 15 -18 and 20 – 28 February when the Moon is descending.

When can I sow root vegetables?

Sow seed on 11 – 13 and 20 – 22. Sow early carrots (frost protect), main crop onion seed (protect), summer radishes (protect), parsnips, early turnips (protect) and spring onions.

And fruits?

Sow seed first early pea seed under protection and broad beans on 9 – 10, 18 and 27 – 28.

How about Brussels sprouts?

Sow seed on 6 – 8, 16 -17, 20 and 24 – 26 (before 11am). Remember to protect the seed from frost.

No work or harvesting should be done in the garden on 14 descending node and 19 perigee. The ascending node does not affect gardening in January as it occurs at 8pm on 26.

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Thank you. Very useful. I have raspberries and I'll follow these instructions.
I want to move some of the canes. Do you know when I should do it please, and I want to plant a goosberry bush from a pot into the ground aswell
Sorry to ask but I don't know how to find out.

1 Feb, 2011


Hi Hywel both can be done, weather permitting on 9 – 10, 18 and 27 – 28

1 Feb, 2011


Thank you Mg. I was wondering when I would be able to sow my parsnip seed. You have just given the answer. I have tried to get in to the SRGC website to find out when the dates are for their shows. I get a message saying "You have no access to this site" Is there anywhere else that I can find out.

1 Feb, 2011


Hi Scotsgran the SRGC website is open to all so I'm not sure why you are having a problem here is the link to the Shows

1 Feb, 2011


Thank you :o)

1 Feb, 2011


Thanks for the info Moongrower. I need to prune my pear and apple trees and gooseberries bushes. I dont know anything about this subject but basically what advantage is there in pruning on the specified dates? Thanks

1 Feb, 2011


Pruning following the moon phases etc. allows you to do so at a time when the sap is down in the roots of the tree rather than the branches and ensures that the tree/shrub has he best chance of survival.

1 Feb, 2011


Great, thanks MG, I'll make a note of the appropiate dates :).

1 Feb, 2011


Sorry Moongrower I still am getting a neg result when I try to download the pdf file it says sorry we cannot retrieve this file and if I click on the SRGC address it says 'Forbidden' Probably something to do with the capability of my computer.

1 Feb, 2011


You don't download the file it is on the SRGC server

2 Feb, 2011


Hi Moongrower,the link you have given ends in a pdf file. I got an email the other day and when I tried to open an attachmenmt it said perhaps I could not because my computer needs updating. PDF stands for public domain free to the end user I think. I will talk to my computer guru and advise you how I get on.

2 Feb, 2011


Yes it is a pdf but you don't download, you look at on the SRGC site.

2 Feb, 2011


Hi moon grower ive read your blogs and your tips here, but im still not getting it..what exactly happens with the moon on the 18th and 22nd that makes it an ideal time to mulch around a gooseberry bush..

certainly a good way to task manage anyway

9 Feb, 2011


Hi Skips. this is because the only way to really understand the whole system is to read the book, 'In Tune with the Moon'. I put out a snippet, or taster, each month but could not put out all the information even if I wanted to.

9 Feb, 2011


ah i see..I have read through for more info also..

im barely tuned in to my mood never mind the moon..but intriguing notion

9 Feb, 2011

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