Growing with the Moon in March 2011
Tips for growing with the Moon in March
When can I prune fruit trees?
Prune apple and plum trees, raspberry canes and gooseberry bushes from 14 -19 (am) and 20 (pm) – 24 March when the Moon is descending.
Are there any natural liquid fertilizers we can make ourselves?Yes several plants can be used to make a liquid fertilizer. To make one from nettles. Put on a pair or rubber gloves pick just the leaves and cut into small pieces place in a wooden or plastic bucket in the ratio of 1 kilo of nettle leaves to 10 litres of water and leave to steep for 3 weeks. Stir the liquid from time to time and then strain off from the nettle pulp, which can go in your compost. Dilute 1:10 for spraying on the soil and 1:20 for spraying on actual plants. Start the tea when the moon is waxing and ascending today – 12 March.
What root crops can we sow in March?
You can sow early carrots, parsnips, summer turnips, main crop onion seed, summer radishes and spring onions on: 11 – 12, 20 – 22 (before 11am) and 28 – 30. At the same time you can also plant main crop onion sets, early potatoes and main crop potatoes (after 20th).
What about peas and beans?
Sow seed of early peas, French and broad beans on: 9 – 10, 17 – 18 and 26 – 27.
How about the brassicas?
Sow Brussels sprouts, sprouting broccoli, cabbage and summer lettuce from today – 8, 16 and 24 – 25.
No work or harvesting should be done in the garden on 13 descending node, 19 -20 (am) perigee. The ascending node does not affect gardening in March as it occurs at 9pm on 25.
- 2 Mar, 2011
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