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Tips for Growing with the Moon in June


To ensure grass grows back more slowly, cut it on a date favourable to flower plants or, if this is not possible, when the Moon is Descending 3 – 5 (am) and 13 – 15 (am).

Summer prune gooseberry and redcurrant bushes on a fruit day 7 – 9 (before noon), 16 – 18 (before 10am) and 26 – 27. Cut back new shoots to about 5 inches long at a bud (except for shoots you want to keep for next year).

Mulch your ground on 1, 3 – 4, 8 and 10 – 11 when the Moon is waxing and in an Earth or Air sign. Mulch using grass clippings, spent compost, straw, bark or even cardboard. This will help to retain moisture in the soil.

Repot your houseplants when the Moon is descending. For plants grown for their foliage repot on 5 (after 11am) – 6 and 14 June. For plants grown for their flowers repot on 3 – 5 (before 11am) and 13 June.

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