July Moon Calendar

JULY 2021

LAST QUARTER 2nd July

Garden

    • Time for dreaming, resting, learning, planning and finding inspiration for the year to come

Temperate Forest garden

    • Prune fruit trees
    • Feed prune feijoas (feijoas are pollinated by birds so need to be pruned from inside to be open)
    • Feed and mulch all berry fruits, blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, logan berries and raspberries,
    • De-sucker raspberries

 


NEW MOON 10th July

Garden

    • Think carefully about what possible seed saving you might like to be doing over the next season.
    • Now is the time to decide how important it is for you to be growing veges and fruit with a high nutritional density (bearing in mind that eating nutritional dense food will be the most sustainable way of staying healthy while taking care of the environment!!) The only way to do that is to be growing them in a balanced, highly mineralised soil with high levels of microorganisms. If you want to increase the nutrient density of your produce and you feel you need specific direction then I would recommend you contact Environmental Fertilisers and begin the process of having a Reams soil test taken, for which you can get customized fertilizer made if you have a big enough garden or use our recommendations here. You will then be able to obtain the correct balanced mineralised product for your garden. Organise your seed raising mix for the spring. If you’re making your own use 1/3 screened garden soil, 1/3 screened compost, 1/3 sand and then add 10% vermicast.

Perennials

Temperate Forest Garden

    • Decide to deal with all pests and diseases in the orchard over the next year by: focusing totally on soil health which will give us tree health!
    • Finish planting and pruning fruit trees

FIRST QUARTER 17th July

Garden

    • Clean out tunnel houses, greenhouses and potting benches ready for spring planting – slugs and snails live under rubbish and things lying around
    • Repot and revitalise pot plants
    • Prepare beds for early potatoes, peas and broad beans
    • Enjoy the last of your winter break

 

Temperate Forest Garden

    • Feed and prune feijoas 
    • Prune tie and de-sucker, manure and mulch if not already done berry fruits, blueberry, cranberry, blackberry, loganberry, raspberry, currants etc Pruning instructions for all berries in Design Your Own Orchard
    • Once all planting and pruning, staking, manuring and mulching is done  in the orchard, it’s holiday time. If you’re onto it you’ll get a small break before the vege garden is full on!
    • before you have a break remove all of the mummified fruit remaining on trees to get rid of disease for next year’s crop

FULL MOON 24th July

Garden

    • Begin collecting  your seeds ready for a big early garden planting into seed trays next new moon.. If you are saving your own seed now is a great time to go through them  all and select the very best seeds for planting and spend time with the seeds…handle them… listen to them ….

Temperate Forest Garden

    • Have a knees up, crack out last year’s apple cider or blackberry wine etc