June Moon Calendar

JUNE 2021

LAST QUARTER 2nd June

Garden

    • In warmer areas last chance to weed beds and prepare for winter, transplanting last seedlings or sowing the last compost crops
    • Cover compost heaps to avoid water logging over winter
    • Make sure all chooks ducks and small animals have adequate housing for winter
    • Drag out your cloches and cold frames to cover salad crops or keep them growing over winter
    • Prepare garlic beds if planting on the solstice

Perennials

    • Plant strawberries if not already in

Temperate Forest Garden

    • Second root wrench now in preparation for removing any fruit trees that need taking out before it gets too wet
    • Begin preparing ground for planting fruit trees next month
    • Make sure any necessary orchard fencing is finished before planting starts
    • Finalise winter planting plans
    • Good time to plant support species if you have them now

NEW MOON 10th June

Garden

    • Collect seed catalogues and inspirational books so you can dream about next season’s garden
    • Great time to do some learning so you keep getting things better and better
    • Spend time on fine days just looking around the garden, observing and remembering what worked, what didn’t, what changes you may like to make
    • If you haven’t already got them draw up some blanks of maps of your garden beds so you can more easily plan next season’s garden

Perennials

    • Mulch well for winter

Temperate Forest Garden

    • low root activity now
    • good time to check all tree labels  
    • plant your fruit trees
    • Apply tree paste to trunk structure to feed tree

FIRST QUARTER 18th June

Garden

    • Plan next year’s garden
    • Celebrate the beginning of the gardener’s year and the dream for the season to come

Temperate Forest Garden

    • dig up any unwanted or trees or trees that need shifting, and have been wrenched
    • Pruning and planting fruit trees

FULL MOON 25th June

Garden

    • Have a well earned rest – enjoy all that summer food and wine that was stored away in the autumn!

Temperate Forest Garden

    • Mark strong clumps of bulbs or clumps that need to be dug and divided to dig later
    • Planting and pruning fruit trees, hedgerow trees, bee forage and shelter trees
    • Feed and prune feijoas now