June Moon Calendar

JUNE 2022

FIRST QUARTER 8th 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 14th 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

LAST QUARTER 21st June

Garden

Temperate Forest garden

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

NEW MOON 29th 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.  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

  • Time to plan your perennial garden and get the seeds and plant material you will require

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