4th Weekend Of The Summer Gardening Season

Gardening by the Moon Weekend To-Do

An idea as old as agriculture, based both folklore and superstition but there are scientific ideas to back it up.

  • Lunar Phase: 2nd Quarter begins on Friday, June 30
    • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of  Cancer - Plant seasonal color
      • Victorian Salvia is the right shade of blue for the 4th of July holiday. When planted with white alyssum, and red salvia or red and white petunias. you got the right patriotic look.

Later in the Week

  • Wednesday/Thursday: Moon in the sign of  Virgo - Plant flowering vines and medicinal plants
    • Mandevilleas are summer flowering vine that grows in a container on a deck, patio or balcony. The large flowers give any area a tropical look.
Other Things To-do
  • Established Cherries, Plums, Apricots, Peaches, and Nectarines do not require much water during the summer months. Every three to four weeks is all that's necessary June through August. There should be a six to eight inch high, watering basin around the tree extending from the trunk to the drip line. In addition, you should fill it to the brim twice when you water.
  • And finally, it's not too late to start string beans from seed. Late planted beans are not as susceptible to weather fluctuation as the early season plantings.