7th Weekend Of The Fall 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: New Moon on Thursday, October 19
  • Saturday-Monday: Moon in the sign of  Leo/Virgo - Harvest, cultivate, weed, control pests and harvest medicinal plants.
    •   Snails and Slugs can do as much damage in the fall as they do in the spring; so, protect your new plantings with Snail Bait.

Later in the Week

  • Wednesday: Moon in the sign of Libra - Water
    • With the shorter days and cool nights, you need to cut back on the number of days you water
    • Peach, Plum, Apricot, Cherry, Nectarine and Plum trees are going dormant so stop watering them.
Other Things To-do
  • When storing seeds for next season, use glass jars or zip-lock plastic bags. The air and or moisture reduces the seed viability and germination. I’d also add  Silica Gell to absorbed moisture in the container while the seed is stored.
  •   And finally, you should continue fertilizing roses and citrus during the fall months.