1st 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: Full Moon, Wednesday, September 6 
  • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Aquarius -
    • The area under apple trees and other late maturing fruit trees should be kept clean. The rotting fruit attracts Yellow Jackets and can become the breeding ground for problems next year.

Later in the Week

  • Thursday/Friday: Moon in the sign of Aries - Harvest, cultivate, weed and control pests
    •   Don't put away your Yellow Jackets traps yet. The peak activity season has just now arrived. Now through the end of October is when Yellow Jackets are easily agitated as its mating season. You can put them away for next year around Thanksgiving
Other Things To-do
  • September is a good time to wash off the foliage of indoor house or foliage plants. The moisture removes the fine dust and cobwebs that have built up over the summer. This layer is a perfect breeding ground for mites.
  •   And Finally, Labor Day signals the beginning of the fall gardening season. It is time to change your seasonal color, plant fall, and winter vegetables,  plant, spring blooming bulbs, rejuvenate your lawn and plant landscape trees and shrubs. Fall is for planting, but unlike the spring planting season, it is a short season, so do not procrastinate.