Last 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:   none,  Saturday, November 11, Veteran’s Day
  • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Virgo  - Harvest, cultivate, weed, control pests
    •   It’s not too early to spray Peaches and Nectarines with a Copper Fungicide for Peach Leaf Curl.  This is followed up in January/February with a second application.
 

Later in the Week

  • Tuesday/Wednesday: Moon in the sign of Libra -  Compost, fertilize
    •  Gather and bag the fallen leaves while they’re still dry to use in my compost pile. The leaves are an excellent component to mix with grass clippings.
Other Things To-do
  • To make the soil more acid apply a soil acidifier to shade-loving plants including Blueberries. It is evenly spread under the canopy and mixed into the ground. The winter rains do the rest.
  • And finally, replace any broken splash blocks or those that have disappeared and clean out the gutters, before the rainy season begins