Last Weekend Of The Holiday 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:  4th Quarter begins on Monday, January 8
  • Saturday/Sunday: Moon in the sign of  Virgo - Harvest and cultivate, weed
    • If you haven’t already done so, clean up and dispose of any of the summer vegetable plants. By now, they should be pretty ugly looking.

Later in the Week

  • Tuesday/Thursday: Moon in the sign of Scorpio - water, compost and fertilize
    •   Bearded Iris is fed with 0-10-10 monthly during the winter months to increase the flowering this spring.
Other Things To-do
  • The winter pruning season for roses and fruit trees has arrived. If you would like some hands-on pruning to advise, call your favorite garden center. They’re conducting pruning demonstrations this month.