4th 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 Saturday, December 9
  • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of  Virgo - Harvest and cultivate
    • You should check all plants under a covering or the eves for water. Our first frost warning is due anytime from now.

Later in the Week

  • Monday/Thursday: Moon in the sign of Libra & Scorpio - Prune, water, compost, fertilize
    • You add a personal touch to wreaths and garland by using the berries from Nandinas, Indian Hawthorn, Pyracantha, or rose hips found in your backyard. They re kept fresh by applying Wilt Stop.
Other Things To-do
  • And finally, to prevent Poinsettia leaves from turning yellow, curling up and dropping off, place them in a room where the temperature is below seventy degrees. Also, avoid areas where there is a draft created from opening and closing doors.