6th Weekend Of The Spring 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: 2nd Quarter begins and Earth Day, Sunday, April 22
  •  Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of  Cancer - Plant Seasonal Color
    •  You usually don’t think of Fibrous Begonias as a sun lover, but they are. With adequate water, they thrive in afternoon sun all season long. Fibrous Begonias come in a variety of leaf color and with pink, white or red flowers.

Later in the Week

  • Tuesday/Thursday: Moon in the sign of Virgo - Plant vines and herbs
    •   Herbs should be grouped with their water requirements in mind. Herbaceous varieties such as Basil require more water than the those with woody stems like Rosemary.  
Other Things To-do
  • When mowing turf, alternate you're mowing pattern. This prevents the grass from growing in one direction.
  • Easter Lily plants are moved outside when the flowers begin to fade. You continue to water and feed them until the foliage starts to yellow.  When the foliage turns brown, store the pots in a cool, dry area.  The bulbs are removed from the container and planted in a shady location next February.