4th 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:   Full Moon, Tuesday, April 7
  • Saturday-Monday: Moon in the sign of Virgo - Plant flowering vines, pole beans, and herbs
    • Pole beans are best started in the open ground. You should sow the seeds 4 to 8 inches apart in rows that are 24 to 36 inches apart in rows. Push the seeds 1 inch and lightly brush soil over them. For pole beans, set up trellises or tepees first for support.

Later in the Week

  • Thursday/Friday: Moon in the sign of Scorpio - Plant tomatoes, prune, and transplant perennials 
    • When planting tomatoes, be sure to plant them deep.  It’s recommended to plant them so only the two sets of leaves are showing. 
Other Things To-do
  •  Aphids cause the leaves on flowering and fruiting plum trees to curl. You should pick off the curled leaves, then spray the tree(s) with Insecticidal Soap and make a follow-up application in seven days. Once the leaves curl, they’ll never uncurl instead they shrivel up and turn brown, so it's important to identify the problem early on.