10th 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: Daylight Saving times ends on Sunday (fall back): November 7, New Moon begins on Thursday, November 11, and Veteran’s Day
  • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Sagittarius - Cultivate  and weed 
    • With the conclusion of Daylight Saving Time, you should reset your irrigation clock as well as the outside lights. . You should also reduce the frequency and length of time each station waters. 
    • Weather permitting; I’d look to remove the unwanted weeds that are starting to germinate. It's a fast an easy task when they’re tiny.  

Later in the Week

  • Monday-Wednesday: Moon in the sign of Capricorn - Prune and fertilize
    • It’s not too early to prune, apricots and other deciduous fruit even though they have not dropped all their leaves.  I’d wait to prune apples, pears, and asian pears.
Other Things To-do
  • There is still time to plant Crocus, Botanical Tulips, Grape Hyacinth and other bulbs because of the short days and cool temperatures.
  •  Now is an excellent time to plant new perennials or add new ones to existing areas. Iberis, Palodsum Daisy, Foxglove, Larkspur, Coreopsis, and others, planted now will bloom this coming spring. 
  • .And finally, fall is the time to plant California natives, such as Buckwheat, Ceanothus, Toyon, and native bunch grass.