10th 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 on Saturday, May 18
  •  Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Sagittarius: Harvest, cultivate plant tubers and fruit trees
    • When harvesting strawberries remove a portion of the stem with each berry and store them dry and unwashed. Moist berries will mold.

Later in the Week

  • Tuesday/Friday: Moon in the sign of Capricorn/Aquarius - Plant for root growth, harvest and cultivate
    • Cultivating around the canopy of trees and shrubs will increase the percolation rate of water. Moisture sinks into the ground around the roots instead of running away.
Other Things To-do
  • Turflon Ester is the only selective herbicide that controls Bermuda grass in Fescue, Rye, and Bluegrass lawns. It takes three to four application with temperatures under 85 degrees to do the trick. 
  •  And finally, remove the brown blooms off your Azalea plants. Azaleas are not self-shedding, so the spent flowers will remain all summer long.