12th Weekend Of The Summer 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 Friday, August 23
  • Saturday-Tuesday: Moon in the sign of Pisces/Aries - Plant and transplant for root growth, weed, harvest, and control pests
    • Spinosad is an organic control for worms on lettuce, tomatoes, geraniums, petunias, and others.

Later in the Week

  • Wednesday/Thursday: Moon in the sign of Taurus - Plant, and transplant for root growth,
    • During the summer and fall, alway water your plants before they are transplanted. They best watered the night before of a couple on hours before they go into the ground.
Other Things To-do
  • If your lawn has brown patches, take a sample(s) of the problems to the nursery professional at your favorite garden center. Fungus, insects, cultural practices or dogs can cause the brown patches
  • August is the last month to water Peaches, Nectarines, Cherries, Apricots and Plums. They are best watered with a deep root irrigator like the Ross Root Feeder. Root irrigators are water-wise/efficient by limiting water runoff.
  • The fall and winter vegetables like Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Spinach, and Swiss Chard are startedĀ from seed. You'll be able to plant the seedlings in the open ground in October.