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: New Moon, Saturday, November 18
- Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23
- Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Sagittarius
- A fall application of a Copper Fungicide Spray is critical in controlling Peach Leaf Curl and 'Shot-Hole' Fungus on Plums, Peaches, and Nectarines; It is applied when fifty percent of the leaves have fallen off the trees or around Thanksgiving.
Later in the Week
- I’d gather and bag the fallen leaves while they’re still dry to use in my compost pile next summer. The leaves are an excellent component to mix with grass clippings.
Other Things To-do
- GreenAll True Blue or similar acidifier is applied to Blueberries and shade loving plants to makes the soil more acid by lowering the soil pH. It is evenly spread and mixed into the soil. Also, it’s applied to Hydrangeas to turn them blue or to maintain a blue color. You should follow the instructions on the packaging for repeat applications.
- And finally replace any broken splash blocks or those that have disappeared and clean out your gutters, before the rainy season begins in earnest.