1st Weekend Of The Holiday 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: 2nd Quarter begins on Saturday, November 21, Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving.
    • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Pisces - Plant seasonal color. 
    • It's not too late to plant color but don't expect much growth until next year. With this in mind, seasonal plant colors close to one another to avoid them looking sparse during the winter months. 

Later in the Week

  • It's not too early to spray Peaches and Nectarines with a Copper Fungicide for Peach Leaf Curl. This is followed up in January/February with a second application.
  • Sweet Bermuda Onion plants, Stockton Red, Torpedo, Sweet White, and Yellow, are now available at your favorite garden center. Onion plants are planted four inches on center with the rows three feet apart with generously amended soil.
Other Things To-do
  • Now is the time to winterize cold-sensitive plants like Bougainvilleas, Citrus, Hibiscus, and others by spraying them with Bonide Wilt Stop. Bonide Wilt Stop puts a protective barrier between the foliage and the cold.
  • True Blue by Gro More or GreenAll PH Adjustor is now applied to shady areas and Blueberries to makes the soil more acid by lowering the soil pH. It is evenly spread and mixed into the ground. The winter rains do the rest.