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: Wednesday, March, Spring Equinox and Full Moon
- Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Cancer/Leo - Plant Seasonal Color
- Hellebores, known as the Lenten, Winter or Christmas Rose, are being rediscovered by today's gardeners. They have green leathery foliage and blooms in the late winter, early spring. Hellebores like the partial shade, protected from the heat of the day sun.
Later in the Week
- Tuesday/Wednesday: Moon in the sign of Virgo - Plant spring flowering vines
- Hardenbergia (Purple), Jasmine Polyanthum (White & Pink) and Carolina Jasmine (Yellow) are planted for early spring flowers.
- Thursday/Friday: Moon in the sign of Libra - Plant for root growth.
- Horseradish roots are available for planting but don’t plant them in the open ground, instead use a container. They can be very invasive and hard to control.
Other Things To-do
- It’s not too early to amend the soils for your upcoming vegetable garden.
- Last years Naval Oranges can hang on the tree until they are sweet. The flowers and fruit set for the next crop will not interfere.
- I'd remove all of the yellow or brown leaves on Primroses, Pansies, Violas, etc.. Once the plants have been groomed, it’s time to fertilize with Osmocote or an all-purpose fertilizer. The attention you give these plants now will extend the spring blooming season.