1st Weekend Of The Winter 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: Martin Luther King Holiday Monday, January 15- New Moon, Tuesday, January 16
  • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of  Sagittarius - Harvest, weed, cultivate, control pests
    • For overwintering insects, spray deciduous fruit trees with Bonide All Season Oil or similar product.

Later in the Week

  • If you’re planning to compost any of your holiday decorations be sure to cut them into small/tiny pieces. If you can put them through a shredder, this would be ideal as the smaller the pieces, the faster the material will decompose.
Other Things To-do
  • When pruning Apricot and Plum trees use a ladder or telescoping pole pruner, to avoid climbing in the trees. This avoids damaging the fruiting spurs.
  •   When freezing temperatures are expected, bring in your Hummingbird feeder and then reset it out in the morning. Hummingbirds are morning feeders.