2nd Weekend Of The Spring 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 Wednesday, March 27
  •  Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Scorpio - Plant for root growth, transplant, prune for top growth.
    • Now that  the danger of frost has past, it's okay to prune Citrus, Bougainvilleas, Hibiscus and any other plants damaged by the winter cold

Later in the Week

  • Monday/Thursday: Moon in the sign of Sagittarius/Capricorn - Harvest, cultivate, plant potatoes, fertilize and plant fruit trees. 
  •  March is the month to start feeding acid-loving plants. Azaleas, Rhododendrons, and Camellias are fed with Azalea, Rhododendron and Camellia Food. They’ feed monthly through October.
Other Things To-do
  • This is an excellent time to control Mistletoe in evergreen and deciduous shade trees with Florel Fruit Eliminator. Florel is sprayed on the clusters causing them to separate from the tree and drop to the ground. Mistletoe is a parasitic plant. Florel should be reapplied every three-four years.
  •  Now is the time to prune back Pyracantha for the fall berry crop. When pruned before the new growth flushes, the berries will form on the main sections of the plant instead of on the long arching and sometimes leggy branches.