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.
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.