4th Weekend Of The Summer 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 Sunday, June 28
  • Saturday-Wednesday: Moon in the sign of Libra/ Scorpio - Plant Seasonal Color and herbs
    • Vinca Rosea enjoys a hot sunny, location with a minimal amount of water. Their lush green foliage is cooling on those hot days.

Later in the Week

  • Coffee grounds can be evenly spread under the canopy of acid-loving plants along with Blueberries and then cultivated into the top one-inch layer of soil. Coffee ground is an organic acidifier. 
Other Things To-do
  • The yellow Sticky Traps should be cleaned of excess insects to extend their effectiveness. Scrape the excess bugs off the cards and reapply the gummy resin called Tanglefoot to continue trapping Whiteflies and other insects. 
  • Citrus will drop their fruit prematurely from irregular watering. In containers, they're watered daily when the temperatures are over 75 degrees. For those planted in the ground, you need to construct a large watering basin. The basin should be six to eight inches high, extending from the trunk to beyond the drip line and then water weekly. 
  • And finally, it is not too late to start String Beans from seed. Late planted beans are not as susceptible to the diseases from weather fluctuation as the early-season plantings.