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: New Moon, Tuesday, June 28
  • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Gemini- Harvest, weed, and control pests
    •  After weeding a vegetable or landscape area, apply mulch. Organic mulches control additional weeds from germinating and conserve moisture. A two to three-inch layer is recommended.  
    • Guard against a second attack from Coddling Moths on apples and pears by hanging Coddling Moth traps on the trees. The larva stage of the Coddling Moth adult produces wormy fruit. Coddling Moth traps use a sex lure to attract the adult moth. When you have trapped 5-6 months, it's time to spray with Captain Jack's Death Bug Brew.

Later in the Week

  • Wednesday-Friday: Moon in the sign of Cancer - Plant seasonal color
    • The summer perennials are arriving at your favorite garden center. In addition, summer annuals like Verbenas, Salvia, Cosmos, Zinnias, and others can be added to perennial areas for additional color
Other Things To-do
  • To be effective, keep sticky bars clean of excess insects. Scrape the excess bugs off the cards and reapply the gummy resin called Tanglefoot that traps insects.
  •  And finally, it is not too late to start String Beans from seed. Your late-season planting are not as susceptible to weather fluctuation as the early season one.