5th Weekend Of The Fall 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 Saturday, October 5
  • Saturday-Monday: Moon in the sign of Capricorn - Plant seasonal color
    • When planting spring-flowering bulbs always plant in groups or clusters, rather than in a straight row.   A straight line of tulips and daffodils, for example, are not very dramatic when they bloom. Also, do not forget to add Bulb Food under each bulb.

Later in the Week

  • Wednesday/Thursday: Moon in the sign of Pisces -With the days getting shorter and cooler, it's a perfect time to plant Pansies and Violas for fall, winter and spring color.
Other Things To-do
  • It is beneficial in the fall and again in the spring to add 1/4 cup Epson Salt around the base of each rose bush. Epson Salt is an excellent source of the trace element magnesium. Magnesium will keep the leaves a dark green color and help in the development of basal shoots. 
  • And finally, it's not too early to clean out the gutters of all the debris that has collected since the last rainy season. Where there is a constant shedding of leaves and needles you might consider installing gutter screens to eliminate this task next year