5th Weekend Of The Winter 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, Monday, February, 4 
  • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Capricorn - Prune,  and fertilize. 
    • It’s an excellent time to control the dormant seeds of Crabgrass, Oxalis and/or Spotted Spurge with a pre-emergent herbicide combined with a fertilizer.  Not only do you green up your lawn, you prevent these pesty weeds from germinating and being a problem all summer long. 

Later in the Week

  • Wednesday/Thursday: Moon in the sign of Pisces - Plant seasonal color.   
    • All the summer flowering bulbs are now available for planting. Gladiolus,  Begonias, Cannas, Caladiums are just a few of the many varieties available and many don’t have to be planted into open ground. Begonias, Hybrid Lilies and Tuberoses are just a few of the many summer flowering bulbs that will thrive in containers.
Other Things To-do
  • Liquid Copper is applied to all deciduous fruit tree as a dormant spray.
  • And finally, egg shells make an excellent barrier around vegetable gardens for controlling snails. Now is an excellent time to start saving the shells, so there will be enough when the season begins. Before storing them in a plastic bag, wash the shells thoroughly.