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 Tuesday, October 12
- Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Sagittarius - Cultivate and weed
- Birds are a wonderful addition to any yard, but they certainly create a mess by scattering the seed all over the place. The seed then germinates, making an ongoing task of removing the unwanted vegetation. You prevent the seed from germinating by spreading it on a cookie sheet and heating it to 160 degrees for 30 minutes. This will kill the seeds and still be edible for the birds.
Later in the Week
- Tuesday-Thursday: Moon in the sign of Capricorn/Aquarius - Weed, fertilize, prune
- 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.
Other Things To-do
- If you have installed a new lawn from seed or just reseeded an existing turf, be sure to have your lawnmower sharpened before the first mowing. The new grass is very tender and can be uprooted easily.
- You have installed a new lawn from seed or just reseeded an existing turf, be sure to have your lawnmower sharpened before the first mowing. The new grass is very tender and can be uprooted easily
- Arriving at your favorite garden center is the new selection of the fall and winter-blooming Sasanqua Camellias. Besides blooming early, they have another desirable characteristic: they will tolerate the afternoon sun when the roots are mulched.