7th 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: New Moon, Saturday. October 14
  • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Libra - Plant Seasonal Color
    • Spring flowering bulbs such as tulips, Daffodils, Iris, and Crocus can be planted in containers as well as in the ground. In addition, plant pansies and violas to give you immediate color. 

Later in the Week

  • Citrus can be budded in October using a Slice Shield Bud. Gather the budwood a week before budding and store it at 34 degrees. Select only well-matured, disease-free budwood, and remove the leaves. If you use a plastic bag, leave the bag open to avoid condensation on the budwood. 
Other Things To-do
  •  With the rainy season about to begin, you should set out Terro Ant Stations to prevent ants from moving inside. The upcoming El Nino should make ants a bigger problem than they have been in the past. 
  • Don't let your guard down when it comes to snails and slugs. They can do just as much damage in the fall as in the spring. So, don't forget the snail bait when planting fall annuals, vegetables, and other herbaceous plants. 
  • Finally. 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 afternoon sun.