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, February, 23
- Saturday-Monday: Moon in the sign of Pisces - Plant seasonal color
- Hellaborus or the Xmas Rose is a winter perennial that is in bloom for most of the winter and early spring. They can be grown in containers or in the ground where they receive shade during the heat of the day.
Later in the Week
- For a splash of summer color plant Tiger, Asiatic, and Hybrid Lilies. They grow four to five feet tall and like the morning sun. Lilies are equally as spectacular on decks and patio in containers.
Other Things To-do
- You rejuvenate the existing soil of color bowls by adding an organic All-Purpose Fertilizer. I'd add two to three handfuls per 8" diameter.
- When fertilizing fruit and shade trees, use one-half pound of fertilizer per inch of trunk diameter measured two feet off the ground. The fertilizer is spread under the drip line of trees and not piled at the trunk. I prefer using 16-16-16 a multi-purpose fertilizer.
- And finally, don't overwater new seedlings otherwise they will die from Damping Off disease. Let the soil surface dry out a bit between watering.