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: Daylight Savings begins on Sunday, March 10: the 2nd Quarter begins on Thursday, March 14
- Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Taurus - Plant seasonal color and leafy vegetables
- Spring forward by planting Impatiens, Marigolds. Lobelia, Petunias, and others are now available at your favorite garden center.
Later in the Week
- Monday/Thursday: Moon in the sign of Gemini - Plant spring Flowering Vines
- Harbenbergia (Purple), Jasmine Polyanthem (White& Pink) and Carolina Jasmine (Yellow) are three of the most popular spring flowering vines.
Other Things To-do
- Keep the area under Camellia plants free of debris including the old spent flowers. White and Pink varieties are susceptible to Camellia Petal Blight. Camellia Petal Blight causes the center of the flower to turn brown and rot. We have no chemical solutions. Good sanitation practices are our only method of prevention.
- And finally, when sowing seeds in the ground or in flats, I like to line the furrows with toilet paper (TP). Since most seeds are a dark colored and tiny, they’re easier to see against a white background.