2nd 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, Thursday September 14
  • Saturday-Sunday: Moon in the sign of Cancer -
    • Don't put away your Yellow Jackets traps yet. The peak activity season has arrived. Now through the end of October is when Yellow Jackets are easily agitated as it’s mating season.

Later in the Week

  • Wednesday and Thursday: Moon in the sign of Virgo -
    • When splitting and removing the seeds of hot peppers, wear gloves to protect any cuts or openings in the skin. Also, please do not touch your eyes, for it will be a moment you'll never forget.
Other Things To-do
  • When harvesting herbs like thyme, oregano, rosemary, and others, take more than you need. Group them all together in a vase or pitcher so you can snip off what is required for cooking or garnishing, and in between, enjoy the fragrance.
  • Fall and winter vegetable transplants are now available. Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Garden Peas, and others are available at your favorite garden center. Onion, Shallots, and Garlic sets are also available for planting. Be sure to save room for the Sweet Bermuda Onion plants, as they are the last fall vegetables to arrive. The Stockton Red, Torpedo, and others are not available until early November.