If you are planting your garden according to the phases of the moon and signs of the zodiac, once we get beyond today that’s ruled by a killing sign we are going to be rolling in high clover if our gardens are dry enough to plant this week. Here’s what’s up:
The moon is in the dark phase now and will remain there until 2:40 p.m. Wednesday. Dark moon time is for below-ground producers but you don’t want to be planting today with the sign in Aries (the head), one of the two killing signs.
Just get ready to plant Monday and Tuesday when, with the moon still in the dark phase, the sign moves to Taurus (the neck) one of the four most fertile signs. Both of these days — and up until about noon Wednesday — will be great for below-ground producers.
Then beginning late Wednesday afternoon and until the next full moon at 12:11 a.m. June 13, only those veggies that produce above the ground.
And here’s where it gets fun if we have dry ground.
Wednesday through Friday will be ruled by Gemini (the arms), the bean sign. Neighbors, Gemini days in the light moon in May after the last frost date — just don’t get no finer!
Then when Gemini is through we have two days, Saturday and June 1, ruled by Cancer (the breast), one of the four most fertile signs for any above-ground producers including those beans you may not get planted on the Gemini days.
So, from May 26-June 1 (my birthday and I like yellow cake!) you can conceivably plant your entire garden.
You’ll need a rest after that when Leo (the heart) comes to rule June 2-4. Leo is the other killing sign and you can use those days to cultivate your garden.
Please take a moment to read Wes Henry’s excellent piece on C1, with pictures, about the proper method to put tomato plants in the ground and Adam Leonberger’s submission on C4 about soil compaction. Both provide good advice for us serious gardeners.
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