The week ahead features a variety of signs — and a moon change. The only category of signs not represented is the flowering signs Virgo and Libra and they are up for the next week!
I’m going to visit several topics including a perfect stretch for making changes that begins Saturday, plowing in January and February, and planting snow peas. But first …
Welcome to the new year and may it have fewer challenges than the one we just completed a few hours ago! It’s time to start planning for our 2021 gardens, whether the plot is a half-acre or a couple of tomato plants by the back porch.
Today’s column is all about winter weather so if you have planting questions then be in touch. All contact information is at the end along with a couple of reminders about making changes and pouring gravel.
I’m going to begin today’s column with a bit of a personal story about predicting winter from Mother Nature and hope it will inspire you to do the same. Then we’ll review a few other items.
The focus of today’s column is cleaning up and “putting to bed” your 2020 garden. I’ll open with that, but be sure to check out the “Quick Takes” at the end since they’re important — and timely — too.
Before we go much further, I want to remind you of the Ember Days coming up next week. They occur on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday — Sept. 16, 18-19. Without more explanation, these are no-plant days — and “planting” includes seeding, transplanting to the garden or pot. In short, anything …
What’s left of Friday is under the influence of Gemini (the arms) days. This is the perfect sign for beans and, according to the planting chart in "Home Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky," there’s still plenty of time for them to make it before cold weather and frost. Beans, of course, produce…
Summer begins on Saturday with the summer solstice at 5:44 p.m. Then beginning Sunday and until the winter solstice Dec. 21 the days get progressively shorter. Celebrate on Saturday!
As you’ll read below, this has been — and continues to be — a challenging month for planting if you’re trying to follow the phases and signs. But we must deal with it so let’s have a closer look.
It seems that if we’re not in the throes of a late frost or freeze then it’s raining. As anxious as we are to get those hot-weather-loving veggies in the ground, curb your excitement if the ground is wet. I’m telling you — and I have testimony upon testimony — if you plant in wet ground you …
Today’s column begins with a suggestion for independence in this COVID-19 crisis and how a garden of any size may be of help — actually and psychologically — followed by the phases and signs overview for April.
Today’s column begins with a reminder about perfect days for changes; a revision to the spring garden list; and a segment from the Farmers’ Almanac about how the first of spring is determined.
Today, we’ll look at a long stretch for making changes that began today and continues through March 22; some interesting facts from the Farmers’ Almanac about spring, which begins Thursday at 11:50 p.m.; update the early garden list from last week; and a few other important items.
If we ever get enough dry weather and if you’re a fan of early gardens, then the time to start planting is at hand. Even if we have a late-season cold snap, it’s unlikely it will last long — but then with the strange winter we’ve had so far, who knows.
As I mentioned last week, I want to talk about starting your own transplants from seed — and doing it according to the phases and signs. I’m not going to get into the technique(s) for starting your own plants. There are plenty of books and websites devoted to that and you likely have your fa…
We begin today’s column with reminders about special days ahead including ones for planting grass seed, planting peas, making changes and pouring gravel. The column concludes with a brief explanation of the signs of the zodiac as they apply to planting.