If you are planting your garden by the phases of the moon and signs of the zodiac, here’s information for this weekend and beyond.
Remember to keep an eye toward fall now as the days are starting, regretfully, to get a little shorter. We still have plenty of hot weather left but we must be aware of when veggies will be harvested so that we don’t lose them to an early frost.
The moon is in the light phase now and will continue there until the next full moon at 6:57 p.m. on July 19. Until then be planting only those veggies that produce above the ground, then beginning July 20 and until the new moon on Aug. 2, only below-ground producers.
According to the signs, what’s remaining of today (Friday) is ruled by the so-so sign Sagittarius (thighs). The so-so series continues through July 21 with another Sagittarius day Saturday followed by Capricorn (the knees), July 17-18 and concluding with Aquarius (legs) July 19-21. The moon moves to the dark phase on the 19th. By now you know that so-so signs are just that – so-so!
The next outstandingly fertile days will be July 22-23 with the moon in the dark phase and the sign in Pisces (the feet). These would be great days for planting below-ground-producing fall crops.