Gardening by the Moon Calendar, March 2011

Temuco, Chile(Zone 9b)

Hello my dear friends, now the gardening weather will soon be ready for all of you to hit the garden, Spring is the season for gardeners all over the world ....

The truth is ( if anyone believes it), I feel generous, I am sending the Sun to you!
Oh, that is painful !!!

I'll have to convince myself that winter is good for me and I'll have be happy to watch you to enjoy that warm and lovely weather and me, me? .... wet and miserable


March
1st Any Root Crops That Can Be Planted Now Will Do Well.

2nd-3rd A Barren Period, Best Suited For Killing Pests. Do Plowing And Cultivating.

4th-6th Good Days For Planting Aboveground Crops. Fine For Vine Crops. Set Strawberry Plants.

7th-8th Cultivate And Spray, Do General Farm Work, But No Planting.

9th-10th Favorable For Planting Crops Bearing Yield Above The Ground.

11th-12th Seeds Planted Now Tend To Rot In The Ground.

13th-14th Best Planting Days For Aboveground Crops, Especially Peas, Beans, Cucumbers And Squash, Where Climate Is Suitable. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens.

15th-19th A Most Barren Period, Best For Killing Plant Pests Or Doing Chores Around The Farm.

20th-21st Favorable Days For Planting Root, Fine For Sowing Hay, Fodder Crops, And Grains. Plant Flowers.

22nd-23rd Excellent Time For Planting Root Crops That Can Be Planted Now, And For Starting Seedbeds. Good Days For Transplanting.

24th-26th Poor Planting Days.

27th-28th Any Root Crops That Can Be Planted Now Will Do Well.

29th-31st A Barren Period, Best Suited For Killing Pests. Do Plowing And Cultivating.

Iowa Park, TX(Zone 7b)

Thank you Cristina! This is very helpful. And thank you for sending the sun : ) Spring seems to be here a little early this year. But then Texas weather flip flops between hot and freezing in the spring so it is probably too soon to plant here now unless good protection is provided.

Temuco, Chile(Zone 9b)

Ladypearl, around here the days are getting shorter and the nights a bit cold, it is a sign that you'll have the sun in all its glory.

I am putting some winter vegetables, we do not have snow in winter , rain and lower temperature, yes. I planted some cabbages and broccoli also coriander, silver beat and
beetroot, will see how they do.

Pleasureville, KY(Zone 6a)

I am hoping that our weather will dry out some, so that we can get some early crops in. Usually plant peas, cabbage, broccoli, and beets. We are supposed to get more rain this week, so it will be another few days after that before any work can be done.

Iowa Park, TX(Zone 7b)

defoecat, please send the rain out here to Texas - we need it badly. ; )

Pleasureville, KY(Zone 6a)

Wish I could!!

Iowa Park, TX(Zone 7b)

The weather has been so weird in recent years. People are getting either too much rain or none. The temperature got into the 80's here in February and that's very strange too.
Cristina, sounds like you will still have a good garden through the fall and winter. How cold does it get in winter time where you live? .

Temuco, Chile(Zone 9b)

Ladypearl, I've been away from my PC, sorry to answer you late.
In Temuco we had as low as - 4 C which is about 25F but only few nights over winter, It doesn't snow.

When is going under 1C,more or less 34F, I cover my plants and I do plenty plants as container gardening that I can move to the baranda, a semi enclosed area that I have and even more I do take a couple of more delicate pots indoors.

We have plenty rain, here is a temperate region but the weather has change and it has rain less the last couple of years and in some places there has been some drought and that was unthinkable in Chile.

Iowa Park, TX(Zone 7b)

Well it sounds like you have a very nice climate there, Cristina; that's good! Even though we have good, fertile soil here that will grow most anything, our weather gets very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter so that many useful plants cannot survive. We sure need rain right now.

Temuco, Chile(Zone 9b)

From the 20th to the 23rd regardless of what it say the calendar and depending on the night temperatures where you live, it will be the right time to plant the 3 sisters. Especially peas. Little green peas. Sugar snap peas. Field peas. Cow peas. Lentils. Pod beans, snap beans, squash, early corn; sow grain crops, hay, fodder crops, soy beans, clovers, and other legumes for pasture and soil cleansings.

Iowa Park, TX(Zone 7b)

Okay, thank you. I will be able to plant on the 22nd and 23. Hopefully we will get rain soon!!!

Chapin, SC(Zone 7b)

Thank you so much for this. I have this year's crop of daylily seeds to plant and want to try following the moon calendar. I had no idea of when to do it but will do chores today and plant seeds and transplant from the 20th to the 23rd.

Carnation, WA(Zone 7b)

This is fabulous, Thank you! We're following your moon calendar this year and recording our efforts. It will hopefully make for a productive garden as well as information for our science report for school.

Sierra Foothills, CA(Zone 8a)

Quote from Ladypearl :
Well it sounds like you have a very nice climate there, Cristina; that's good! Even though we have good, fertile soil here that will grow most anything, our weather gets very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter so that many useful plants cannot survive. We sure need rain right now.


Ladypearl ~ It has been raining or snowing since the middle of February. I wish to trade weather with you right now. If it does not dry out before summer comes, that means I will be planting close to, if not in summer! That happened last year, and I am not expecting the same to happen again. January and the first half of Febrary was nice and sunny all month...go figure!

Iowa Park, TX(Zone 7b)

We would gladly trade weather with you, Evelyn! Still have not had rain yet. I am using a soaker hose in the garden but plants seem to barely grown on tap water. The ranchers and wheat farmers are really hurting right now since the grass and wheat are barely alive. Our last good rains were last October if memory serves. We did get some snow in February, but it wasn't enough. The weather seems to be strange in many places.
Sure hope it drys out in time for you to get a good garden started.

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