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Gardening by the Moon. July 2011

Temuco, Chile(Zone 9b)

July 2011

1st Most Favorable For Corn, Cotton, Okra, Beans, Peppers, Eggplant, And Other Aboveground Crops. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens.

2nd-6th A Most Barren Period. Kill Plant Pests And Do General Farm Work.

7th-8th Favorable For Planting Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, And Other Fall Crops Bearing Aboveground. Sow Grains And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers.

9th-11th Extra Good For Fall Cabbage, Lettuce, Cauliflower, Mustard Greens, And Other Leafy Vegetables. Good For Any Aboveground Crop That Can Be Planted Now. Start Seedbeds.

12th-13th Seeds Planted Now Will Do Poorly And Yield Little.

14th-16th First Day Good For Planting Aboveground Crops. Last Two Days Are Good For Planting Beets, Carrots, Salsify, Irish Potatoes, And Other Root Crops.

17th-18th Good Days For Killing Weeds, Briars And Other Plant Pests, Poor For Planting.

19th-20th Good Days For Planting Beets, Carrots, Radishes, Salsify, Turnips, Peanuts, And Other Root Crops. Also Good For Planting Melons, Cucumbers, Pumpkins, And Other Vine Crops. Set Strawberry Plants. Good Days For Transplanting.

21st-23rd A Barren Period.

24th-25th Root Crops That Can Be Planted Now Will Yield Well. Good Days For Transplanting.

26th-27th Poor Days For Planting, Seeds Tend To Rot In The Ground.

28th-29th Most Fruitful Days For Planting Root Crops. Excellent For Sowing Seedbeds And Flower Gardens. Good Days For Transplanting.

30th-31st A Most Barren Period. Kill Plant Pests And Do General Farm Work.

Sierra Foothills, CA(Zone 8a)

Thanks again, Cristina, for providing us with this important information. With so many changes taking place on the earth.

I hope the moon stays in it orbit properly, though I have heard rumors to the contrary may take place in the near future.

How is your weather holding up right now? It rained, unseasonably last night here in Northern California and was cool today, instead of hot, but I am not complaining. Many have not yet got the rain that they so badly needed. Horrible fires in Texas and New Mexico.

Temuco, Chile(Zone 9b)

evelyn I just got here, I've been a bit busy.

Glad to help,
I have to start putting some garlic on the garden , here we are as you know in dear old winter, this year the cold is more noticeable, the lowest we had for this tempered region is -3 degrees C. (27 F) but this year we have a -5C (23F) already and we are only starting winter. We do not have snow around here but plenty water, then again another change, it hasn't rain as much as we used to, apart from these, with the Volcano still on eruption, some ash has fallen into the garden that sometimes is all dusted over, like someone had spread some talcum powder all over, and those days I keep myself and family inside.

I can complain, the dust has drift mainly to Argentina and it has even reach eastern Australia.

The good thing is that all the ashes are like fertilizer for our vegies.
Enjoy the gardening on the fruitful days!

Sierra Foothills, CA(Zone 8a)

Thanks so much! I have been busy, too. In the veggie garden there are potatoes, tomatoes, broccoli,asparagus, peas, lettuce, strawberries, 2 blueberries and garlic. Now the basil is beginning to come up from seed. I will be planting artichokes, squash and beans today...and possibly corn.

Temuco, Chile(Zone 9b)

evelyn , is good you're planting so many vegetables.

I did a google to find Grizzly Flats in California , now I know where you are and I imagine you have enough water for the garden. I hear that there are some few places in the States with low rainfall and people having to carry water to their garden.

I think you are in a very pretty spot.


Sierra Foothills, CA(Zone 8a)

Thanks, Cristina!

I feel VERY lucky to live here. Actually, we live a small ways away from GF, in Somerset, though our PO address is GF. We are at about 3500' in elevation as GF is 4000' elevation. That is a big difference when winter is here, as they usually get 3 feet of snow and we get just one foot, most of the time, and sometimes two. It is much colder there as well. I think they are zone 7 and we are zone 8, though we rarely get our temps below 20. It is usually the changeable weather that gets the plants though. Sometimes it is mild, then cold, then warm, then cold....etc.

Still it is SO beautiful with tall pines, cedars and many oaks, manzanitas and others. Of course they suck up the moisture, so we have to check the summer watering every day. So I will leave you now as I need to check on the watering...LOL!! We have a good well, but if the power goes out....we have to rely on a generator. We do not yet have one that is strong enough to run the well pump. I will be looking into this.

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