Weekends are always busy, especially in the spring. Last weekend, was a perfect gardening weekend. The rain even helped soften the soil so the goutweed came out a little more easily! I made my way to a few garden centres and I was not alone. One greenhouse employee apologized for the barren shelves; she likened it to the grocery store shelves before a winter storm!
If you were busy doing other things and didn’t get to your garden, there is still time, of course. In fact, I have some good news: the moon is on your side! On Victoria Day, the moon entered its first-quarter phase. The first quarter is the best time for planting above-ground bearing annual crops that produce their seeds outside the fruit: lettuce, spinach, celery, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and grain crops.
I’ve heard from some people who don’t plant in the ground outside until after the full moon in June. If that’s the case, you’ll have a long wait this year: the full strawberry moon is not until June 28!
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Cindy Day is the chief meteorologist for SaltWire Network.