Last Quater, Moon in Scorpio the next two days


With the moon in the last quarter, in the sign of Scorpio on March 13th and 14th,  it is an excellent time to start building a new compost heap.

Scorpio is a water sign, so this is a good time to sow Leaf plants like cabbage, celeriac, celery (doctrine of signatures here, since celery regulates the water/sodium balance in the body), dill, lettuce, and  spinach to name a few.
If you are putting a a rhubarb patch, this would be a good time to plant them too.
This is not e a good time to sow fruiting plants, including the fruiting vegetables, like tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, etc.

First Quarter Moon Phase

A quick note, that we are entering into the First Moon Phase, starting in Aries, then moving into Taurus.  What this means for you, is that Monday and Tuesday are good days to start fruiting plants … have you started your tomatoes yet ?  Monday and Tuesday would be good for this.

Wed, Thurs & Friday when we move into Taurus, is a good time to get some root veggies planted out in your cold frames !

2nd Quarter Moon Phase – start really early seeds

The second quarter moon phase extends through Monday  – so if you want to get an early start on seed starting, now is a good time so seeds germinate quickly.

What do we start now … tomatoes if you want to set them out in walls-o-water to get a jump on the warm weather (although this year we many not need to 🙂  We also start marigolds from seed, because they love hot weather and take a bit of time to get big, starting them now will give you a longer marigold season.