We just passed the Sturgeon Moon, other names include the Fruit Moon, Grain Moon and the Green Corn Moon. We are now going into a waning period of the Moon—from the day after it is full to the day before it is new again. As the moonlight decreases night by night, plants are encouraged to grow roots, tubers, and bulbs. It’s always best to try to plant with the coming rains which sadly haven’t been in the forecast. If you decide to wait to plant for another month, we completely understand. We are already seeing our multiplying onions, garlic, and potatoes volunteering at the gardens that are irrigated at Zilker Botanical.
Bunching or Multiplying Leeks, Onions, and Garlic
WHERE TO BUY
I will be bringing lots of bulbs of multiplying garlic at our Fall Plant Sale. The Natural Gardener and Cultivate Holistic Supply will have bunching online transplants in September.
For more ideas on Ornamentals, Perennials, and Herbs, visit the Central Texas Gardener and The Natural Gardener lists online. Download the Texas A&M Extension Planting Chart and Varieties.
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Become a member of the oldest organic gardening club in the U.S. at www.AustinOrganicGardeners.org. Memberships are only $25 a year and 100% of your dues support Zilker Botanical Garden.
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