What to Plant Now: December 5 - 11
It’s just a phase so don’t forget to seed your leafy greens and herbs. Fall is a prime time for planting the hardiest herbs that actually grow very well in areas with mild winters. We just passed the New Moon phase and are now approaching the First Quarter and are in Waxing Crescent. During the waxing of the moon (the period extending from the day the moon is new to the day it reaches its fullest point), the moon pulls moisture upwards. Seeds do well during this time because moisture is available at the surface of the soil.
❄️ Be prepared to cover in case of deep freeze
🌾 Plant cover crops in areas you want to replenish for spring. See our comprehensive guide on our website.
🌳 Plant all trees, shrubs, and perennials.
🐟 Use fish emulsion to get green growth and do weekly foliar sprays with liquid seaweed to provide plants with hormones and nutrients needed for stress and to prevent disease and pests.
🍂It’s also a good time to start composting because leaves are starting to fall.
🌷Fall is a good time to transplant, trade, or give away your divisions of daylilies, bearded irises, violets, wood ferns, cannas, and other herbaceous perennials.
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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