-We just passed the Hunter’s Moon. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, it is believed that this full Moon came to be called the full Hunter’s Moon because it signaled the time to go hunting in preparation for the cold winter ahead.
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 are in the forecast.
WHERE TO BUY
Buy organic soft-neck or hard-neck garlic from grocery stores. The Natural Gardener and Cultivate Holistic Supply will have bunching online transplants in October.
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.