Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day, the planting O'the Green

St. Patrick's day is traditionally the day to plant garden peas: shelling peas and the snow pea and snap pea varieties.  It is also a good day to cut back ornamental grasses such as liriope (lilyturf).  Good Friday is said to be the best day to plant potatoes.  Holidays are good reminders of when to plant what, as are the phases of the moon.  I am going to try planting by moon phases this year, I will talk about that in my next post. 

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