I was making notes in my 2012 Central Oklahoma Organic Garden Planner (I bought it from the Food Coop and it is a huge help to me. No affiliation yada yada). Anyway, I noticed that Thursday is a Worm Moon. I had no idea what that meant so I googled it, and here is what I found:
"Ã¯Â¿Â½ Full Worm Moon Ã¯Â¿Â½ March As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter."
Do any of you plant by the moon? Is the worm moon a good time to plant anything special?
I haven't gardened in several years, so I haven't been digging in the dirt until just recently. This morning I found a big fat earthworm. I think the worm and the article are omens. Either I am going to have a big fat healthy garden or I am going to get worms and have to go to the vet.
Donna in Norman where the wind is blowing so hard that I expect the patio furniture to take off at any time
PS About the garden planner, I don't think it is sold anywhere except through the Oklahoma Food Coop. If you want one, and you are not a Coop member, you can probably call Bill Smith at 405-732-3361 to get one. He is a really nice guy and knows a great deal about gardening. I think I paid $15 for mine.