Spring Equinox - Dig Soil, Cut Wood
We are fast coming up to the Spring Equinox, which on paper is a mean between mid winter and summer solstice. This year the temperature has been unpredictable as the path of the pandemic, bouncing between heat and cold, wet and dry. As an aid to dealing with fast growing lawns, i have called in help.In De Agricultura, Marcus Cato (Cato the Elder) set out early Spring tasks.
"The following work should be done in the spring: Trenches and furrows should be made, ground should be turned for the olive and vine nurseries, vines should be set out; elms, figs, fruit trees, and olives should be planted in rich, humid ground. Figs, olives, apples, pears, and vines should be grafted in the dark of the moon, after noon, when the south wind is not blowing."