Earth signs

Taurus, Virgo,  Capricorn

These are SEMI-FERTILE, mostly positive periods to plant with the exception of the sign of Virgo (as the sign of the Virgin is considered to produce poorly, specifically flowers, fruit or seeds).

Taurus – the Bull: in this period sow and plant leaf type vegetables until the first quarter; plant and tend roses and ornamental flowers from the first quarter to the full moon. Taurus is good for root vegetables, bulbs, tubers, corms and rhizomes – plant these in the full moon to the last quarter phase. Also, divide bulbous species, transplant and repot. Apply compost and mulch in all phases, especially in the third and fourth.

Virgo – the Virgin: this sign is considered BARREN, (not productive) therefore is generally not a recommended period to plant produce. Suited for leafy plants like thyme or mint in the first phase; or when Virgo is in the second phase, plant to contain or to slow grow creepers, hedges, bonsai and endemic indigenous shrubs. This is the best period for harvesting and for storing produce, and produce won’t bud or mould. Dry out herbs in the third or last quarter. This is an ideal period to tidy the garden, pave, fence and for tool maintenance.

Capricorn – the Goat: this is a good period for root growth, especially trees and shrubs after full phase to last quarter. Also to transplant, divide roots or plant perennials, plant root veg, bulbs and tubers. Deciduous trees planted in Capricorn (in second phase) are long-lasting, but slow-growing and can be slow to produce, but often then become prolific producers after five or six years. Plant bonsai or container gardens during the third phase.