If you have peppers, eggplant, and/or any perennial plants that need to be started 8-10 weeks before the frost-free date, this weekend is a great time to start them. Why? Because we’re only a couple days out from the full moon.
Seeds sown a few days before the moon is full germinate faster and grow stronger than seeds sown after the full moon–you get the slight advantage of the waxing rather than the waning effect. This may sound slightly ethereal, but consider the effect of the moon on the tides (and on women’s monthly cycles if they’re not constantly subjected to artificial lights and other modifying influences).
I’ve got my pepper and eggplant seed packs out, and I’m going to check my herb-and-flower box for other possible starts. Still have to do a little juggling for space–I moved my two amaryllis plants out of the south window upstairs to make room for a flat of leeks or onions there.