Gardening by the Moon

If you are thinking of gardening or planting new plants, then you can go by the concept of planting by the Moon. It is said that when you plant according to the Moon phases, your plants become healthier, and you have a better and productive garden.

Gardening by the Moon is becoming more and more trendy; however, the techniques involved are nothing new. Farmers and gardeners have been following different moon phases for ages. The best part is that the process is very simple.

The phases of the Moon affect plant growth. Just like it affects tides to fall and rise, it also changes in the same way soil moisture. This is the reason why it is said that when there is a new moon or a full moon, the seeds will tend to absorb more water. The result is seeds swelling, and well-established plants.

There are two periods of the lunar cycle that determined the gardening phase of plants. The first is the time that happens between the new Moon and full Moon, and the next is between the full Moon and New Moon. The first is known as the waxing of Moon, while the next is waning of the Moon. During these two phases, it is suggested to plant only certain kinds of plants for a healthier garden.

Another thing that impacted by Moon phases is how the plants will grow in response to gravity. You know how a plant grows. The roots are deep-rooted into the soil, and they move downwards, while the actual plant moves upwards. Potted plants are an excellent example of this response. Once you lay them, you will see the stem growing upwards.

The best days

If you are thinking of gardening by the Moon, you must consider the best days as per astrology. Once the Moon is in Taurus, you can think of doing specific gardening tasks, such as planting, transplanting, and grafting. Here is the chart to understand everything clearly.

ActivityAssociated signs
Planting, grafting, transplantingCancer, Scorpio, Pisces, or Taurus
HarvestingAquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius, Leo, and Aries
Fixing fences in the garden or taking care of garden bedsCapricorn
Pest control, weeding and plowingAquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius, Leo, Aries.
PruningSagittarius, Leo, and Aries.

Here’s how to plan as per moon’s phases:

  • If you are thinking of planting bear crops above ground, such as fruits and vegetables, for example, corn, zucchini, watermelon, and tomatoes, then considering planting them during waxing phase. During this phase, the plants will be able to grow stems and leaves effortlessly.
  • During the waning phase, consider plating perennial flowers, biennial bulbs, and flowering bulbs. You can also plat potatoes, carrot, and onions as well during this period. The moonlight decreases by night, and it allow the plants to grow roots, bulbs, and tubers.
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