Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Basic Lunar Moon Grardening

From the beginning of farming our ancestors used the moon phases tell them when to plant.  They split the cycle up into blocks of 7 days.

 Phase 1  Waxing Moon
For 7 days after the new moon gravity starts to pull up more water, along with more light from the moon. This will cause seed to swell and burst as gravity pulls up more water. The increasing light from the moon creates balance in the leaf and roots.  So this is best for Leaf plants
Phase 2 Waxing moon
Last7 days days of waxing moon
Gravity pull is less but light is stronger
This time is best for fruiting plants, trees do the best if planted 2 or 3 days before the full moon. 

At least 1/2 a day before and after, including the he day of the new and full moon. These days were considered baron. No planting

Phase 3 Waning moon
Gravity pull is high, causing more moisture in the soil. But moon light is decreasing pulling energy into he roots. .
Root crop, biennials, bulbs, transplants.
Phase 4  last week of waning moon
Rest, cultivate, harvest, transplant, mow grass.

Lunar calendar link.

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