Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Planting by the moon

A More Detailed Set of Moon Planting Rules...
Moon Planting Rule
New Moon To Full Moon: Sow, Transplant, bud and graft.
Full Moon To New Moon: Plow, Cultivate, weed and reap.
New Moon To First Quarter: Good for Planting above-ground crops with outside seeds,
flowering annuals.
First Quarter To Full Moon: Good for planting above ground crops with inside seeds.
Full Moon To Last Quarter: Good for planting root crops, bulbs, biennials, and perennials.
Last Quarter To New Moon: Do Not Plant

Moon Planting Examples...
A list of when and what to plant.
First quarter planting, or the time from the new moon to about half-full.
Plant annuals with above-ground yields, particularly leafy plants which produce
their seed outside the fruit.
1st Qtr. Examples:
  • asparagus cabbage, celery, endive, and spinach.
  • Second quarter planting, or the time from the half-full to the full moon.
    Plant annuals that have above-ground yields which are
    vining and produce seed inside the fruit.
    2nd Qtr. Examples:
  • beans, peas, peppers, squash, eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers.
  • Third quarter planting, or from the full moon to half-full.
    Plant biennials, perennials, bulb and root crops. Crops which are planted
    one season the produce yields the following year, trees, and shrubs.
    3rd Qtr. Examples:
  • onions, potatoes, rhubarb, grapes, winter wheat, and berries.
  • Fourth quarter planting, or from half-full to new moon.
    4th Qtr. Examples:
  • pull weeds, cultivate, destroy pests, and turn sod.
  • 1 comment:

    1. My grandmother used the Farmers Almanac to plant by and she would never plant or harvest or prune if it was not in the book according to the moon. She was sooooooo smart and she always had a wonderful garden! I guess I need to start watching! AND can you tell me how do I know when to harvest my sweet potatoes?


    Someone bless these seeds I sow...