Monday, June 21, 2010

Planting by the phase of the moon July/ Aug 2010 zone 8

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.

  • Moon Planting Wise Tales...

  • Plant potatoes during the "dark of the moon" is an old adage.

  • Plant your seeds within 48 hours before a full moon.

  • Do not plant on the day of the New Moon or Full Moon.