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Post  Ray'ssfg on 3/2/2010, 5:08 am

To get things kicked off in the new forum.

I have been interested in planting by the moon for awhile and have recently obtained some charts that explains it all. But does it work ???

Does anyone have any practical experience in using the method and how well does it work ?

Ray way DOWN UNDER the moon
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Post  WardinWake on 3/2/2010, 7:23 am

Ray: When I was growing up a neighbor and his brother both farmed. The neighbor planted when he could and his brother planted by the moon phases as listed in the Old Farmers Almanac. It was said that the brother who planted by the almanac had fewer insect problems than our neighbor.

That story is now family story only as we never planted by the moon ourselves.

God Bless, Ward.
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Post  boffer on 3/2/2010, 9:40 am

I haven't either. That's another variable that I wouldn't be able to isolate to determine the effects.
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Post  SirTravers on 3/2/2010, 11:05 pm

My grandmother used to plant by the moon. She said "when the moon is in the head" plant crops that fruit above ground. "When the moon is in the foot" plant root crops. Basically as the moon is waxing plant above ground stuff and when it is waning plant root crops.... It must work because her garden was always abundant.


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Post  Lavender Debs on 3/3/2010, 9:07 am

Way back when I kept a a real garden instead of a hobby garden I did practice gardening by the moon. I lived in a mountain valley where you could actually see what the night sky held. In the city, with all the lights and locked doors, I hardy notice what is above me. I cannot tell you what moon gardens will do for the plants or vermin, I can only tell you that it gave me a sense of closeness to the Creator and His creation that easily slips away without an awareness of the moon phases.

I vote, give it a shot. It sure will not hurt the garden.

Deborah. . .playing in the dirt in Everett, WA, USA
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Post  Theresa on 3/3/2010, 9:53 am

My grandma always planted by the moon and she was an excellent gardener!

One year my husband and I were planting our SFGs, we both planted radishes, I just planted mine when I felt like it, and he planted his by the sign of the moon when the almanac said it was time, maybe a week difference in the time I planted mine. The results were, mine made only tops, no radish, his made nice big radishes! And we both had the same Mel's mix, water, everything the same, just planted them at a different time, he made a believer out of me!
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Post  Ray'ssfg on 3/3/2010, 5:05 pm

Planting by the Moon Icon_biggrin Thanks folks for the comments. I only got my charts recently and I certainly am going to give it a try.
That is what I love about my sfg that you can try different things and methods and if it dosn't work you only have wasted a few squares and not a whole big bed.
I thought I would do what your Grandma did, SFG_friend, and do some random planting as well as by the moon, so I can compare.
Will keep you posted. Planting by the Moon Icon_biggrin Planting by the Moon Icon_biggrin
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Post  happyfrog on 3/5/2010, 7:46 am

makes sense the moon phase. only i must admit, it's hard for me to see th emoon here in the city. Sad :sadface: someday i want to live out in a country area and be self sufficient. . .
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Post  Lavender Debs on 3/5/2010, 8:05 am

It is a bit of a sad substitution but most calendars give you the moon phase BettyAnn. No substitute for the real thing.
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Post  momstitch on 3/17/2010, 8:51 pm

I just recently purchased a planting by the moon software which basically tells you what gardening tasks to do on what days. If anybody is interested the url is http://www.gardeningbythemoon.com/
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Post  gardening_.oncepts on 3/17/2010, 9:59 pm

Marrtha, My Mom and Grandma swore by this method of planting..was something that more people used to follow..we get an Old Farmers Almanac every Christmas, I have not figured out how to read all the charts yet! Thanks for the url.
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Post  ander217 on 3/23/2010, 6:59 am

My grandmother always planted by the moon. Whether that made the difference or maybe she just had the greenest thumb around, her vegetable garden and flower beds were always showplaces. Strangers used to stop and ask if they could photograph her flowers.

Grandma always planted above-ground crops in the first or second phase of the moon - when it was a waxing crescent or waxing gibbous moon. She planted below-ground crops in the third phase, or just after the full moon when it was a waning gibbous. The fourth phase of the moon, a waning crescent, was used only for weeding and killing unwanted plants. The days the moon changed phases weren't supposed to be used for anything.

In addition, there are certain days within each of the phases which are better for planting than others. If memory serves, Cancer is a good sign for planting, but Aquarius is not, for example. For those signs one would have to consult an almanac or planting chart. I think it's the sign of Libra that is especially good for planting flowers, but if you plant vegetables under that sign, they make all flowers and few fruits. There is another sign that is supposed to be good for planting when you want to save the seed.

Grandma also said that one should harvest root crops and fruit by the moon. If the moon is waxing, or growing larger, then any bruises made to a fruit or vegetable will get larger, too, and the potato or apple or whatever will rot. If one harvests when the moon is growing smaller, then any bruises will grow smaller, too, and eventually dry up or heal over. I haven't tried that for myself but she followed that rule for harvest.

When we built our home next to Grandma's, the electric company came to dig the trench for our underground cable. Grandma came out and told them the moon wasn't right, and we'd never be able to fill up the hole. The man just laughed at her, and dug the trench and finished laying the cable and filling it in. Even though he replaced the same soil that he took out, to this day, 29 years later, there is a dip in our yard over that cable that has never completely filled in. Grandma said if we had waited until the moon was right, there would have been soil mounded up over the trench, even after it settled.

To paraphrase that reindeer song, "You can say there's no such thing as moon signs, but as for me and Grandma, we believe."
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Post  Ole Joe Clark on 3/23/2010, 7:14 am

I have had friends that planted by the signs and some that didn't, and all of them had great gardens. I think the formula for a great garden, especially a row garden, is sweat equity. The more work you put in it, the better the garden will be. One friend, since passed, used to say, "I don't plant on the moon, I plant when I can."

My Mom always like to plant something on Good Friday, and in honor of her memory, Lord willing, I'll do the same this year.

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Post  Lavender Debs on 5/28/2011, 8:56 am

Moon AND the stars? Kewl! I've only heard of planting by the moon. But this makes sense because Elohim gave the sun and the stars as well as the moon as signs and seasons. Thanks Camp.

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Post  shannon1 on 5/28/2011, 11:43 pm

@SirTravers wrote:My grandmother used to plant by the moon. She said "when the moon is in the head" plant crops that fruit above ground. "When the moon is in the foot" plant root crops. Basically as the moon is waxing plant above ground stuff and when it is waning plant root crops.... It must work because her garden was always abundant.
I do this and my garden is doing pretty well.
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Post  redhead120 on 3/22/2013, 9:41 am

Does anyone plant according to the moon phases? Is it worth the bother? I have tried to plant accordingly for the last two years and wondered it I was just making things more difficult for myself.
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Post  llama momma on 3/22/2013, 10:35 am

I don't know about all this moon planting stuff.
I'd rather throw some fabulous compost, worm castings, and azomite into the mix and be on my way. I don't ever want the moon telling me what to do! rofl Oops my ornery NY roots are showing...
To each his own. Cheers! cheers
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Post  chjbr63 on 3/22/2013, 11:11 am

I have researched the sites listed on the first page of this topic. Lots of good info but a bit to complicated to get exact date and time for me. I just use almanac for seed starting, chat is not very large but covers most common veggies. Just put in your zip code and it gives you a window of dates including moon dates. I also use their regional transplant chat for potting up and putting out in the garden.
http://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-dates/zipcode/18302
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