Planting By The Moon
An ancient tradition maintains that planting times
should correspond to certain phases of the Moon.
Roots and bulbs should be planted when the Moon is
waning. Leafy, flowering, and fruiting plants that grow
above ground when the moon is waxing.
Plant seeds or
transplants of leafy plants, and plants that carry their
seeds on the outside of the fruit (i.e. strawberries and
corn) when the Moon is between the new and first
quarter. When the Moon is between the first quarter and
full, sow or transplant plants that produce seeds inside
their fruit. Plant bulbs and root crops between Full Moon and last quarter. Do not plant anything between
last quarter and New Moon. The week before the New Moon
is a good time to pull weeds.
The New Moon always
rises at sunrise
And the first quarter
The Full Moon always
rises at sunset
And the last quarter
takes place about 50 minutes later each day than the day
before. The New Moon can not be seen because the
illuminated side faces away from the earth. This occurs
when the Moon
lines up between the Earth and the Sun.
Desk Reference, Anne Halpin, 1996 ISBN 0-02-860397-4,
The Old Farmer's 2000 Almanac, by Robert B.
by the Moon
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