Why You Should Garden by the Phases of the Moon~
Gravitational pull of tides that affect the oceans also affect plants, stimulates root and leaf growth. Seeds sprout more quickly, plants grow vigorously and at an optimum rate, harvests are more abundant, and they don't go to seed as quickly. This method has been practiced by many for hundreds of years, and is a perfect complement to organic gardening because it is more effective in non-chemically treated soil.
Lunar Planting is influenced by Two Factors:
The lunar phase controls the amount of moisture in the soil. This moisture is at its peak at the time of the new and the full moon. The sun and moon are lined up with earth. Just as the moon pulls the tides in the oceans, it also pulls upon the subtle bodies of water, causing moisture to rise in the earth, which encourages germination and growth. Tests have proven that seeds will absorb the most water at the time of the full moon.
The astrological signs of the zodiac correspond with the elements of water, earth, fire, or air. Each plant has a preference for what elemental sign it is planted in. The best time for starting seeds of most annual plants is during the fertile water signs, but root crops like earth signs, and flowers especially like the air sign of Libra. The moon sign changes every few days.
NOTE: The information above is credited to www.gardeningbythemoon.com.
We are now in the New Moon phase…on April 15th we move into the Full Moon phase-and back to the New Moon on the 29th of April and actually through the month of May. With April and May being the prime planting months for most areas…this makes perfect sense to me.
So…you should have your soil, beds, planting areas cleaned, prepared, and set to ‘plant.’
I do trust that you are opting for Non-GMO seed/soil and plants…..this is important even in your non-edible gardens…because, what we put into the ground over here…will find its way into the ground over there …and it all finds its way into our environment and our bodies…no thank you!
I have no desire to end up looking like a frog
OK…time for sharing the best little secret in town…you all know my good friend and partner in all things
fun…Miata Davis of “Sugar Shack Farms.”
Miata and I are pleased to be offering to you…our friends and neighbors….a very special ~~ “Tea Time.” ~~ Beginning Tuesday, April 8th…this will be Tuesdays only….please contact the Sugar Shack (link above) for detailed information. So much goodness in this little package I couldn’t begin to share it all here. The one thing I can promise you is…it will be special and then some!
Spring has sprung and it’s Thyme for Tea…and gardening~