Yes. I'm on about the moon again.
This time I've run across some articles about using the moon phases to plant, harvest, and preserve in the garden. I'd heard about the practice before, as I'm sure everyone has, but I never really thought about doing it. In the city, it seemed like a silly, superstitious practice. Now that I fall asleep by moonlight every night, the idea of living in harmony with moon phases feels perfectly natural.
In our garden this year, things got planted A. After the fence was up; B. When hubby had time to rent and use a tiller; C. When I found the packets of seeds I'd bought weeks ago and forgotten; and D. Sometime on the weekend, if our energy held out. Results have been mixed, to say the least.
I'm thinking that next time around, I'll follow the lunar calendar and see what happens. If nothing else, I'm sure following the moon would make me feel more connected with the earth, more attuned to the wonder of it all. I might even get better tomatoes.
So what do you think? Do any of you practice moon gardening? Here are some websites for you, if you're interested:
Planting by the Moon, by Marion Owen, offers an overview and general principles. This is a really nice one, too: Gardening by the Moon.
Gardening by the Moon, a calendar of what to do when from the Farmer's Almanac.
P.S. I'll be out of town for a few days, so I'll be a little late getting around to visit. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
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