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Grapevine > Moon Planting

I'm just getting started with moon planting.
The general guidelines are:

New Moon: (i.e. new moon to first quarter moon) Balanced root and leaf growth. Plant above-ground annual leaf and seed crops, as well as flowering annuals and melons e.g. lettuce, spinach, celery, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, melons, and grain crops. Begin new projects. Mow lawns now to increase growth.

First Quarter: (i.e. first quarter moon to full moon) Strong leaf growth. Plant above-ground annual fruiting crops (e.g. beans, melons, peas, peppers, squash, and tomatoes), green manures and flowering annuals. Nurture and tend to new growth. Mow lawns now to increase growth.

Full Moon: (i.e. full moon to last quarter moon) Strong root growth. Plant root crops (e.g. beets, carrots, onions, potatoes, and peanuts). Also good for perennials, biennials, bulbs and transplanting because of the active root growth. Finish off projects and tasks. Harvest. Prune. Mow lawns now to retard growth.

Last Quarter: (i.e. last quarter moon to new moon) Resting period. Begin compost heaps and worm farms. Remove noxious growth, weeds and pests. Cultivate, harvest, transplant and prune. Rest. Mow lawns now to retard growth.

I misread it and planted tomatoes today - that's the biodynamic moon planting guide and this is the synodic moon planting guide, which is meant to be simpler. I like simple. Let's hope for the best with those little toms...

March 28, 2010 | Registered CommenterMulch Pit Web Guru