Planting By the Moon


Planting By the Moon

A group for sharing questions, experience and knowledge about planting by moon phases.

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Latest Activity: Apr 7, 2015

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Which is more important, sowing the seed or transplanting? 2 Replies

In terms of moon planting, which do people think is more important, sowing and germination, or transplanting to the garden. I'm thinking of instances where these might not be four weeks apart -…Continue

Tags: germination, transplanting, moon

Started by Richard Grevers. Last reply by Tony Lucas May 25, 2013.

Ascending/Descending, Waxing/Waning 2 Replies

Hi, I have a question after studying my "Gardening by the Moon" Calendar.  When the moon is Descending the sap is flowing downward, when the moon is waning the sap is flowing downward, but what is…Continue

Started by Helen Power. Last reply by Helen Power Jan 25, 2012.

What is your experience of planting by the moon. 12 Replies

I've been experimenting lately but I find the conflicting information confusing. I guess the upside of that is I can choose which version I prefer. I haven't had any plants that have gone right…Continue

Tags: phases, moon, planting

Started by Hester. Last reply by Tara McFarlane Oct 22, 2010.

Progress Report

So far everything planted by the moon phases is germinating and growing well. The only failures I've had have been from old seed that I was checking for life (usually none) and tricky seed like…Continue

Tags: gardening, sowing, planting, phases, moon

Started by Hester Oct 4, 2009.

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Comment by Tony Lucas on May 28, 2013 at 9:28pm
thanks Lynn its just one of those questions thats bgged me as everything is seasonally reversed in the northern hemesphere.
Comment by Lynn on May 25, 2013 at 9:21pm

Not sure what you mean, Tony. The moon calendars I have deal with when to plant what, as in 'root crops' and 'above ground crops', when to apply manures, when to cultivate, when is the 'barren' period etc...and hemisphere doesn't matter. With the full moon today, now until and including 27th is the time to cultivate only, as anything planted now would have very quick germination and spindly growth - not good for a healthy strong plant.

Comment by Tony Lucas on May 25, 2013 at 4:24pm

Im just wundering if hemisphere counts in the moon calendars as the northern ones would be all backward for us.


Comment by Justin JX on August 25, 2012 at 9:23pm

Hi guys, I just got my mushroom in a box kit and spawns ready. Am interested to find out what is the best moon phase to activate them? Moon in flower/fruit/seed constellation (as mushrooms are like flowers as to a plant) in descending period (growth happens under the earth)? or full moon?

Comment by RaVeN on December 18, 2011 at 12:46pm

30 Day sustainable challenge


Pass it on and do it!

Comment by Pauline Ketel on December 8, 2011 at 9:28pm

I have started using the moon calendar I found on NZ gardener web site. You can print it off, cut out and put on the wall. very helpful to refer to month by month.

Comment by Jude Mc on October 3, 2011 at 8:45pm  

This site sums it up pretty well, what to do when.  It has a phases of the moon chart for 2011 but that doesn't have signs attached.  Learning the astrological symbols and having a calender with the movements plotted is optimal.   I am hoping the rain will clear for a great day in the garden tomorrow with the moon in Capricorn.


Comment by Lynda Wood on September 26, 2011 at 11:20pm

Thanks Jude,

I hadn't checked with my charts when I posted last, am just excited to get into the spreading of my delivery, will be waiting a little longer now 

Comment by Jude Mc on September 26, 2011 at 10:11pm
Lynda While the new moon is Wednesday, the moon will be in Libra then.  Today and tomorrow the moon is in Virgo.  As an astrologer I would think that an almost new moon in Virgo (earth service the best sign for gardening) would be far better than a new moon in Libra (air) or else wait three days for moon in Scorpio (water).
Comment by Lynda Wood on September 26, 2011 at 1:48pm
Today, I ready for Rest day tomorrow, but just had a truck load of spent mark delivered, its gonna trouble me not to get out and put it to use til Wednesday, this stuff is gold for new beds! I will wait til Wednesday tho, create the new in the new Moon! 

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