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 Lynda Wood on November 19, 2009 at 9:06am
if working with astrological signs with the moon, its now time to plant fruiting crops today, then two days weeding, mowing, pruning, turning souil, making compost, before planting flowers and perfumed plants on Sunday, Mon, Tues
Comment by Lynda Wood on November 18, 2009 at 12:29pm
yay, new moon was fabulous rest time, woke up at 3am to watch the meteorites and did not even turn on computer, now to get on with the rest of the cycle!
Comment by Hester on November 17, 2009 at 10:25pm
New moon and I have very little gardening energy today so I'm happy for it to be a day of rest.
Comment by Hester on November 12, 2009 at 8:12pm
Toady-Nov 12th and tomorrow Nov 13th are suppposed to be good days for getting root crops planted, sown.
Comment by Lynda Wood on November 9, 2009 at 2:39pm
my following of lunar cycles is to find a method that "feels right"to you and follow it for a length of time, take notes, and make adjustment in the next cycle, whether it be one lunar cycle or the full thirteen. Make a relationship with lunar, for what works for You!
Comment by Janet Luke on November 6, 2009 at 2:01pm
I'm giving planting by the moon a go this year too. It must work as pre-european Maori where great gardeners. I have been given a Maori moon planting calender which I am working with. Today is the best day to plant Kumera this month so I am off out to do this.
Comment by Lynda Wood on October 18, 2009 at 6:50pm
Daughter 9 coulnt help herself and planted a tube stock rosemary, and seeds of peas, basil, and parsley today. I look with interest to compare with her planting with mine of same varieties!
Comment by Lynda Wood on October 17, 2009 at 12:00pm
Dark moon tomorrow! I'll be sitting in the sunshine (thankyou solar inspiration) watching my little tackers play, maybe have a thought or two about what unveiled itself since last dark moon, maybe have a few plans in motion for the coming weeks, enjoying my space!
Comment by Isabell Strange on September 14, 2009 at 8:21pm
Hi I read this about the maori calendar 'Māori farmers planted kūmara (sweet potato) on the nights called Ōuenuku, Ari, Rākau-nui, Rākau-ma-tohi, Takirau and Ōrongonui, which were the 4th, 9th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 27th nights of the lunar month. No planting was done during full moon or on Korekore days (the 20th, 21st and 22nd nights). The planting months were in spring: September, October and November.' These methods would be tried and true for NZ conditions.
Comment by Hester on September 8, 2009 at 5:33pm
I had an idea that i would put a little moon symbol on my plant label if I've sown it in an appropriate moon phase .Then I can compare progress with those that aren't.

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