Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

joanandgene
Gardening by the Moon
October 1, 2012 at 1:15 PM

I just heard a talk at the Mother Earth News festival in Seven Springs, PA about gardening by the moon.  Does anyone follow it?

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  • NWP
    by NWP
    October 1, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    My neighbor did. She swore by it. Learned it from her grandpa. I don't know much about it. 

  • nosborne
    October 2, 2012 at 8:13 AM

     I heard of it last year from my sister.  She tried it a couple years ago, and swears by it.  I haven't looked into it though.

  • joanandgene
    October 3, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    I just finished planting my garlic bulbs today.  According to the moon calendar which you can get for free over the Internet, today is a good day for planting bulbs.  Any kind of bulbs or perennials.  I planted garlic a few years ago in the fall and they grew but not to the large size I wanted.  Who knew you have to start w/large bulbs and peal the skin off to start these off. Oh well,  I think I did it right this time.                                   Time will tell................

  • Kilhara
    by Kilhara
    October 3, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    I think about it occasionally, but I garden when I have the spare time, so gardening by the moon consistently doesn't really work for me, and I have not really noticed a difference when I do manage it, but then again I don't keep good records either.

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