Kalin Art & Spirit

Gardening by the Moon

Just an introduction today about Gardening by the Moon. 

I’m sure I’ll have more to say on this when even warmer weather comes. Hardy seeds of greens like spinach, collards, and kale can be planted, even when its still cold and wet. Larger seeds, such as spinach can be soaked and nicked for faster germination, but if you’re expecting the soil to be wet for a week or so, it’s not necessary. I quickly planted some turnip greens as the cold front spritzed me this afternoon. I’ll plant other greens later in a staggered fashion, as I don’t want everything maturing at the same time.

The observation of the Moon’s influence upon the Earth was recorded by Pliny, a Roman statesman, who noted that the “Moon replenishes the Earth; when she approaches it she fills all bodies, while, when she recedes, she empties them”. This means that during a full moon the tides are high and moisture is pulled to the top of the soil, where seeds are to be planted. Sensitive people can feel this pull and are a bit on the edgy side during this time. When the moon is full, Luna can bring out the ‘lunacy’, in one degree or another, in us all. 🙂

The following are days when the moon is in the ‘water’ signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces~

Also note; Full moons are not the best time for operations as bleeding can become excessive.

Originally published March 23, 2010

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Posted in Gardening by kalin on August 19th, 2012 at 6:57 pm.

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