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Subject: Anyone gardening by the phases of the Moon?
Date Posted: 6/1/2008 12:43 AM ET
Member Since: 4/12/2008
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As a child, I remember my family talking about the best times to plow, plant, kill hogs, etc., by the phase of the moon as found in the almanac.  In my adult life, I have never been able to interpret an almanac or relate it to my memories as a child.

I recently found two books that I have found interesting discussing how to read and interpret the almanac and another that elaborates on gardening by the phases of the moon.  I have found these interesting and informative.  I want to try these ideas in my yard (garden).  The books are:  "You and the Man in the Moon", The complete guide to using the almanac.  The second book I have just started reading is:  "Raising with the Moon", The complete guide to gardening and living by the Signs of the Moon.

Does anyone have any experience to relate in this area?

 

 

Date Posted: 6/2/2008 9:20 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2005
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I'd like to know more about it.  Haven't read too much about it but was always interested in it.  Hopefully someone with experience will chime in.  :)

Subject: Two really good days to plant annuals for June, 2008.
Date Posted: 6/10/2008 3:12 PM ET
Member Since: 4/12/2008
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I will be planting some annuals tomorrow or thursday, June 11 and 12th as the moon will be in the sign of Libra which is an excellent time.  I am late but this is a new yard that has been graded and just been sodded.  I will let you know if they survive this heat, etc. 

 

 

Subject: Annuals are doing GREAT!!
Date Posted: 6/19/2008 4:20 PM ET
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Bought New Guina Impatients to plant in a small triangle bed as well as along the sidewalk and on both sides of the porch.  Took a chance and purchased 4 flats of 18 plants in each. The four flats were just enough.   Put out half on Wednesday and the other half on Thursday while the moon was in the sign of LIBRA, which is the sign for flower gardeners, especially annuals.  The plants are doing great and have not lost a one in this 90 plus heat.  On Saturday, two days after they were planted, it looked like they had been in the ground much longer than two days.  I am pleased.

 

 

Date Posted: 9/12/2008 5:14 PM ET
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I know this is and old post, but when I saw it I just had to read it AND tell my little tidbit.  My father always went by the Farmer's Almanac when planting his garden.  The first year he got sick I offered to do all his planting for him.  I made square plots for quite a variety of vegetables and by the time I was ready to do the last planting - I think it was spinach - I was absolutely exhausted as it was getting late in the evening.  When I told him what I was going to plant, he said "you have to plant that in the dark of the moon".  Being as tired as I was, the first thing that popped out of my mouth was "but how can I see to plant it at night?"  He laughed at me for that one.  But I planted it, it grew, and he was happy!