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Topic: Plantingory by the phases of the moon....

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Subject: Plantingory by the phases of the moon....
Date Posted: 1/29/2012 1:02 PM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2008
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I had a weird experience last summer.  I planted radish seeds as usual and not one radish.  Every single seed that grew went straight to flower.  Same soil, same amendments, same water, same everything.  

I mentioned this at the Post Office to a couple old gals that have lived here forever and one said that I had obviously planted the seeds on the full moon! 

So I have been looking for books about planting by the moon.  Interesting stuff.  My gardening theory has always been to get the soil ready, check the temperature and throw in the seeds.....I am usually have tremendous luck.

Anyone else have experience with moon phase planting?  I am intersting in learning how to simply figure out this stuff.  I have a short attention span for astrology, but realize I need to learn more before I go another year without diakon radishes...

Date Posted: 1/29/2012 2:47 PM ET
Member Since: 7/10/2011
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My grandmother taught me this when I was a child.  Her rule, plant above ground crops and flowers when the moon is getting fuller (waxing) to full.   Plant below ground root vegetables and things like garlic when the moon is waning. I check the Farmers Almanac for planting days.  Note that there are a lot of days on this page that say planting on particular days will make your crops rot!