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Moon Phases: How To Garden With The Help Of The Moon In 3 Steps

The Moon’s influence on different natural elements is real, just look at the influence it has on the tides and you'll see how powerful the Moon is. To get the lovely garden you've always dreamed of, nothing’s more efficient than planning your gardening schedule in accordance with the Moon’s phases. Our experts reveal how you can get a gorgeous garden by following the Moon phases' calendar.

Gardening with the help of the Moon means gardening with nature, not against it. This means you’ll be using less chemical products and opting for more natural techniques to use in the garden. Our grandparents always had the most beautiful gardens without all the chemicals and this was thanks to the Moon! You too can have a beautiful, organic, environmentally-friendly and effective garden when you follow the Moon’s phases

Follow the Moon's phases for the garden of your dreams

Want to achieve the beautiful garden you have always dreamed of? With our help your garden will make all your neighbors jealous. In order to get the gorgeous garden you so badly want, you must follow the Moon's phases with the help of our Moon phases' calendar.

1. Moon position: Is it rising or waning?

Choose an observation point and fix your attention on a landmark in order to observe the Moon each evening. You’ll notice quickly how to spot if the Moon is ascending or descending in the sky.

  • Rising Moon: The plants’ sap increases, and this is the ideal period for priming your plants because they’re more resistant. The Rising Moon is the best time to sow seeds, harvest vegetables, or graft anymore plants.
  • Waning Moon: Sap decreases during the Waning Moon, and this time is beneficial for everything that lives underneath the ground. The Waning Moon is is the right time to fertilize your plants and to plant or prune any trees.

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2. Garden with the Moon’s position

There are 4 types of days that work with the Moon’s position. 

Root Days

These days correspond to the moment when the Moon passes through Taurus’, Virgo’s and Capricorn’s constellations (these are all “earth” signs). The Moon acts upon the roots of the plants, so this is the perfect time to sow, plant, and harvest any root vegetables, like carrots.

Flower Days

The days correspond to the time where the moon is passing through Gemini’s, Libra’s, and Aquarius’ constellations (the “air” signs). This Moon phase influences the vegetables and plants that have flowers, like artichokes, cauliflowers, and other floral shrubs. This is the perfect time to plant, sow seeds, and repot.

Fruit and Seed Days

These days are linked to the time when the Moon passes through Aries’, Leo’s, and Sagittarius’ constellations (the “fire” elements). This Moon phase encourages the growth of fruit and seeds right now, so this is the right time to plant, sow, graft, and pick!

Leaf Days

Last, but not least, these days are when the Moon is passing through Cancer’s, Scorpio’s, and Pisces’ constellations (“water” elements). The Moon affects the roots and leaves of the vegetables, so this is the right time to prune, mow, or transplant anything.

3. “Harmful” days for gardening

There are certain days in which the garden should be left untouched however, these days are:

  • New Moons: The Moon’s and the Earth’s orbit are intersecting
  • Lunar Apogee: The Moon is at its farthest point away from the Earth.
  • Lunar Perigee: The Moon is at its closest point to Earth.

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