Gardening by the Moon
to Take Advantage of the Waxing Moon
Sow your lawn during a waxing
moon, also plant wheat and grains.
Sow leafy vegetables and flowers;
they produce their yield above ground and donít rely on extensive
If you want flowers that are
beautiful and smell good, plant them in the first quarter of the
Raspberries, blackberries and
gooseberries should be planted in the second quarter of the waxing
If the area where you live is in
a drought, sow seeds when the moon is waxing, as close to the full
moon as possible.
Grafting should be done in the
first or second quarter of the waxing moon, also transplanting and
repotting of houseplants.
Water your plants during a full
Harvest grapes that you plan to
use in winemaking.
Gather herbs that you intend to
use for essential oils now; their oil content will be more
Water your compost heap.
to Take Advantage of the Waning Moon
Now is the time to sow crops that produce their yield below
ground. Root vegetables like beets, carrots and potatoes are among
Plant trees and saplings in the
third quarter of the waning moon, this will encourage a strong root
Kill weeds and thin out any
plants that you need to now. This is also a good time to prune.
Perennials should be divided in
the third or fourth quarter of a waning moon.
Fertilize with potassium at the
waning moon, this is when potassium absorption is at its peak.
Harvest all crops that will need
long term storage, like cabbage, potatoes and apples.
Fruit trees should always be
sprayed during the fourth quarter of a waning moon.
Harvest flowers and seeds now
that you plan to store until next year, dig herb roots, leaves and
bark that will be used for medicinal purposes as well.
All drying activities should be
done now, as well as spreading and turning compost.