Sunday, May 22, 2011
Astrological Timing for Gardening By The Moon
Moon in Aries:
plant only garlic and onions.
Moon in Taurus:
plant potatoes or leafy vegetables.
Moon in Gemini:
weed and cultivate. Do not plant or transplant.
Moon in Cancer:
graft, transplant, sow, or force budding. This is a very productive sign.
Moon in Leo:
focus on ridding your garden of unwanted insects or weeds.
Moon in Virgo:
fairly barren. Don't do any extensive gardening during this sign other than basic maintenance.
Moon in Libra:
sow flowers, root crops, vines, and lettuce.
Moon in Scorpio:
excellent for promoting plant growth, so fertilize now.
Moon in Sagittarius:
productive for onions.
Moon in Capricorn:
plant tubers and root crops only.
Moon in Aquarius:
cultivate and turn the soil.
Moon in Pisces:
excellent for flora requiring good root growth.
plant leafy annuals with above-ground yields like broccoli, cauliflower, celery, spinach, and lettuce.
plant rounded flowers and plants like cantaloupe, eggplant, peas, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
sow bulbs, root crops, beets, garlic, carrots, and anything else that has an underground yield. Also, fruit bushes seem to do well when planted during this phase.
Turn the soil, weed, and eliminate pests. This is most effective when combined with the moon signs of Leo, Virgo, and Gemini. If you're harvesting during this moon phase, try to time it for the signs of Aquarius, Aries, Gemini, Leo, or Sagittarius.