Gardening by the phases of the moon is an age-old concept. Planting by lunar phase means gardening in harmony with the forces of nature which can dramatically affect seed germination rates as well as plant growth and vigor.
Moon phase affects the amount of gravitational pull on the earth’s bodies of water. The moisture in soil is also affected, being pulled toward the surface of the earth. Seeds absorb more water at the time of the full moon which encourages germination and growth. Knowing the phase of the moon can help you plan your seed starting, whether indoors, under lights, or outside in the garden.
April 24, 2017
(The next Full Moon is 2017-05-10)