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PLANTING BY THE MOON:

OCTOBER 5TH - 1ST QUARTER
OCTOBER 12TH - FULL MOON
OCTOBER 21ST - LAST QUARTER
OCTOBER 28TH NEW MOON

Those who swear by this ancient growing method say the water in both the ground and in plants are affected by the gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon, just like ocean tides are. Just as the tides are highest during the New and Full phases of the Moon, this theory holds, seeds, too, will absorb the most water during these times.

Aboveground Crops
All aboveground crops should be planted when the Moon is waxing. During the New Moon is the best time to sow or transplant leafy annuals such as lettuce, spinach, cabbage, and celery, while the First Quarter phase is good for annual fruits and foods with external seeds, such as tomatoes, pumpkins, broccoli and beans.

Below-ground (Root) Crops
Root crops do best when the Moon is waning. When the Moon is just past Full, it’s a good time to sow or plant root crops and fruit trees like apples, potatoes, beets, turnips, asparagus, and rhubarb. During the Last Quarter phase, it’s best to avoid planting at all. Work instead on improving soil, weeding, mulching, composting, etc.


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