Planting by the moon

I have read that planting leafy vegetables at the new moon increases their productivity, but I never tried it until Monday, which was the new moon this month. I prepared about 100 little peat pots and planted lettuce, bok choi, tatsoi, cucumbers, cauliflower, broccoli, marigolds… By Thursday, I had the
first baby seedlings.

And today they’re looking even better:

And the garden itself, after massive cleanup and mulching is ready for them!

Without thinking, I panted some onions and carrots, too. If I can remember to plant more in the waning moon, I can compare their growth. But that might be more than I can do.

Moon phases are part of biodynamic farming, based on some Rudolf Steiner concepts. Sounds pretty woo woo, but you can’;t argue with these seedlings.

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