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Gardening with the moon, yes, but how?
Gardeners have always been fascinated by the effects of the moon on their plants.
Vigor, dynamism, good hold: the fruits, flowers and vegetables are much more beautiful according to the different lunar phases.
So how can one hope to know how to use the effects of such a distant star?
What can we expect on full moon days? Return of impressions gleaned from the gardeners of the moon.
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Gardening in a waxing moon or a waning moon?
The phenomenon of waxing moon or the waning moon is the easiest to understand and use in the garden. Favorable to harvests, the waxing moon corresponds to the period defined between the new moon and the full moon, a period which lasts about fifteen days.
We easily recognize the waxing moon, she draws a C upside down. During this period, plants are more resistant to disease. For the gardener, there is euphoria: he can prune his plants and pick fruits and flowers which will behave better afterwards. The fruit will ripen longer and cut flowers in a waxing moon will hold better in a vase.
To define what a waning moon it suffices to observe the luminous surface of the star. If you can see a C there, it is the last quarter of the moon. At this precise moment the sap of the plants rushes towards the branches, it is the ideal moment for the soil fertilization. More tired, the crops at this time produce tastier fruits with a more refined smell.
The bad gardening days and the "flower" days
Every moon-minded gardener knows there are days to avoid for gardening, we call them harmful. It is in fact a rest left to the earth.
During 4 days each month the moon has no effect, it can even turn out to be bad: these are 4 particular days during which the Earth and the moon are closest or the furthest apart, or when the orbit of the earth intersects that of the moon. Just let your garden sit these days.
About the full moon, you don't have to expect too much. You can more favorably plant your root vegetables on this day (turnips, radish, carrots….) but that's all. Your crops will also be tastier, but you don't have to believe in a miracle, you won't see your tomatoes double in size!
The flower days are the days when it is best to plant flowers. You can plant your bulbs, repot new plants etc ... Root, leaf or fruit and flower days punctuate the entire month.
You can know when to start your organic vegetable garden by means of a lunar calendar that will help you navigate this long moon cycle!
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Example: gardening work with the moon in March
The first two days of March will be in the waning moon, you can plant in the ground somegarlic andshallot, onions, potatoes in tubers that already benefit from a germ, and Jerusalem artichokes that you will be able to harvest next November!
From March 10 you can start sowing indoors artichokes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kohlrabi.
From March 22-23 you can start sowing your aromatic plants type parsley or basil.
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