I always planted with my grandmother like this but never had the scientific logic behind it. Great post!
Sound like hocus pocus? Well, it isn’t. Just as the moon pulls the tides in the oceans, it also pulls the water in soil causing moisture to rise in the earth. This gravitational pull on water encourages germination and growth. Tests have proved that seeds will absorb the most water at the time of the full moon.
Gardening by Lunar Phases
Gardening by the phases of the moon is a technique that can speed the germination of your seeds by working with the forces of nature. Plants respond to the same gravitational pull of tides, which stimulates root and leaf growth. Seeds sprout more quickly, plants grow more vigorously and at an optimum rate, harvests are larger and they don’t go to seed as fast. This method has been practiced by many for hundreds of years, and is a perfect compliment to organic gardening because it is more effective in…
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