As a country girl raised on a small farm my grandmother had two bibles one for her spirtuality and one for her garden. It was known as the Farmer’s Almanac. We even had calenders showing all the phases of the moon with tips from cutting your hair to planting seeds. I grew up with a true and tried tradition in least in my experience. I continue the process today we strengths and weaknesses.
The information provided is based upon the lunar cycles of the moon and the phases of the zodiacs. Lets begin with a definition. Lunar origins is Latin for Luna which means resembling the moon. In the Bible Luna is female gender while Hebrew name means dweller. The moon represents birth, death, intuition, reincarnation, spirituality , and wisdom. The moon powers are change, creativity, femininity, and fluidity.
According to my faint memory and the Farmer’s Almamac these are the zodiac signs and moon phases care tips for gardening.
Lunar Zodiac Signs & Gardening
I have always been intrigued with the moon because of its magic or spirtual powers it has been the source of many prose and poetry. As a gardener especially in the last decade Ive been an avid seed collecter. My grandmother always told me waste not want not and of course that’s the best advice for a gardener. Gardening is about investing and reinventing. Therefore collecting seeds is a no brainer.
The best time for planting seeds is between a New Moon and a Full Moon when the Moon is in Gemini primarily mid May till early June. This will yield the best produce.
As an herbalist I love having herbs in the garden so plant your herbs if not from seeds under the astrological sign of Libra. Now while your seedlings and saplings are emerging and growing dont forget weeding . Weeding is best done in the barren signs of Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius and Aquarius. Use these zodiacs signs for weeding between the last quarter and a new moon.
It’s easy planting flowers between the New Moon and Full Moon when the Moon is in Pisces. Pisces is the the twelfth astrological sign of the zodiac. It is thought of currently we are i the Age of Pisces while others blelieve we are in the Age of Aquarius. Pisces helps ushering Spring. Therefore, this is a great time for planting flowers. Well someone may say what about planting trees . The appropriate time for tree planing is when the moon is in Capricorn. Capricorn is the tenth zodiac sign and it’s an earth sign which also is considered one of the cardinal signs because of its representation marking a temperate season. Therefore, planting trees during this time before new leaves emerge is best.
Now everything in the garden is growing and blooming. You’ve been weeding but, what about the pesky critters munching on your hard work? I always say a pest has a predator. There are beneficial bugs which are helpful maintaing a beautiful garden. But, if you are looking for a astrological sign or moon controlling pests is best done in the first quarter and full moon while the moon is in Virgo. This will help limit the frequency of visitatons.
Your garden is beautiful and a big hit. Your next question is when can you harvest? I’m ask this question all the time . Harvesting green leafy vegetables are best between first quarter and a full moon when the moon is in Pisces. I harvest, as soon as kale, collards, shards, mustards are leafy and abundant. This helps with continued growth and limit pests muching down unless you like for your greens to flower for pollinators. Be prepared for aphids, white flies , wasps and maybe a few assassin bugs. As, I mentioned earlier Pisces helps ushering Spring into her season while making room for harvesting the old. .
I hope you enjoyed the Life of Eve Lunar Garden Tips.