Moon Garden Filler

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Moonflower or Ipomea alba, are the epitome of night-time wonders

I’ve been so busy in the garden, I haven’t had time to contemplate the events of the day. Summer has arrived, and weird(er) weather continues.

To help fill in the time here, I’m offering some information on Moon sign gardening, a method I’ve studied and used for many years. Here is it in a simple form:

Gardening with Moon Signs

You can find charts by googling moon garden

Moon in Aries barren & dry, not a favorable time for planting. It is good for cultivating, weeding and extermination of pests.

Moon in Taurus productive & moist, good to plant root crops, flower bulbs and leafy vegetables.

Moon in Gemini barren & dry, not a good time for planting, but favorable for cultivation. Favorable for getting rid of unwanted growth and pests.

Moon in Cancer very fruitful & moist, very productive to all planting. Flowers, above ground vegetables. Irrigate.

Moon in Leo barren & dry, least productive time to plant but best time for pest extermination and weeding.

Moon in Virgo barren & moist, not good for planting but good for cultivation, weeding and turning soil.

Moon in Libra semi-fruitful & moist, good time for planting flowers especially fragrant varieties. Plant grasses and grains.

Moon in Scorpio very fruitful & moist, productive time to plant above ground crops and flowers for abundance. Irrigate and prune.

Moon in Sagittarius barren & dry, plant grasses and grains, exterminate pests, weed and cultivate.

Moon in Capricorn productive & dry, a good time to plant root crops.

Moon in Aquarius barren & dry, not a good time for planting. Destroy noxious growth and pests.

Moon in Pisces very fruitful & moist, productive for all planting, transplanting and grafting, good time for root growth. Mow to stimulate growth. Irrigate, pick fruit.

Gardening with Moon Phases

Avoid planting on day of the New Moon and the days on which it changes Quarters.

First Quarter Plant above ground annual crops whose seeds are not contained within the fruits.

Second Quarter Plant above ground annual crops whose seeds are contained within the fruit or if seeds are the desired crop. Harvest grains for future use or seed.

Third Quarter Plant perennials, biennials, root crops and all bulbous flowering plants. Dig root crops for seed.

Fourth Quarter Destroy pests and unwanted growth/weeds and turn sod. Harvest all crops when the moon is growing old and they will keep longer and bruises will dry.

Here is a good (one of many) site that you can carry around on your device, for a quick reference:

Enjoy the summer garden. We’re just getting started…


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