Planting with the Moon

February 3, 2011 at 9:05 am 1 comment

Many cultures in the world follow the cycles of the moon as closely as the cycles of the son.  Each lunar month is 29 or 30 days and starts on the new moon.  Many people believe that there are benefits to planting in time with the  moon.  Planting with the waxing (growing) moon will bring the greatest results.  To do this simply plant on or shortly after the new moon, so your seedlings can have the maximum lunar power during their most difficult time, germination.  The upcoming new moons will be on February 3rd (Chinese New Year), March 4th, April 3rd, May 3rd, and June 2nd

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Winter Planting Planting Tomatoes

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  • 1. Planting Tomatoes « Beach Flats Community Garden  |  February 3, 2011 at 9:31 am

    […] Starting tomatoes from seed can seem daunting, but is a manageable task for any gardener.  The seeds like to be warm during germination.  You can start your seeds as early as February if you have a greenhouse or warm indoor space with good sun.  Take a small container (approx. 2 cups) with holes in the bottom and partially fill it with dirt, pack it down a little with your hand and place a seed in the center.  Cover with 1.5  inches of soil and pack the soil down firmly.  Place the cup in a container that will catch the runoff water.  Water the cup with enough water to saturate all the soil in the cup.  Let the excess water run out of the cup; you do not want standing water in the cup.  keep the soils moist but not soaked for about 2 weeks until germination.  For best results plant on or near the new moon. […]

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