Planting crops based on the lunar cycle is a practice known as lunar gardening, which has been used by farmers and gardeners for centuries. The idea is that the cycles of the moon can influence plant growth and development, and by planting crops according to the lunar calendar, it is possible to improve the quality and quantity of the harvest.
Proponents of lunar gardening claim:
Improved germination: Some gardeners believe that planting seeds during the new moon or waxing moon phase (when the moon is getting bigger) can result in faster and more successful germination. Increased yield: According to lunar gardening theory, planting crops during the waxing moon phase can also result in higher yields and better quality crops. Better root development: Planting during the waning moon phase (when the moon is getting smaller) is believed to promote root growth, which can lead to stronger, healthier plants. Reduced pest damage: Some gardeners believe that planting during certain moon phases can help deter pests and reduce the risk of crop damage.
Many gardeners enjoy experimenting with lunar gardening as a way to connect with the natural rhythms of the earth and to try new techniques for growing healthy, abundant crops.