planting with moon - literally?

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I apologize ahead of time for the dumb question. Newer to gardening, but love it. Does planting with the moon mean that literally? Like, go outside and plant after kids are in bed?

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Well You Don't Actually Have To

What it means is to plant according to the moon's age (new-quarter-full) and by the astrological sign it is passing through.

And yes, many people have success ... gotta weed 'n water tho' ;)

There is a good argument for weeding at night as there is less light for turned-over weed seeds to start germinating with.

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thanks

I appreciate you taking the time to answer :-)

YB
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Don't feel bad djc....

I use to think the same thing.
Planting by the moon phase means we get to plant while we can still see lol....

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On Some Summer Nights ...

... needing a reason to be outside might just be a relief!! So garden whenever you feel the need.

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Thanks again

I have tried some very beginner gardens the past couple years - would really like to improve and make the most of my efforts. Am going to pay attention to the moon this year and see what results.

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Good Luck, Have Fun!

:)

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To DJC sorry djc

If you are e relatively new gardener I wish you every good fortune. I have been gardening for more years than I wish to remember but still get a thrill from that first carrot of the new season or the sight of the first snowdrop flower. Mine have just started to flower. Growing plantsis a bit like raising a baby. If the baby is warm, comfortable and not hungry or thirsty it will sleep. Same with plants they will grow just like the baby and give you nothing but pleasure. cept that is if you grow grannys teeth, ask YB

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YB grannys teeth?

What does that mean?

YB
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Well djc...

for some reason, our friend from the UK calls Corn "Granny's teeth" to which I will ask Mr. Suss... WHERE DID THAT NAME COME FROM :P

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I see I got myself into

the middle of something here! Thanks again for the answers. I saw on another topic you talking about corn. I purchased stowells evergreen myself. Hope it goes better than last year. (planted something else last year) I have good success with berries, i grow lots...vegetable garden - not so much. Thus, the question about the moon phase - will try most anything :-)

YB
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Stowells isn't the sweetest corn around..

but it does have a very good flavor for heirloom sweet corn..

And don't worry about me and Sussex here. We just like to aggravate each other :D

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