Learn How to Garden by the Moon's Phases
Tried & true method. Going by the phases of the moon has helped out immensely. Before this method I was questioning my green thumb.
According to one tradition, gardeners would plant the seeds of flowers during the “Blooming Days,” when the Moon was in Virgo. Even though Virgo is a barren sign, and is not good for planting in general (especially food crops), planting flowers, as well as vines, during this time may help to promote healthy growth and flowering of these types of plants. Medicinal plants also are said to do well when planted when the Moon is in Virgo.
Semi-unrelated but then again; may help support moon+gardening concept even more for those less inclined to trust age-old wisdom for the sheer fact it seems bogus and/or based off of things under the category of, “non-real-scientificy stuff” 😂: but there is in fact even best days per the moon phases for laying gravel in a driveway in order to ensure it stays put! The moon 🌙 looks like a crescent horseshoe in the sky for this particular phase (I’m unsure of which it is specifically) but at any rate…tested more than once in more than one area of Va and - holds true. Thanks!
*as in the crescent 🌙 shape is basically like a smiling Cheshire Cat - two ends are pointing upwards and the bow of the moon is downwards.
I'm new to gardening but have become a devotee of fruit and vegetable growing using only organic methods. I have not yet tried planting by the moon but have noticed some seeds sown just do not germinate. This does not seem to me to be a soil quality or watering issue. So this coming spring (in the Northern hemisphere) I intend the same experiment described by @Todd. As the saying goes, the proof of the pudding ....
Our family has been planting, harvesting, and growing food using the Moon's sign and phase for decades. Just to "make sure" we have duplicated experiments with testing germination, transplanting, and direct seeding in the garden on wrong dates, and wouldn't you know it? Yep, the experiments proved that following the wisdom of Moon gardening works~~~~ every time.
I come from a farming background and my people used the almanac moon phases fir all asoects of grain oroduction and anomal husbandry. I use it in my city garden and my success achieved using the moon ohases has far outweighed my results when I didnt follow it. Vast difference! If you want to get rid of weeds, do ut in Leo, they will not come back!
Planting by the phases of the moon is so in tunning and in timing with the natural laws of nature. It's easy to see how God's hand is in the midst of Everything!