In ancient times when man had not quite got round to inventing the wristwatch, the most reliable source of telling the time was the sun, moon, and stars. There seems to be several opinions of who came up with the moon planting calendar first. Was it the Egyptians or the Babylonians? It is more than likely that each and every farmer had a planting calendar based on the moon phases, and there would be different variations depending on the geographical location.
It was noticed that different plants grow better when they are planted during different phases of the moon. Each of these phases imparts an influence on the way vegetation grows on the planet through the rising and falling of the moisture in the ground and in the plants.
Read more about planting by the moon HERE over at The Gardener's Calendar.
|Graphic by MahlathiniOrganics.com|
The above calendar is located HERE over at Mahlathini Organics, who also happens to offer certified organic, open-pollinated seeds.