Want a Great Garden? Use the Moon.


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“To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose, a time to be born, a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which was planted.” – Ecclesiastes 3

Planting with the moon cycle in mind is a cool way to really get in touch with Mother Nature and experience the energy, vibrations and wisdom with the cycles and rhythms of the earth. I feel like gardening this way has helped me become aware of my own cycles, rhythms and be in touch with my self and my emotions.

I have been gardening by the moon since I started gardening. I don’t always get it right. Sometimes life is so full and I am happy to just get the damn seeds/plants in the ground, regardless of where the heck the moon is at. I never say, “Oh man, I missed the proper moon window, I will just try again next season.”

But I always plant. Gardening is a crap shoot, no matter what you do, or how long you do it. There will always be failures and unexpected circumstances. So don’t let that hold you back. I view gardening as a huge experiment and I never have any preconceived expectations of how a crop is going to do (which is also a great skill to practice in other areas of your life).

I started out with this attitude because I had no idea what I was doing in the beginning and I wasn’t going to let my inexperience stop me from starting. And then I quickly realized that even the most experienced farmers can’t entirely predict what is going to happen. One year basil is just going to suck and there is nothing you did wrong!

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  1. THERESE HAAS says:

    Wow thank you for going through all the work of giving us a chart. And a very pretty one. Will come in very handy this year.

  2. It’s so funny you posted this. January is when I start planning my gardens and I thought about using the moon cycles to plant. I just wanted to ask if this is a 2013 calendar or something we can use every year? I know the moon cycles and the solar calendar we use don’t match up so I wanted to check. Thanks.

    • Yes, these are the dates that are specific to 2013. I mentioned the general guidelines in the post, but the dates are for 2013. And if you really get into this way of gardening, of the specific dates, say to plant above ground plants that month, there are peak dates that are the absolute best.

  3. Ooo, pinning this! I do have one question, have you ever planted asparagus before? We tried 2 summers ago, and then were told it took years to grow asparagus. I didn’t really know where to go from there, and couldn’t find any help on exactly how to care for the plants and get them to grow.
    I’m pretty excited for this years growing season to get here. We got a new house with a huge garden plot.

    • Yay! Thank you! I have not grown asparagus before, but you are correct it takes years before you can harvest asapargus. You are suppossed to pinch off buds the first several years so the roots can get established (this is also very common for small fruit trees and blueberries). Congrats on your new house and garden!!

  4. Thank you for this awesome chart! Where do I find the vegetables that correspond with the chart? I want to print this out for my Amish neighbor and can’t find the list of veggies.
    THANKS!!

    • The list of veggies is in the post. I didn’t add them to the calendar, because every micro climent is very different. The veggies listed in the post will give you a general idea of what to plant though.

  5. This is too cool! Thanks for posting! Have you ever heard of potty training to the moon cycles? I know Penelope is already potty trained, but I’m getting ready to start potty training my daughter. An older pediatrician I knew swore by it but I’m not sure how you read the moon phases to find out which one is good. Just curious….

    • OMG that sounds so interesting and something I would love to learn about!!! Do you have a good book or article that I can read for more info? Thanks so much!!!

  6. What do you mean by seed beds?

  7. Is the chart different every year?

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