Moon Phase Planting Experiment, wanna join me?
Hi Folks, as many of you may have noticed there have been several questions on the forums about "planting by the moon". Like "Has anybody done this?" or "Does it really make a difference?" etc.
So, this year I'm running a little test to see if there really is any difference when one plants by the phases of the moon? From what I've read on this topic, the main thrust of the "theory" is to plant seed for above ground harvests (like lettuce) right after the New Moon, and to plant seed for Root harvests (like radishes) right after the Full Moon.
This is what I have planned, a short and sweet experiment which really doesn't throw off my usual plantings at all.
This week, on Mar 15th (1 day after New Moon) I will plant 1/2 of my lettuce & radish seeds. Then 2 weeks later on Mar29th (1 day after Full Moon) I'll plant the other 1/2 of my lettuce & radish seeds.
Pretty simple (the way I like it ;o). It'll be the same general timing that I usually plant these seeds anyway so I have nothing to lose by doing these plantings to coincide with the prescribed moon phase plantings. I fiqure that both the lettuce & radishes will be well established by May and any noticable differences should be obvious by then. In the end, I'll compare the leaves of the lettuce and the roots of the radishes of each moon phase planting.
Would anyone else out there in gardening land like to commit some seed to this experiment in their own garden? Doesn't have to be lettuce/radishes. Any 2 of your preferred Fruiting and Rooting veggies would do just fine. I'm keeping it simple not to include indoor seed starting and just want to involve direct in-ground seeds. If you have a colder climate you could wait until the New/Full moon phases occur in April or May.
I will get my ball rolling this Friday, the 15th, then it's off to the races. May the best Phase win! vgkg