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After the kids are bed my husband and I relax with a cup of tea and often watch a movie or documentary. Tonight it was a documentary series called DocZone, episode “Fly Me to the Moon”. It talked about “Lunar Gardening” and that right there peaked my interest. Lunar gardening is one of the oldest method of gardening that dictates what you plant in relation to the phase of the moon. During the New Moon you plant your root vegetables such as potatoes and carrots, while fruit, flowers and above ground vegetables are to be planted in the next quarter. All of this is to do with the gravitational pull from the moon and apparently speeds germination. It is during the full moon that you would do your harvesting, we have all heard of Harvest Moon. Harvest moon is the full moon closest to the Autumn Equinox. According to avid Lunar Gardeners if you follow the moon phases you should never need to water or fertilize your crop. This sounds like an intriguing idea and I think garners an experiment in our garden this summer. Stay tuned and we will let you know how our garden harvest goes in the coming year, who knows maybe this is the answer the the summer gardening water woes.
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