Saurabh Shete, Ganesh Taware, Shrikrishna Baokar, Santosh Undare
Saurabh Shete1, Ganesh Taware2, Shrikrishna Baokar1*, Santosh Undare3.
1Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, SVPM’S College of Pharmacy, Malegaon(Bk), Tal- Baramati, Dist- Pune, Maharashtra 413115.
2Department of Pharmaceutics, SVPM’S College of Pharmacy, Malegaon(Bk), Tal- Baramati, Dist- Pune, Maharashtra 413115.
3PG Department of Chemistry, Balbhim Arts, Science and Commerce College, Beed, Maharashtra 431122.
Volume - 9,
Issue - 1,
Year - 2019
Moon phase gardening is an idea as old as agriculture, popular in folklore and superstition, but there are scientific ideas to back it up. The Earth is in a large gravitational field, influenced by both the sun and moon. The tides are highest at the time of the new and the full moon, when sun and moon are lined up with earth. Just as the moon pulls the tides in the oceans, it also pulls upon the subtle bodies of water, causing moisture to rise in the earth, which encourages growth. The highest amount of moisture is in the soil at this time, and tests have proven that seeds will absorb the most water at the time of the full moon. Planting by the phases of the moon will keep in rhythm with the alternating gravitational pull. Moon phase gardening considers four phases or quarters lasting about seven days each. The first two quarters are during the waxing or increasing light, from the new moon and growing up to the full moon. The cycles of the moon have influenced gardeners from diverse cultures over many centuries. While science may not fully understand why planting by the moon works, anecdotal evidence suggests that it does. Permaculture co-originator David Holmgren’s writes “good design depends on a free and harmonious relationship to nature and people, in which careful observation and thoughtful interaction provide the design inspiration, repertoire and patterns.” Observing the cycles of the moon and the way that it affects both people and plants can help to determine when to plant in order to improve our health and yield from our garden activities.
Cite this article:
Saurabh Shete, Ganesh Taware, Shrikrishna Baokar, Santosh Undare. Lunar Planting: the best Lunar Phase and Sign for Increased Vigor. doi: 10.5958/2231-3915.2019.00004.X