Planting Seeds by the Moon

Planting seeds by the Moon will increase the speed and success rate of germination. Using the Moon's gravitational pull of the soil's water will help seeds absorb more water for bursting their seed coats.

Let's breakdown seeds into three groups: Short Germination, Long Germination, and Extra-long Germination.

Germination Group

 

Length to germination

Short Germination (SG)

 

1 -7 days

Long Germination (LG)

 

8 - 21 days

Extra-long Germination (ELG)

 

22 - 28 days

SG and ELG seeds are planted on or within 7 days of the New Moon (see below or the organic gardening calendar).  During this stage when the lunar gravitational pull is at its highest the SG seeds absorb water and the seed coat bursts quickly. The ELG seeds begin absorbing water and humic acid during this time and will begin germinating during the next New Moon (approximately a month away).

LG Seeds are planted on or within 7 days of the Full Moon. During this time, the moonlight is decreasing, and the lunar gravitational pull is increasing. This time prepares the LG seeds for germination during the next New Moon phase.

Short and Extra-long Germinating Seeds

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New Moon                                                               First Quarter
Planting seeds by the Moon right arrow Plant SG and ELG seeds during this time Planting seeds by the Moon left arrow

 

Long Germinating Seeds

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Full Moon                                                                 Last Quarter
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View the organic gardening calendar to plan your next seed planting.



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