Transplanting by the Moon
Transplanting by the moon is a great way to ensure the success
of your new plants. Transplanting your flower and vegetable plants by
the Moon helps prevent transplant shock. Lunar planting promotes leaf
growth when the moonlight increases and root growth when moonlight
decreases and the Moon's gravitational pull of the soil's water
Transplant your plants (or bulbs) within 7 days of the Full
Moon (see below or the organic
gardening calendar). During this time, the moonlight is
decreasing, and the lunar gravitational pull is increasing. After the
next 21 days the plants' root systems are strong enough to support
increased leaf growth.
Reminder: This is also a good
time to plant long
germinating seeds that take 14 days to germinate.
Transplanting Young Plants
Full Moon Last Quarter
Transplant during this time
View the organic
gardening calendar to plan your next transplanting.