Best Days to Plant Root Crops

Biodynamic Gardening Report 13—August 15-21, 2014

JRJO_HeirloomVeg_AugustShort and sweet report this week about the best days to plant root crops and to transplant plants of all sorts: non-fruiting plants, fruiting plants, and root crops alike.

Biodynamic gardening principles—some of the most ancient agricultural practices on the planet—require the farmer’s attention to moon phases and constellations to pursue the most effective gardening and farming practices on any given day in the month. San Luis Obispo County farmer Ralph Johnson of Jrjohnson Biodynamic Farms provides insight into how the moon’s phases affect gardening success.

  • A quick report this week with good news for planting: we’re enjoying good days Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for planting root crops and transplanting plants of all kinds.
  • Focus on garden maintenance and working ground Monday and Tuesday.
  • As we enter into the fourth quarter of the moon, it’s important to not start any seeds during this last quarter of the moon although Wednesday and Thursday are good for transplanting plants of all sorts, with the moon in Cancer.


—music: “Badfish” by Sublime

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