Power Gardening with the Moon in Scorpio all Weekend
Biodynamic Gardening Report 54—May 29-June 4, 2015
Know any biodynamic skeptics who want proof that this whole system works? Encourage them to pay special attention to how their plants grow this weekend while the moon moves through Scorpio. Farmer Ralph Johnson feels that this sign is the most powerful for healthy plant growth, even more potent than Cancer. How does he know this? He’s spent 30+ years planting by the moon and paying close attention to the whole ecosystem, from soils to insects to plants. Go Scorpio!
The week begins with the moon in its last of 3 days in Libra. It’s an air sign which is moist and semi fruitful, a good time to plant fragrant flowers and herbs.
On the last two days of the month, the moon will be in Scorpio. It’s a water sign which is moist and very fruitful. Because the moon is in the second quarter, this is especially good for fruiting crops. It’s also great for leafy greens and root crops.
On Monday and Tuesday the moon will be in Sagittarius. It’s s fire sign which is dry and barren: no planting on these days unless you want to rot seeds.
On the last two days of the week, the moon will be in Capricorn. It is an earth sign which is dry and productive. This is a good days to plant root crops.
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.
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