Sexytime in the Garden with Scorpio & Full Moon

Biodynamic Gardening Report 50—May 1-6, 2015

haha: This weekend’s “World Naked Gardening Day” coincides with the full moon passing through the fertile, productive sign of Scorpio. No matter what you’re wearing, it’s a great weekend for planting a range of crops to take full advantage of lunar energies and a willing earth. Pay attention to the relative perkiness of your plants over this weekend—they’re at their best during this powerful time in the garden.

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The moon begins the week in Libra. It’s an air sign which is moist and semi-fruitful: a good time to plant fragrant flowers and herbs.

For the next three days, the moon is in Scorpio. It’s a water sign which is moist and very fruitful. This being the second quarter, it is especially good for fruiting crops. It’s also great for leafy greens and root crops.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the moon is in Sagittarius. It’s a fire sign which is dry and barren. No planting on these days unless you want to rot seeds.

We end the week with the moon in Capricorn. It is an earth sign which is dry and productive. This is a good day to plant root crops.

—Ralph Johnson

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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—music: “in THE crowd” by The Years

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