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lssfishhunter
Jonesville, SC
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2012
5:17 PM

Post #9085291

I know there is a forum devoted to this but...

I try my best to plant during the Cancer sign whenever possible. However, I am very interested in hearing the 'old timey ways' of planting. Someone told me that things like watermelon, cantaloupe, etc. likes to be planted in the Ram sign. Anyone here know of anymore signs the gardeners of old used? Maybe some of you still practice these things with good results. I never plant unless it is a favorable sign because I believe there is something to it. Thoughts??????? Thanks.
WeeNel
Ayrshire Scotland
United Kingdom

April 18, 2012
2:31 PM

Post #9087907

Cant help you with this method of gardening but, I know here in UK there is still a lot of folks young and old who plant be the position of the moon and where some planets are in the sky. there are books on this subject in book stores in US as Ive glances them while on visits (I just go by the weather, temp, light etc so not what your looking for) also have a look in your local library for any gardening books on this subject. good luck. WeeNel.

drthor

drthor
Irving, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2012
2:39 PM

Post #9087913

I follow the Maria Thun biodiyamic calendar, based on the Zodiac sign and moon influences.
It is very easy to follow and it works.
Here: http://www.amazon.com/Biodynamic-Sowing-Planting-Calendar-2012/dp/0863158226/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334785161&sr=8-1

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

April 18, 2012
4:02 PM

Post #9088011

I also use Maria Thun's biodynamic calendar.

We have a Gardening by the Moon Forum here on DG
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/lunarmania/all/
Easybake
Arlington, TX

April 18, 2012
5:12 PM

Post #9088084

I once had a farmer tell me

Once the dirt doesn't freeze for 4 days its time to plant.


drthor

drthor
Irving, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 19, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #9088637

so funny ...
by the way darius, do you think Maria's calendar is working for you?

It is working extremely good for me and my friend K, ... but maybe it is all in my head !

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

April 19, 2012
6:20 AM

Post #9088639

When I lived in Tennessee I planted by the moon, but didn't find the results to be any different than planting by my own instincts. I only did it then because I shared a garden space (actually a huge field) with two other families and they seemed to think it worked.

I don't do it now.

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

April 19, 2012
7:05 AM

Post #9088694

I'm having the best success this year, using her calendar for sowing AND transplanting, that I've ever had.

Honeybee, I've planted JUST by the moon for several years, with only so-so results. The biodynamic calendar, based on the signs the moon passes through, is quite different, and has no correlation to the moon rising nor descending.

Thun does consider the moon rising and descending through the signs, BUT that often may be considered rising through the constellations at a time when we normally think the moon is descending (by the amount of visual light we see from the moon).

drthor

drthor
Irving, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 19, 2012
9:10 AM

Post #9088845

That's great.
You are much educated than me on this matter darius.
I did read the little book at the beginning, now I just follow the color dates in the calendar ... so much fun and great harvests !

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

April 19, 2012
9:17 AM

Post #9088850

drthor, every time I read in the little booklet, I learn more. Some really great information is quite easily overlooked because it seems like an obscure comment at the time. I STILL don't readily understand the maps in the back of the book, those that deal with how the moon moves relative to the constellations, but sooner or later it is bound to sink in!
synsfun
Lake Charles, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2012
2:46 AM

Post #9095463

i once planted near a stop sign, and the plant never grew.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

April 25, 2012
8:20 AM

Post #9097167

synsfun - it was probably so confused by the sign it decided to do nothing. LOL
synsfun
Lake Charles, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2012
4:02 AM

Post #9099618

maybe i should have planted near a 'Yield' sign. then i would have a good harvest.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2012
11:25 AM

Post #9100084

synsfun - hmmm... perhaps I'll try a "Yield" sign in the squash patch. They do tend to climb all over each other!

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