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Gardening by the Moon: January 2013, Moon Gardening Calendar

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cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

December 29, 2012
3:19 PM

Post #9370068

As usual, the Calendar I always put first in the thread is the Farmer's Almanac because some people follows it, then I continue with the one I use, the Biodynamic system.

One of the element in Biodynamic, is the planting calendar, which has to do with the cosmic timing of activities in the garden, much of the timing for work to be carried out according to the biodynamic system is to do with the movement of the moon through the Zodiac.


Farmers' Almanac January 2013

1st-3rd A Barren Time. Best For Killing Weeds, Briars, Poison Ivy, And Other Plant Pests. Clear Woodlots And Fencerows.

4th-5th Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops. Fine For Sowing Grains, Hay, And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers.

6th-7th Plant Carrots, Turnips, Onions, Beets, Irish Potatoes, And Other Root Crops In The South. Lettuce, Cabbage, Collards And Other Leafy Vegetables Will Do Well. Start Seedbeds. Good Days For Transplanting.

8th-9th Seeds Planted Now Will Grow Poorly And Yield Little.

10th-11th Favorable Planting Days: First Day Good For Planting Root Crops. Second Day Good For Aboveground Crops Such As Sweet Corn, Beans, And Peppers.

12th-13th Good Time To Kill Plant Pests Or Do Plowing. Poor For Planting.

14th-16th Fine For Planting Any Aboveground Crop Where The Climate Permits. Extra Good For Peppers, Tomatoes, Peas, And Other Vine Crops.

17th-18th Barren Days. Do No Planting.

19th-21stFine For Planting Beans, Peppers, Cucumbers, Melons, And Other Aboveground Crop Where Climate Is Suitable.

22nd-23rdPoor Days For Planting. Seeds Tend To Rot In Ground.

24th-26th Favorable Planting Days: First Two Days Are Best For Planting Aboveground Crops. Especially Good For Peas, Beans, Cucumber, And Squash. Last Day Is A Most Fruitful Time To Plant Beets, Carrots, Onions, And Other Hardy Root Crops. Also Good For Transplanting.

27th-30th A Barren Time. Best For Killing Weeds, Briars, Poison Ivy, And Other Plant Pests. Clear Woodlots And Fencerows.

31st Favorable Day For Planting Root Crops. Fine For Sowing Grains, Hay, And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers.




Biodynamic Moon Zodiac Calendar

January 1st. 2013

Leaf day
Sign Cancer
Moon Waning gibbous

Synodic:
Sow root vegetables, berries, bulbs, onions, biennials, and perennials.

Biodynamic:
Moon in Cancer: Water sign. Sow Leaf plants. Do not sow Fruit plants., 

Sidereal:
Moon in Leo: Dry and barren. Garden maintenance.



January 2 - 3

Fruit day
Sign Leo
Moon Waning gibbous

Synodic:
Sow root vegetables, berries, bulbs, onions, biennials, and perennials.

Biodynamic:
Moon in Leo: Fire sign. Sow Fruit plants. Do not sow Leaf plants.

Sidereal:
Moon in Leo: Dry and barren. Garden maintenance.
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 2, 2013
3:20 PM

Post #9373430

January 4 - 5

Root day
Sign Virgo
Moon Last quarter

Synodic:
Garden maintenance period. Weeding and harvest. Compost heap renewal or maintenance..

Biodynamic:
Moon in Virgo: Earth sign. Sow Root plants: potatoes … Do not sow Flower plants.

Sidereal:
Moon in Virgo: Dry and barren. Garden maintenance.
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 2, 2013
3:21 PM

Post #9373431

Roots days 

Roots days are associated with Earth signs (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo), the energy of the Moon is focused into the roots of the plant. Planting now you will get strong, hardy well-anchored plants. 

Root vegetables are divided into : Tap Roots, Tuberous Roots, Corms, Rhizomes, Tubers, and bulbs.

Tubers differ from other roots in that they are swollen underground stems, capable of producing new plants and storing energy for the parent plant. If the parent plant dies, the underground tubers can create new plants. Other roots can take nutrients from the ground, but cannot store energy or use it for reproduction. So while every tuber is a root vegetable, not all roots are tubers.

Tubers = Potato, sunchoke, yam

Tap Roots = beet, carrot, cassava, jicama, parsnip, radish, rutabaga, salsifi, sugarbeet, turnip. Horseradish is a tap root mainly use as condiment.

Tuberous Roots = Sweet potato, yucca.

Corms = Celeriac, eddo, taro, water chestnut.

Rhizomes = Arrowroot, galangal, ginger, ginseng, lotus root, turmeric.

Bulbs = garlic, onion, spring onions ((also known as scallion, salad onion, onion stick, green shallot, or green onion in many countries), shallot, leeks, chives...
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

January 2, 2013
9:27 PM

Post #9373771

Sorry, I have not been on the computer lately. I have been ill and I have just come home from the hospital. (I may have to go back in, but I sure do not want to at all!!!) Any prayers are welcome, thanks!

Evelyn
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 3, 2013
2:28 PM

Post #9374441

Evelyn of course you will get better, and you and your family will be in my prayers.

cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 3, 2013
2:38 PM

Post #9374455

January 6 - 7

Flower day
Sign Libra
Moon Waning crescent

Synodic:
Garden maintenance period. Weeding and harvest. Compost heap renewal or maintenance..

Biodynamic:
Moon in Libra: Air sign. Sow Flower plants. Do not sow Root plants.

Sidereal:
Moon in Virgo: Dry and barren. Garden maintenance.
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 5, 2013
1:57 PM

Post #9376351

Flower Days

Air signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius = Flowering Plants
Plant now, if you want fragrance, beauty, and a long flowering time under these signs. All flower plants, flowering trees and flowering vines and shrubs, the Moon's influence is channeled into the blossom growth.

Use flower days for planting / cultivating Broccoli, Cauliflowers ( although these will do better in a Water sign). Globe Artichokes, bulbs and flowers, flowering herbs (eg Angelica, Borage, Camomile, Lavander, Wormwood.), flowering hedges, flowering trees (eg Lilac), also if you want flowering bulbs and corms ...
Elderflower and all Flowering Plants.
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 5, 2013
2:01 PM

Post #9376356

January 8 - 9

Leaf day
Sign Scorpio
Moon Waning crescent

Synodic:
Garden maintenance period. Weeding and harvest. Compost heap renewal or maintenance..

Biodynamic:
Moon in Scorpio: Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants: Cabbages, Celeriac, Lettuce. Do not
sow Fruit plants.

Sidereal:
Moon in Scorpio: Water sign influences positively planting, germination and strong sturdy growth will result.
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 6, 2013
3:21 PM

Post #9377473

LEAF are associated with the water constellations (Pisces, Scorpio, Cancer).
When you plant in a Water sign, the Moon's influence / energy is channeled into the leaves. This are considered to be the most productive signs, even more so than Earth signs.

Choose leaf days for salads, leaf herbs (sage, sorrel, mint,basil, thyme), Asparagus, Basil, Bay, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbages, Celeriac, Celery, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Coriander, Cress, Cornsalad or Mâche, Dill, Endive, Kale, Florence Fennel, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard, Parsley, Rhubarb, Spinach, Swiss Chard, also can be planted on Leaf days cauliflower and leeks, as well as grass or non flowering hedges

These Oriental and Chinese Leaf vegetables are more resistant to cold weather, you can sow : Pak Choi, Mizuna, Mustard or Japanese Spinach Leaves, Mustard Greens, Chinese Cabbage any variety.
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 8, 2013
10:48 AM

Post #9379150

January 10 - 11

Fruit day
Sign Sagittarius
Moon New moon

Synodic:
Sow leaf vegetables and annuals: Lettuce, Spinach, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Sprouts, Sweetcorn, Cucumber, Grains. Vegetables harvested now will store for longer.

Biodynamic:
Moon in Sagittarius: Fire sign. Sow Fruit plants: Broad Beans, Peas. Do not sow Leaf plants: Cabbages,Lettuce. Fruits harvested now will store for longer.

Sidereal:
Moon in Sagittarius: Dry and barren. Good time to plant onion sets and bulbs.
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 9, 2013
3:14 PM

Post #9380355

January 12 - 13

Root day
Sign Capricorn
Moon New Moon

Synodic:
Sow leafy vegetables that produce above ground. Lettuce, Spinach, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Sprouts, Sweetcorn, Cucumber, Grains. Vegetables harvested now will store for longer.

Biodynamic:
Moon in Capricorn: Earth sign. Sow Root plants: Garlic, Onions, Shallots, Spring Onions. Do not sow Flower plants: Broccoli. Vegetables / produce harvested now will store for longer.

Sidereal:
Moon in Capricorn: Potatoes and tubers planted now will have a strong growth.

This message was edited Jan 9, 2013 7:19 PM
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 10, 2013
3:56 PM

Post #9381349

On January 2, I published the usual list of Root vegetables, here I give you a more extensive list of eatable Root Vegetables in case someone wants to try a variety:

Tubers = Potato, sunchoke or Jerusalem artichoke , yam
Other tubers
Hog potato
Tigernut
Daylily
Earthnut pea
New Zealand yam
Ulluco

Tap Roots = beet, carrot, cassava, jicama, parsnip, radish, rutabaga, salsifi, sugarbeet, turnip. Horseradish is a tap root mainly use as condiment.
Others Tap roots
Parsley root
Skirret
Bush potato
Burdock root

Tuberous Roots = Sweet potato, yucca.
Other Tuberous roots
Native ginger
Yellow Lily yam
Desert yam
Prairie turnip
Earthnut (pignut)
Cassava
Mauka

Corms = Celeriac, eddo, taro, water chestnut.
Corms are again underground plant stems, similar in physical appearance to bulbs - however bulbs are commonly made up of layers of fleshy scales which are modified leaves; the most common example of a bulb is an onion. Corms are short, vertical stems that grow underground, and are made up of solid tissue.

The following is a list of corms and bulbs.
Other Corms
Waterlily
Arrowhead
Malanga
Konjac
Fennel
As geographical patterns, soil and climatic conditions differ over the world, eating habits and cuisines mirror the differences in the vegetables, spices and cooking styles that are unique to a given region. The Asian continent is home to some of the world's most favored cuisines - Indian, Chinese and South east Asian, to name but a few. The vegetables that these cuisines commonly make use of, differ as well.
Black cumin seeds
Lotus Root
Turmeric
Chinese artichoke
Daikon (East Asian radish)
Chinese water chestnut

Bulbs = garlic, onion, spring onions ((also known as scallion, salad onion, onion stick, green shallot, or green onion in many countries), shallot, leeks, chives...

Rhizomes = Arrowroot, galangal, ginger, ginseng, lotus root, turmeric.
Other Rhizomes
Vanilla lily
Canna
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 11, 2013
4:01 PM

Post #9382283

January 14 - 15 - 16

Flower day
Sign Aquarius
Moon Waxing crescent

Synodic:
Sow leafy vegetables and annuals. Lettuce, Spinach, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Sprouts, Sweetcorn, Cucumber, Grains.

Biodynamic:
Moon in Aquarius: Air sign. Sow Flower plants: Broccoli... Do not sow Root plants Garlic, Onions, Shallots.

Sidereal:
Moon in Aquarius: Dry and barren. Garden maintenance.
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 15, 2013
9:43 AM

Post #9385895

January 17 - 18

Leaf day
Sign Pisces
Moon Waxing crescent

Synodic:
Sow leafy vegetables and annuals: Lettuce, Spinach, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Sprouts, Sweetcorn, Cucumber, Grains.

Biodynamic:
Moon in Pisces: Water sign. Sow Leaf plants: Cabbages, Lettuce. Do not sow Fruit plants : Broad Beans, Peas.

Sidereal:
Moon in Pisces: This water sign promotes root growth.
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 16, 2013
4:49 PM

Post #9387587

January 19 - 20 - 21

Fruit day
Sign Aries
Moon First quarter

Synodic:
This is a good time to sow vegetables with seeds bearing fruits. Tomatoes, beans, peas, peppers, chillis, pumpkins, courgettes.

Biodynamic:
Moon in Aries: Fire sign. Sow Fruit plants: Peas. Do not sow Leaf plants:  Cabbages,  Lettuce.

Sidereal:
Moon in Aries: Dry and barren. Good time for garden maintenance.
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 18, 2013
4:52 PM

Post #9389618

FRUIT are associated with the Fire constellations (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)
Warmth or fire signs are favourable for fruit plants. The Moon's influence is channeled into the fruit and seeds of the plant.

Use Fruit Days for all fruits (Blackberry, currant, cranberry, Gooseberry, strawberries, raspberries, Apples, Avocado, Apricot, Cherry, Fig, Nectarine, Pear, Plums, )...as well as all fruiting vegetables plants whose seed fruit we harvest: Aubergine, buckwheat, beans, broad bean, courgettes, Cucumber, grains, lentils, Marrow, peas, squashes, corn, peppers, capsicums, rice, soya, tomatoes, pumpkins, Sweetcorn, zucchini, and any other fruit trees.
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 21, 2013
4:23 PM

Post #9392815

January 22 - 23

Root day
Sign Taurus
Moon Waxing gibbous

Synodic: 
This is a good time to sow vegetables that produce internal seed bearing fruits. Tomatoes, beans, peas, peppers, chillis, pumpkins, courgettes.

Biodynamic: 
Moon in Taurus: Earth sign. Sow Root plants: Garlic, Onions. Do not sow Flower plants.

Sidereal:
Moon in Taurus: Sow Root vegetable crops especially when hardiness in drought conditions.
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 22, 2013
4:39 PM

Post #9394052

January 24 - 25 - 26

Flower day
Sign Gemini
Moon Waxing gibbous

Synodic: This is a good time to sow vegetables with seed bearing fruits. Tomatoes, beans, peas, peppers, chillis, pumpkins, courgettes.

Biodynamic:
Moon in Gemini: Air sign. Sow Flower plants. Do not sow Root plants: Garlic, Onions, Shallots.

Sidereal:
Moon in Gemini: Barren and dry, this sign promotes flower growth.
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 24, 2013
10:04 AM

Post #9396078

January 27 - 28

Leaf day
Sign Cancer
Moon Full Moon

Synodic:
Now is a good time to sow root vegetables, berries, bulbs, onions, biennials, and perennials.

Biodynamic:
Moon in Cancer: Water sign. Sow Leaf plants: Cabbages, Lettuce. Do not sow Fruit plants: Broad Beans, Peas.

Sidereal:
Moon in Cancer: This is a good time for germination
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 26, 2013
5:22 PM

Post #9398537

January 29 - 30

Fruit day
Sign Leo
Moon Waning gibbous

Synodic:
Now is a good time to sow root vegetables, berries, bulbs, onions, biennials, and perennials.

Biodynamic:
Moon in Leo: Fire sign. Sow Fruit plants: Broad Beans,Peas, Do not sow Leaf plants: Cabbages, Lettuce.

Sidereal:
Moon in Leo: Dry and barren. Garden maintenance
cristina
Temuco
Chile
(Zone 9b)

January 29, 2013
9:56 AM

Post #9401293

January 31

Root day
Sign Virgo
Moon Waning gibbous

Synodic:
Now is a good time to sow root vegetables, berries, bulbs, onions, biennials, and perennials.

Biodynamic:
Moon in Virgo: Earth sign. Sow Root plants: Garlic, Onions,  Shallots,  Spring Onions. Do no sow Flower plants: Broccoli.

Sidereal:
Moon in Virgo: Dry and barren. Garden maintenance.

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