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International Journal of Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 13) Last page : ( 14)
Print ISSN : 2231-3907. Online ISSN : 2231-3915.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-3915.2019.00004.X

Lunar Planting: the best Lunar Phase and Sign for Increased Vigor

Shete Saurabh1, Taware Ganesh2, Baokar Shrikrishna1,*, Undare Santosh3

1Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, SVPM'S College of Pharmacy, Malegaon(Bk), Tal-Baramati, Dist-Pune, Maharashtra, 413115

2Department of Pharmaceutics, SVPM'S College of Pharmacy, Malegaon(Bk), Tal-Baramati, Dist-Pune, Maharashtra, 413115

3PG Department of Chemistry, Balbhim Arts, Science and Commerce College, Beed, Maharashtra, 431122

*Corresponding Author E-mail: krishnabaokar@gmail.com

Online published on 24 February, 2020.


Moon phase gardening is an idea as old as agriculture, popular in folklore and superstition, but there are scientific ideas to back it up. The Earth is in a large gravitational field, influenced by both the sun and moon. The tides are highest at the time of the new and the full moon, when sun and moon are lined up with earth. Just as the moon pulls the tides in the oceans, it also pulls upon the subtle bodies of water, causing moisture to rise in the earth, which encourages growth. The highest amount of moisture is in the soil at this time, and tests have proven that seeds will absorb the most water at the time of the full moon. Planting by the phases of the moon will keep in rhythm with the alternating gravitational pull. Moon phase gardening considers four phases or quarters lasting about seven days each. The first two quarters are during the waxing or increasing light, from the new moon and growing up to the full moon. The cycles of the moon have influenced gardeners from diverse cultures over many centuries. While science may not fully understand why planting by the moon works, anecdotal evidence suggests that it does. Permaculture co-originator David Holmgren's writes “good design depends on a free and harmonious relationship to nature and people, in which careful observation and thoughtful interaction provide the design inspiration, repertoire and patterns.” Observing the cycles of the moon and the way that it affects both people and plants can help to determine when to plant in order to improve our health and yield from our garden activities.


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