Gardening by the moon phases has been in practice since the early days of domestic gardening. Even our forefathers like George Washington, William Penn and Ben Franklin gardened by moon phases.
It's a technique that has been known to speed the germination of your seeds by working with the forces of nature. Just like people and animals are affected by moon phases, so are plants.
Nomads to modern day farmers have planted crops according to moon phases. Besides planting crops in sequence to moon phases, there's also pruning, harvesting, cultivating to be done. A waxing or waning moon can really make a difference in your bountiful harvest.
Purchase a Farmers Almanac and you'll see a wonderful easy to read guide that will illustrate each phase of the moon. Farmers Almanac also have a wall calander available that can be hung in your garden shed. You can find them at Amazon or Walmart for about $5 - $6.
That way you’ll know when the moon is either new or full or waxing or waning while you're preparing your planting.
- When the moon is changing from a new moon into a full moon, it's called "waxing".
-When the moon is changing from a full moon to a new moon, it's called “waning.”