So, it’s May, and We try to plant by the Moon! It’s not always possible, but we try! Planting by the Moon is something my Dad, Victor Hurlburt Sr., taught me. Recently I come across an excellent write up on this, and if it’s something You’re interested in, I encourage You to read Planting By The Moon by Wheelbarrow Nurseries.
In simple terms, when planting by the Moon, you plant above ground crops between the time of the New Moon, and when the Moon is Full, and underground crops, on the dark of the Moon, or after the Full Moon. The next Full Moon is in three days, and day after tomorrow it’s going to rain! For two days! Actually less than an inch over the 24-36 hour period. So, I want to get our above ground crops planted tomorrow before the Full Moon and ahead of the rain. Thus, planting by the Moon, and also getting the seeds watered.
Now, hopefully, I don’t regret it! The other thing about the weather, and the Full Moon, and gardening by nature, is that the weather during the Full Moon usually sets the weather for the month! Meaning if it’s clear on the Full Moon we’ll have a sunny month, and if it rains, we’ll have a rainy month! So, if there was going to be a big rain on this Full Moon, I’d wait till next month! Thinking the seed might rot, if we had a very rainy month! However, since it’s only going to be showers, and a bit of rain, it should lead to a month where the seeds we plant now get well watered, and have a good start to their growing season.
So, if You’d like to learn more, or you’d just like to help, come give us a hand tomorrow! We’ll have fun! Give us a call for directions… call Brian at Briden Farm 902-907-0770.