Monday, May 25, 2015

Planting vegetables by the moon in June

"by the moon in June" ... hey, that ryhmes!

Are you a faithful gardener that plants by the moon or have you ever been curious about it and wanted to try it? Planting by the moon is a longtime Old Farmer's Almanac tradition. According to this practice, cycles of the Moon affect plant growth. Here's a list of dates (according to Almanac's website) that occur in June for planting by the moon's phases.

This one is for Region 1 (which the Houston area falls into along with much of Zone 9)

Rolling over from May 18 - June 1, 2015 ... Okra (A)
This is an above ground crops so the idea is to plant these during the light, or waxing, of the Moon: from the day the Moon is new to the day it is full.

Gather your supplies, order your seeds if you don't already have some on hand (okra is pretty much your only option for June and only one planting day also, if you're trying to plant by the moon). Get ready to start planting in about a week!

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