Moon planting, also known as lunar gardening, is a belief that the moon’s phases can influence plant growth. Some people follow a lunar planting calendar that suggests specific tasks for each phase. The key phases are:
New Moon: Good for planting above-ground crops.
First Quarter: Favorable for planting above-ground crops that produce seeds outside the fruit.
Full Moon: Ideal for planting root crops, as the moon’s gravitational pull is believed to be stronger during this phase, promoting strong root development.
Last Quarter: Best for activities like pruning, transplanting, and harvesting.
While this approach has cultural and historical significance, scientific evidence supporting its effectiveness is limited. Many gardeners rely on traditional growing practices and local climate conditions instead.