Gardening by the moon


I took this photo of the moon sometime over the winter. It’s a bit grainy, I know, but I’ve been waiting for a chance to use it, and this is it!

As gardeners, we have all heard about the benefits of planting certain crops at certain times in the lunar cycle. One of my most loyal readers, CJ Wright, has taken this practice to a much higher level, and now, she’s offering to share her considerable wisdom with the rest of us in her new booklet: the Lunar Home and Garden Guide to Signs and Seasons Gardening, Home and Self-Care.

Here’s an excerpt to give you an idea of where CJ is coming from. (Makes sense to me….)

“This is the 21st century. Why would we even bother to pay attention to the Moon? Isn’t that a little ridiculous?

It’s no more ridiculous than referring to your calendar when you make an appointment with your accountant or doctor. It would be silly to just show up, right?

When you follow a lunar calendar and gardening guide, you are making an appointment with Mother Nature, following ancient principles of gardening that have been handed down from generation to generation to generation.”

The guide covers the summer months and zodiac signs, Cancer, Leo and Virgo. It is meant to complement basic good gardening practices and gently nudge us back into a more mindful relationship with nature. I love how she expresses that:

“Take a walk outside and find the Moon,” she writes. “It may be midnight, or it may be morning when she appears. Whenever you spot her, bring her inside. Make good use of her perfect timing inside as well as out.”

(She explains the “bringing the moon inside” part, don’t worry.)

This is a beautifully laid-out, 55 -page booklet. I was very impressed when I read it, although I should know by now never to underestimate the depth and breadth of my readers’ talents.

If you’re interested in exploring this further, you can get a copy of CJ’s booklet for $9.95 here, and no, I am not getting any commission on her sales…


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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4 Responses to Gardening by the moon

  1. gardenpest says:

    Somewhat of a tangential comment here. We installed a solar tube, which now lights up an interior space – simply fabulous. A solar tube is pretty much what it sounds like – a tube with material that maximizes light emission 24/7; it runs from the roof to the ceiling and is barely noticeable – an unobtrusive circular shape in our ceiling. During the day I love being in that room and noticing a change in light intensity as the clouds roll over head.

    But my favorite time is nighttime and seeing the circular glow on our ceiling – moonlight is simply glorious via our solar tube.

    Moonlight adds a mysterious presence and spirit to our home. Yay.


  2. CJ Wright says:

    Thanks so much for this, dn. I really appreciate your support.


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