I was doing a little puttering in the garden this morning and got to thinking about what I am going to do in my edible garden this year. Which led me to wonder when I should start sowing seeds indoors. So, I came in and looked it up. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac it is NOW!!!!
If I “plant by the moon” the peppers and eggplant should be started in the next three days, and the tomatoes Sunday through Wednesday.
I have never tried planting by the phase of the moon before, but I am going to give it a shot this year, because I am desperate for a good harvest, ha ha! The theory of lunar planting has been around for millennia.
According to Old Farmer’s Almanac:
Above-ground crops are planted during the light of the Moon (new to full); below-ground crops are planted during the dark of the Moon (from the day after it is full to the day before it is new again). Planting is done in the daytime; planting at night is optional!
Modern science hasn’t proven or disproven it yet, but I figure it can’t hurt to try. Luckily, I have banana pepper, Italian eggplant and two kinds of tomato seeds saved from last year so I don’t have to rush to buy any.
I just need to set a reminder on my phone to transplant the peppers on March 16 and the peppers and eggplants a week later. And decide what else I want to plant besides watermelon (start indoors Feb 9-14) and green beans (direct sow outdoors March 16).