I completely admit I am a scientist at heart. I love experimenting, testing a theory, setting up controls…
…the whole notion of discovery and finding out how stuff works thrills me.
I am not saying that I am the best scientist. Probably my investigations and tests are thoroughly flawed…
…but boy, I love it!
Biology and natural sciences are top of my ‘sciencey’ list and when I found out about a book called ‘Gardening and Planting by the Moon’, I was intrigued.
Of course, eons of people from the beginning of time have used the movement of the moon, sun, stars and planets to organise and predict all sorts of things in their lives. It is no new invention. Also, it is no surprise that these large bodies, which have their own gravitational forces are going to influence us here on Earth. We all know about the moon’s tidal effects.
Scientific studies are confirming that by planting, harvesting and tending to both vegetables and flowers in your garden, according to the moon’s phases, produces incredible results. With a little bit of planning, performing garden tasks at optimal lunar times produces higher yields of more pest resistant vegetables and more robust, intensely-scented garden flowers.
My new book has a day-to-day calendar to guide my gardening activities, hopefully towards success…
…so for 2014, I will be gardening according to the moon!