Sunday, September 14, 2014

Harvest Moon Planting

Do you plant by the moon?  Check out our recent e-newsletter about MOONS!  
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Dear Mary,
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September Seed Planting Guide for the US

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Full Harvest Moon Planting

Here are highlights of the Harvest Moon for September 2014. The Almanac's monthly Moon guide keeps you informed about full Moon names, Moon phase dates, and Best Days by the Moon.
Full Moon Names
The full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox is called the Harvest Moon (see dates below). This Moon is not just the full Moon that occurs at the time of the harvest. It is the full Moon that actually helps the harvest by providing more light at the right time than other full Moons do. 
In years when the Harvest Moon falls in October, the September full Moon is usually known as the Full Corn Moon because it traditionally corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon, because it is the time to harvest and thresh the ripened barley.  

Traditionally in Broward County, Florida,
September 15th is a BIG seed Planting Day!

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Best Days in September 2014
Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon's sign and phase in September.
For Harvesting:
  • Aboveground crops: 4, 5
  • Belowground crops: 12, 13
For Setting Eggs:
  • 5-7, 14, 15
For Fishing:
  • 1-8, 24-30
  • Usually the Moon rises about 50 minutes later each day, but around the time of the autumnal equinox, it rises only around 30 minutes in the United States-even less in Canada.
  • Farmers can take advantage of the moonlight at this time of year and continue their day's work in harvesting crops.
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Rebecca said...

This idea of planting and harvesting by the moon is very intriguing. I have heard that biodynamic farming pays a lot of attention to moon cycles, which would certainly be worth investigating. I think I would like to learn more about this.

Saying hello from the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #39!

Deborah Smikle-Davis said...

Hi Mary,
You always enlighten us with new and valuable information! I am so delighted that you shared this helpful information on harvest moon planting with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

Heidi Ramsey said...

I've seen the planting by moon stuff before but I have never looked into it that closely. Thanks for the info. Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre hop. Be sure to stop by at or one of the other hosts to submit another this week.