Moon and Constellations
The moons’ position relative to the earth is the driving influence for Lunar Gardening:
THE MOON AND THE CONSTELLATIONS
In its 28 day lunar cycle, the moon passes through 12 unequal sectors derived from the stellar constellations, (referenced by zodiac signs). The passage of the moon in front of each Constellation is based on Astronomical data and therefore differs from the traditional astrological division of equal 30 degree sections.
Each constellation is associated with one of 4 categories, representing the 4 Elements (Air, Water, Fire and Earth) and each Element enhances one particular aspect of each plant (see below).
ASPECTS OF A PLANT
We use different parts of plants for different purposes, so it is important to understand which part (or aspect) of a plant we need to nurture, and the moons’ effect on each aspect. Lunar Gardening classify these parts as either root, flower, leaf, or fruit.
For example we grow Tomato plants for their fruits (rather their leaves, roots or flowers).
We grow carrots for their roots, spinach for the leaves and lavender for the flowers…
NB: Most vegetables that grow above ground are in fact fruit (Eg: tomatoes, cucumber, courgettes, beans and peas, pumpkin, peppers) as well as fruits like strawberries, apples, pears, plums, cherries ….
More about Root Days, Leaf Days, Flower Days, and Fruit Days