Bee and Butterfly Garden
Gardening By the Moon
Water in Your Garden
Gardening by the Zodiac
My Garden (2001)
Gardens can be infinitely useful to us. Aside from making
great hobbies, they provide seclusion, amusement, medicine, and add beauty to
your home. Gardens will also attract other creatures such as birds, bats, small
wild animals, butterflies and even fairies. Even if you are not able to
have a garden outside your home, you can create beautiful window boxes with
sculptures, small hiding places for the little people and small tabletop water
fountains. Indoor gardens can be kept in windowsills. Growing herbs and flowers
will fill your home with sweet smells and improve your disposition, lifestyle
and the atmosphere of your living space.
"An Urban Garden" by Michael Boys
Gardening By the Moon
First Quarter Moon – Plant above-ground crops with
outside seeds and flowering annuals
Full Moon – Plant above-ground crops with inside seeds
Last Quarter Moon – Plant root crops, bulbs, biennials and perennials
New Moon – Never plant
By the Zodiac
Cancer – best for planting all leafy crops bearing fruit above ground.
Prune to encourage growth in Cancer.
Scorpio – Second only to Cancer. A Scorpion Moon promises good
germination and quick growth. In Scorpio, prune for bud development.
Pisces – Planting in the last of the Watery Triad is especially effective
for root growth.
Taurus – The best time to plant root crops
Capricorn – promotes the growth of rhizomes, bulbs, roots, tubers, and
stalks. Prune now to strengthen branches.
Libra – Libra may be the least beneficial of the Fruitful Signs, but is
excellent for planting flowers and vines.
Leo – Foremost of the barren signs. Leo is the best time to effectively
destroy weeds and pests. Cultivate and till the soil.
Gemini – gather herbs and roots. Reap when the Moon is in the sign of Air
or Fire to assure best storage.
Virgo – Plow, cultivate, and control weeds and pests when the moon is in
Sagittarius – plant and cultivate the soil or harvest under the Archer
Moon. Prune now to discourage growth
Aquarius – perfect for ground cultivation, reaping crops, gathering roots
and herbs. It is a good time to destroy weeds and pests.
Aries – Cultivate, weed, and prune to lessen growth. Gather herbs and
roots for storage.
Vermicomposting is the practice of using worms to produce thick,
rich, black soil used for gardens and houseplants. Vermicompost (compost from
worms) is easy to make, does not smell, and is very valuable. If you choose to
sell your vermicompost, it can go for up to $6.00 per pound! Here is a useful
website detailing all aspects of this profitable hobby:
How to Vermicompost (PDF)