Planning a tree - Knowledgebase Question

Metairie, Lo
Question by nola20005
May 3, 2009
According to the moon, one is the best time to plant. Before fullmoon or after the full moon.


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Answer from NGA
May 3, 2009

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Farmer?s Almanacs are filled with advice about planting by phases of the moon. According to this advice on planting by moon cycles, a gardener should plant things in the following way:

First quarter moon cycle (new moon to half full) ? Things that are leafy, like lettuce, cabbage and spinach, should be planted.
Second quarter moon cycle (half full to full moon) - Things that have seeds inside, like tomatoes, beans and peppers.
Third quarter moon cycle (full moon to half full) ? Thing that grow underground or are perennials, like potatoes, garlic and raspberries.
Fourth quarter moon cycle (half full to new moon) ? Do not plant. Weed, mow and kill pests instead.

There is nothing specific about planting trees in any of the moon phase charts.

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