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.

Answer from NGA
May 3, 2009


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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