Gardening Ideas forum: Tip: Watching a Full Moon will help you with the sun later

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 28, 2016 1:39 PM CST
Tip: The path of the full moon is the path of the sun six months later. Go outside on the full moon in December, and study how the shadows of nearby trees and buildings move across your balcony, deck, or garden. The sun will cast the same shadows in June, six months later.

This gives you a way to garden in the middle of winter…or at least, plan and scheme about gardening.
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rosieann99
Dec 28, 2016 3:12 PM CST
hi great thought at the moment but its too cold to stand outside hard frost
like sitting with a garden catalogue and dream of next year new seeds/plants and bulbs
the garden is totally bare not one flower and a recent storm has finished off my winter bedding but not too worry the sun will come back and yes planning is in the pipe line for new parts of thee garden
love your idea sitting in june with a glass of wine in the garden but please come back mr sun Sad
Name: Jai or Jack
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Jai_Ganesha
Dec 28, 2016 10:20 PM CST
Yep, it is also way too cold and impractical to do this where I live. But how I wish it wasn't! Sticking tongue out
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Bonehead
Dec 28, 2016 11:06 PM CST
What an interesting perspective. I could easily do that during my more mild winters, and I do enjoy moonlight wanderings.
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Name: Anna Z.
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AnnaZ
Dec 28, 2016 11:08 PM CST
I did not know that. Now I am enlightened. LOL
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Dec 29, 2016 10:27 PM CST
Walking in the winter doesn't sound fun to me either. But I think the article only mentioned December as an example. But perhaps to plant your new Spring gardens in say, April, you would might want to watch the Full Moon in September or October. Or a new Fall garden in September, watch the Full Moon in March to understand the path of the sun during that time of the year.
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Dec 30, 2016 10:20 PM CST
That's very interesting, Cheryl! I missed December's full moon (which brought us brutally cold temps anyway, so I probably wouldn't have gone out to study the shadows), but I'll try to remember that in January; I have lots of winter clothes, so unless it's below zero and really windy going outside in the cold isn't that big of deal here Smiling
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Name: aud/odd
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Cinta
Jan 2, 2017 4:25 AM CST
I will try this. I missed Dec but will see if it works in Jan.
It is cold but I am a long time snow bird so I have good warm winter gear. I have what I call ugly cold cloths not one piece of skin is showing I am warm and toasty outside.
Name: Liz Shaw
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LizDTM
Sep 12, 2017 12:47 PM CST
Thanks Cheryl! I didn't know this. Definitely going to try it.
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