Gardening with the moon
Lunar calendar of gardening in September 2020: If you need a little helping hand with knowing when to plant and harvest fruits, vegetables, and flowers in September 2020, know that you can receive it from Earth’s natural satellite in person!
Lunar gardening calendar: The Principle
For more than a century, several generations of gardeners and peasants have observed the influence of the moon on the quality of their crops.
By comparing observations and experiments, several principles were highlighted, which made it possible to establish correspondences between the phases of the moon, its trajectory in the sky, and the development of plants … with the key to real benefits of the moon on plants, fruits, and vegetables in the garden!
Lunar calendar in September 2020: which moon phases?
If you follow the precepts of lunar gardening, the rising and falling phases of the moon are very important: indeed, the phases of the rising moon are those during which you will be able to sow, grow, graft; while the descending phases will be reserved for pruning, planting, cuttings, and repotting.
Likewise, during waxing moon phases (the period from new moon to full moon) harvests are said to be for conservation, while during waning moon phases (the period from new moon full moon to the next new moon), the crops are made to be eaten.
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During the first half of September :
- September 1 to September 9, 2020: ascending moon
- From September 10 to 21, 2020: waning moon
- First-quarter: Thursday, September 24
- Full moon: Wednesday, September 2
During the second half of September :
- From September 22 to 30, 2020: ascending moon
- Last quarter: Thursday, September 10
- New moon: Thursday, September 17
Lunar calendar in September 2020: the days when it is better not to garden
Gardening with the moon implies respecting certain principles, such as for example that of not gardening (or else to avoid gardening 5 hours before or after) on days when the moon is at a period:
- Of apogee, which corresponds to the moment when, during its rotation around the Earth, the moon deviates from it as much as possible (maximum distance between the Earth and the Moon).
- Perigee, which corresponds to the moment when, during its journey around the Earth, the moon approaches the latter as much as possible (minimum distance between the two stars).
- Lunar node (when, during its rotation around the Earth, the moon “cuts” the plane of rotation of the latter around the Sun).
For the month of September 2020 :
- Lunar perigee: Friday, September 18
- Ascending lunar node: Wednesday, September 23
- Lunar peak: Sunday, September 6
- Descending lunar node: Friday, September 11
Lunar calendar for the month of September 2020: fruit days, leaf days, flower days …
Taking into account its orbit, its axis and its distance from the Earth, the lunar calendar differentiates:
- The fruit days, during which you will have to focus on your fruit trees, whether planting, sowing, or harvesting!
- Root days, when the emphasis will be on planting, sowing, and harvesting bulbs and root vegetables.
- Flower days, in other words, the perfect days to care for your flowers, shrubs, and other plants.
- The leafy days, particularly favorable for cutting, pruning, planting, sowing, and cutting of leafy plants.
Applied to the lunar calendar of gardening in September 2020:
- Fruit days in September 2020: Sunday, September 6, Monday, September 7, Monday, September 14, Tuesday, September 15, Wednesday, September 16, Thursday, September 24, Friday, September 25.
- Root days in September 2020: Tuesday, September 8, Wednesday, September 9, Thursday, September 10, Thursday, September 17, Friday, September 18, Saturday, September 19, Saturday, September 26.
- Flower days in September 2020: Tuesday, September 1, Wednesday, September 2, Friday, September 11, Saturday, September 12, Sunday, September 20, Monday, September 21, Sunday, September 27, Monday, September 28, Tuesday, September 29.
- Leaf days in September 2020: Thursday, September 3, Friday, September 4, Saturday, September 5, Sunday, September 13, Tuesday, September 22, Wednesday, September 23, Wednesday, September 30.