Gardening by the moon is an idea as old as agriculture. Since time immemorial, people have used the cycles of the moon to tell time, keep track of the seasons, and organize their lives. In cultures around the world, it has been common knowledge that some gardening activities are more suited to one phase or another of the lunar cycle.
Practical-minded subsistence farmers and peasants have followed the same basic guidelines of lunar gardening for millennia in widely disparate places, developing expertise and refining the techniques of moon planting over centuries.
Though some of us have lost touch with the ancient traditions of gardening by the moon, people worldwide have kept this knowledge alive, passed from one generation of gardeners and seedkeepers to the next. The information presented here has been collected from these folk pathways and, in many cases, has been confirmed by contemporary scientific studies.