“There is something so different in Venice from anyother place in the world, that you leave at once all accustomed habits and everyday sights to enter an enchanted garden…”
~ Mary Shelley
The full moon of November 14, 2016 is not only the biggest, closest and brightest supermoon of this year. It’s the closest supermoon since January 26, 1948. The full moon of November 14, 2016 is not only the biggest, closest and brightest supermoon of this year. It’s the closest supermoon since January 26, 1948 and the next will be in 18 years time in 2032
a supermoon will be appear to be as much as 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than a apogee full moon.
Are plants affected by the moon? What do you think?
The following article is convincing’
The Moon does affect germination
When the Moon is waxing, or becoming fuller, plants develop leaves and above-ground systems. It is ideal to plant crops that develop above the ground, like corn, during a waxing moon. A waning moon is when plants grow root systems.
Seeds sown just before or around the full moon have a higher rate and speed of germination than those sown at the new moon because seeds are able to absorb more water at the full moon. Studies show a difference in yield by up to 45% for crops sown in the corresponding phase and sign of the moon.
The Moon also affects plant growth
Plants grow in spurts, just like people. They go through cycles of rest and production. Time these correctly for ideal growth management.
Watering plants during the waxing moon gives better absorption, so water down nutrients during this time, to avoid nutrient burn. If they have a deficiency, especially phosphorus, this is the perfect time to give them a nutrient boost.
Potassium is absorbed better at a new moon, and pruning is less stressful on plants at this time. If you have a bug problem, spraying with organic pest sprays during a waning moon in a sign other than Water/Leaf will have the best effect on the pests while minimizing any damage to plants, especially absorption of smell during flowering.
Transplanting and cloning should be done during an Earth/Root sign in the waning moon, to stimulate root growth and recovery.
The Moon also affects harvesting
You can speed up drying and curing times by harvesting in a new moon, when water content in a plant is at its lowest. The flush of nutrients before harvest should be done 2 weeks prior, during the waxing moon, in an Earth/Root sign, for maximum absorption.
aking the time to make a grow calendar based on the Moon can take very little time, and could increase the yield of your grow substantially. Everything you would be doing is the same, only now you will know exactly when to do it, whether for a short grow, or a full season grow. Doing this repeatedly, and making notes, you will see significant differences in your yield. Don’t forget, it doesn’t matter if your grow is indoors or outdoors, the moon will still affect it. It will also affect the behavior of common garden pests!
While many people, especially in Western culture may dismiss the Moon and Zodiac as bored fancies of ancient shepherds, or worse, evil pagan practices, the truth is they have measurable effects on both nature, weather, and animal physiology.
E.A. Crawford, The Lunar Garden: Planting by the Moon Phases (1989).
IN FLANDERS FIELDS POEM
The World’s Most Famous WAR MEMORIAL POEM
By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie In Flanders fields!
Take up our quarrel with the foe To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields
Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915 during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium
Poppy (Wild) Papaver rhoeas, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Flanders Poppy Hardy Annual Often seen sprinkling cornfields with its bright scarlet flowers. Ideal for creating a bright splash of colour in a sunny corner where little else will grow, or in the wild garden where it self seeds with ease. Flowers early summer. Height: 18-24 inches. Bee friendly
Above Camassia alba, Narcissi pheasant's eye. Fritillary and wild daffodils
Fritillaria meleagris is a Eurasian species of flowering plant in the lily family. Its common names include snake's head fritillary, snake's head, chess flower, frog-cup and guinea-hen flower.
Camassia leichtlinii Alba is a statuesque late-spring flowering bulb with spires of creamy-white flowers which last for ages. One of the most tolerant and long-lived bulbs you can grow
Narcissus var. pheasant’s eye
Fantastically fragrant, pure white May flowers with windswept petals and tiny, red-rimmed yellow cups. This old pheasant's eye narcissus is ideal for naturalising in grass. The small, sweetly scented blooms associate well with other native wildflowers, such as snake's head fritillaries and cowslips, which once flourished on moist pastureland.
Narcissus lobularis - the wild daffodil Also known as the Lent Lily. Nodding flowers smaller than the cultivated varieties. Moist soil in wood or meadow. Feb-April.