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  Farming Activities and their recommended Moon Rhythms       

Ploughing a Field

BD 500 Application                                     Harvesting
BD 501 Application            Liquid Manure Application
Compost Making                                          Peppering
Compost Spreading                                Plant Potatoes
Cultivation & Soil Preparation                           Pruning
Fungus Control                                       Seed Sowing
Transplanting Seedlings, Container Grown Plants, Trees & Shrubs


BD 500 Application
During an Descending Moon Period
in the afternoon/evening (sunset)
at the beginning of the plant's growth
and just before harvest


BD 501 Application
During an Ascending Moon Period
in the morning (sunrise)
at the beginning of the plant's growth
and just before harvest
ALSO
on Moon opposite Saturn day
in the morning (sunrise)
to strengthen against fungus & improve quality


Seed Sowing
On Moon opposite Saturn day
48 hours before Full Moon
during an Ascending Moon Period
AVOID NODE, APOGEE, PERIGEE & NEW MOON
for the particular constellation effect:
Root Plant -- Earth constellation day
                            Capricorn/Makara
                            Taurus/Vrishaba

Leafy Plant -- Water constellation day
                    Pisces/Mina

Flowering Plant -- Air/Light constellation day
                           Gemini/Mithuna
                                Aquarius/Kumbha

Fruit or Seed Plant -- Fire/Warmth constellation day
                                 Sagittarius/Dhanush
                      Aries/Mesha


Compost Making
Best during Descending Moon period


Compost Spreading
During Descending Moon period
in cool weather
depending on soil conditions
and crop requirements


Cultivation & Soil Preparation
Best during Descending Moon period
when weather and soil conditions permit
NOTE: Cultivation and working the soil when it is wet can cause structual damage


Transplanting Seedlings, Container Grown Plants, Trees and Shrubs
Best during Descending Moon period
at appropriate season


Harvesting
Best during Ascending Moon period, except for roots and potatoes,
which are best during Descending Moon Period

Fruit, green vegetables, hay and silage
keep better and maintain quality in storage
if harvested during an Air/Light Flower period:
Gemini/Mithuna or  Aquarius/Kumbha

Grains and Seeds for saving
best when harvested during a Fire/Warmth seed period:
Sagittarius/Dhanush or Aries/Mesha

Roots and potatoes
best harvested in a Descending Moon period
when the Moon is in the Earth root sign  Virgo/Kanya

AVOID Harvesting at Full Moon, Perigee and during a Water constellation leaf day, such as  Pisces/Mina, since these are times of more water in the Earth, so the crops would hold too much water for satisfactory storage.


Liquid Manure Application
Best just before Full Moon
in the afternoon
several times during crop growth, as needed


Plant Potatoes
Best during Apogee


Fungus Control
During Full Moon and Perigee
Spray with BD 508 prior to & during these days
These are stress times, they bring watery influences to the Earth
which can lead to fungus attacks, esp. during warm weather.
ALSO
On Moon opposite Saturn
Spray with BD 501 in the early morning (sunrise)
which will strengthen the plant to resist fungus


Pruning
Best during Descending Moon period

Fruit trees & berry shrubs at appropriate season
on a Fire/Warmth day, if possible
 Leo/Simha or Sagittarius/Dhanush

Flowering shrubs and roses at appropriate season
on an Air/Light day, if possible
 Gemini/Mithuna or   Libra/Tula


Peppering
At Full Moon, several times during the growing season
Best when Sun in following constellations for specific pests:
Sun in  Aries/Mesha for larvae
Sun in   Taurus/Vrishaba for hardshell insects
Sun in  Gemini/Mithuna for flies
Sun in   Cancer/Karkata for snails & slugs


For an introduction to the Rhythms and Symbols click on these links.

You know what the day's Rhythm is but can't remember what farming activities are best on that day - click here.

 

 



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