Best Moon for planting in 2023: check out the planning tips
You may not have realized it, but there is another star, besides the Sun, that strongly influences the quantity and quality of an entire crop. We are talking about the Moon, our natural satellite capable of determining a crop pattern for each of its phases. Keep an eye on which is the best Moon for planting in 2023 and have an excellent harvest!
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Best Planting Moon in 2023: New Moon
In its first phase the Moon timidly begins to exert its influence on the Earth. The plant sap begins to manifest itself in greater quantity in the stems, migrating toward the branches.
In view of this behavior of the plants, the cultivation of vegetables such as cabbage, lettuce, spinach, and chives are highly recommended. If you are in the habit of using medicinal plants, also take advantage of the New Moon to grow them.
The time is unfavorable only for planting leafy vegetables that grow in a cluster of leaves (also called “head”). This is the case, for example, with lettuce, cabbage, chicory, Chinese cabbage, and others. Plants that grow underground and overhead have slow development in the period.
Rest adaptation phase, it is recommended to use the New Moon for control tasks, eliminating plants that you do not want in your garden. Take the opportunity to adapt newly sown or transplanted plants, harvest flat-rooted plants (except garlic and onions), and make jams, vinegar, and preserves.
If your planting is aimed at producing wood, growing trees for this purpose also shows good results.
In 2023 you will have the arrival of the New Moon on the following days: January 21st / February 20th / March 20th / April 20th / May 19th / June 18th / July 17th / August 16th / September 15th / October 14th / November 13th / December 12th.
Best Planting Moon in 2023: Crescent Moon
During the Crescent Moon, the planting and development of cereals and legumes is greatly favored. This is due to the presence of more sap in the stem, branches, and leaves of the plants. The period is also recommended for grafting and pruning, with the intention that the plant sprouts faster.
You can bet on the cultivation of foods such as pumpkin, eggplant, corn, rice, beans (pods), cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, and others, whether they are vegetables, fruits, or cereals. Tomatoes, when planted during this lunar phase, produce in larger quantities and the bunches are closer together. It is also a good time to harvest fruit, onions and garlic.
It is a very favorable phase for growing in sandy soil, as well as cleaning, fertilizing, and invigorating the plant, preventing the appearance of fungus and diseases. It is not advisable to water flower plants during the Crescent Moon.
In 2023 you will have the Crescent Moon on the following days: January 28th / February 27th / March 29th / April 27th / May 27th / June 26th / July 25th / August 24th / September 22nd / October 21st / November 20th / December 19th.
Best Planting Moon in 2023: Full Moon
As you might expect, the Full Moon is the phase when the earth reaches its maximum point. However, to enjoy all its benefits, it is important to take care of planting and harvesting during the first days of the lunation. From the middle to the end of the period, the earth may already be feeling the influence of the Waning Moon.
Here we have the best Moon for planting flowers and vegetables, especially cabbage, cauliflower, chicory, lettuce, and the like. The Full Moon is also the best time to harvest fruit. During this phase they are juicier due to the greater amount of sap present in them – concentrated in the branches and leaves of the plants.
If you want to plant tomatoes during the Full Moon, be careful. The plant may grow longer, but it will have less fruit per bunch and will be more likely to suffer from pest attacks.
This is a good time to water and fertilize plants, multiply the plantation through seedlings, and transplant what needs to be replanted. Avoid pruning or cutting during the Full Moon.
In 2023 you will have the Full Moon on the following days: January 06th / February 05th / March 07th / April 06th / May 05th / June 03rd / July 03rd / August 01st / August 31th / September 29th / October 28th / November 27th / December 27th.
Best Moon for planting in 2023: Waning Moon
During the Waning Moon, as its name suggests, the force that the star exerts on the Earth begins to wane. With this low – almost insignificant – intensity, the earth’s energy is exerted downward, favoring the germination of roots and tubers.
If you are an experienced person in this matter, you must have heard someone say (especially the older ones) that everything that grows from the outside of the earth withers; and that which grows from the outside in, lasts. Well, this is a wise thought, and should be followed when planting during the waning moon.
Some suggestions for growing at this time are especially foods such as carrots, potatoes, cassava, onions, radishes, beets, and others in this same pattern. Following this cultivation is important because during this phase of the Moon, rooting is the first part to be strengthened when germinating.
There is a delay in being born and growing, generating smaller plants, but with much more developed roots. The plant also absorbs less sap in its stem, branches, and leaves. The period is favorable for pruning with the intention of delaying the sprouting (this must be done with caution, as it can weaken the plant).
During the waning moon it is possible to remove, with better quality, bamboos and wood for construction in general. Take advantage of the period also to remove wilted leaves and plant seeds that germinate slowly.
Waning Moon inhibits pests
Many farmers, even aware of a possible drop in production, take advantage of the Waning Moon to plant corn, beans, and even some fruit plants to avoid the appearance of caterpillars and other insects.
It is a good time to harvest pods and roots, because during this period the food has less sap, which makes cooking easier. The harvest of corn, rice, pumpkin and other foods destined for storage are also more advisable here, because they are more resistant to attacks from woodworm, weevils, and others.
In 2023 you will have the Waning Moon on the following days: January 14th / February 13th / March 15th / April 13th / May 12th / June 10th / July 10th / August 08th / September 06th / October 06th / November 05th / December 05th.
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