July 2008 Garden Schedule

Working in harmony with nature provides us the opportunity to reduce the workload in our gardens.

Most of us are aware of the effects of the position of the moon in relation to moods or the tide. Today I’m going to introduce you to the relation between the moon and plant life.

Moon Cycles

Every month we have one full moon and one new moon. After the new moon where the moon is dark it will start to grow bigger (called waxing) until it reaches, after about 2 weeks, the stage of a Full Moon. This is where the moon is at it’s brightest and after this it begins to shrink again (called weaning).

The moon pulls the tide, and our minds, but it also pulls the sap in the plants. When the moon grows, the waxing stage, all the sap is going to the top half, or exposed part of the plant, this is most potent on a full moon.

On the other side, when the moon is growing smaller (weaning) all the sap in the plant will go to the roots, (the hiden part of the plant). Again, most potent on a New Moon.


With the above in mind we can schedule our gardening tasks to get the most efficiency out of everything we do and the following information is intended to help make this easy to follow.

Tuesday July 1st and Wednesday July 2nd

Thursday, July 3rd and Friday July 4th

Saturday, July 5th and Sunday July 6th

Monday, July 7th and Tuesday, July 8th

Wednesday July 9th, Thursday July 10th and Friday, July 11th

These are OPEN DAYS. You can do most anything in the garden on these days. I use these days to sit back and enjoy the all the beauty in the garden.

Saturday, July 12th and Sunday July 13th

Monday, July 14th, Tuesday, July 15th and Wednesday, July 16th

Thursday, July 17th and Friday, July 18th

Saturday, July 19th, Sunday, July 20th and Monday, July 21

Tuesday, July 22nd and Wednesday, July 23rd

Thursday, July 24th and Friday, July 25th

Saturday, July 26th and Sunday, July 27th

Monday, July 28th and Tuesday, July 29th

Wednesday, July 30th and Thursday, July 31st

In July the New Moon appears on Wednesday, July 3rd.

The Full Moon is July 18th.

I hope you find this as helpful as I have and please return again for the next month schedule.

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