June 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.

Sunday, June 1st and Monday, June 2nd

Tuesday, June 3rd and Wednesday June, 4th

Thursday, June 5th and Friday, June 6th

Saturday, June 7th, Sunday, June 8th and Monday, June 9th

Tuesday, June 10 and Wednesday, June 11th

Thursday, June 12th and Friday, June 13th

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, June 14, Sunday, June 15th, and Monday June 16th

Tuesday, June 17th and Wednesday, June 18th

Thursday, June 19th, Friday, June 20th, Saturday, June 21st

Sunday, June 22nd and Monday, June 23rd

Tuesday, June 24th, Wednesday, June 25th and Thursday, June 26th

Friday, June 27th, 2008 and Saturday, June 28th

Sunday June 29th and Monday, June 30th

In June the New Moon appears on Tuesday June 3rd.

The Full Moon is June 18th.

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

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