Gardening Moon Calendar 2018
Gardening by the Moon Phase, Biodynamic Farmer's Planting Guide

May 2018 - Gardening by the Moon, Biodynamic Planting Guide

Date
2018
Moon Phase Gardening Calendar
by the
Moon Phase
Biodynamic Calendar
by the
Moon Sign
May 1
Tue
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Bellow ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio
until 15:20
fruit Days
from 15:20
SagittariusSagittarius
May 2
Wed
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Bellow ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius
May 3
Thu
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Bellow ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius
May 4
Fri
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Bellow ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius
until 02:07
root Days
from 02:07
CapricornCapricorn
May 5
Sat
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Bellow ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
root Days
CapricornCapricorn
May 6
Sun
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Bellow ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
root Days
CapricornCapricorn
until 14:49
flower Days
from 14:49
AquariusAquarius
May 7
Mon
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Bellow ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
flower Days
AquariusAquarius
May 8
Tue
Last Quarter
Sow/Plant:
Bellow ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
flower Days
AquariusAquarius
May 9
Wed
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing
- Harvest and store crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Destroy weed
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
flower Days
AquariusAquarius
until 03:11
leaf Days
from 03:11
PiscesPisces
May 10
Thu
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing
- Harvest and store crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Destroy weed
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
leaf Days
PiscesPisces
May 11
Fri
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing
- Harvest and store crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Destroy weed
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
fruit Days
AriesAries
until 12:41
fruit Days
from 12:41
AriesAries
May 12
Sat
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing
- Harvest and store crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Destroy weed
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
fruit Days
AriesAries
May 13
Sun
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing
- Harvest and store crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Destroy weed
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
fruit Days
AriesAries
until 18:16
root Days
from 18:16
TaurusTaurus
May 14
Mon
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing
- Harvest and store crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Destroy weed
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
root Days
TaurusTaurus
May 15
Tue
NEW MOON
at 11:47
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate
root Days
TaurusTaurus
until 20:44
flower Days
from 20:44
GeminiGemini
May 16
Wed
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
flower Days
GeminiGemini
May 17
Thu
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
flower Days
GeminiGemini
until 21:48
leaf Days
from 21:48
CancerCancer
May 18
Fri
MoonOppositionSaturn
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
Spraying days: Moon Opposition Saturn
leaf Days
CancerCancer
May 19
Sat
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
leaf Days
CancerCancer
until 23:11
fruit Days
from 23:11
LeoLeo
May 20
Sun
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
fruit Days
LeoLeo
May 21
Mon
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
fruit Days
LeoLeo
May 22
Tue
First Quarter Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
fruit Days
LeoLeo
until 02:03
root Days
from 02:03
VirgoVirgo
May 23
Wed
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
root Days
VirgoVirgo
May 24
Thu
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
root Days
VirgoVirgo
until 06:52
flower Days
from 06:52
LibraLibra
May 25
Fri
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
flower Days
LibraLibra
May 26
Sat
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
flower Days
LibraLibra
until 13:40
leaf Days
from 13:40
ScorpioScorpio
May 27
Sun
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio
May 28
Mon
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio
until 22:29
fruit Days
from 22:29
SagittariusSagittarius
May 29
Tue
FULL MOON
at 14:19
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate
Pick medicinal herbs and plants
fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius
May 30
Wed
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Bellow ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius
May 31
Thu
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Bellow ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius
until 09:27
root Days
from 09:27
CapricornCapricorn
Biodynamic Calendar - Icon Legend
Leaf Days Leaf days (Water Element)
  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants from which the intention is to use Leaves and Stems.
  • Ex: Cabbage, Salads, Lettuce, Spinach, Green onions, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Celeriac.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Harvesting in Leaf days is not recommended (products start decomposing in a shorter time).
  • Beekeeping: Working with the hive is not recommended in Leaf days.
Fruit Days Fruit days (Fire Element)
  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants that produce Fruits and Seeds.
  • Ex: Cherry, Strawberry, Tomato, Pea, Bean, Corn, Pumpkin, Nut, Cereal, Courgette.
  • Harvesting in Fruit days allows fruits and seeds to have a better storage quality.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Beekeeping: Fruit days stimulate the collection of nectar. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.
Root Days Root days (Earth Element)
  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate Root plants and Root vegetables.
  • Ex: Carrot, Turnip, but also Potato, Beet-root, Garlic, Onion, Leek.
  • Crop should be stored in Root days.
  • Beekeeping: Bees should be encouraged to build more comb.
Flower Days Flower days (Air Element)
  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant, cultivate and harvest Flower plants or herbs used for medicinal purposes.
  • Flowers, if cut in these days, have a more intense scent and endure longer.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in these Flower days.
  • Beekeeping: Flower days stimulate brood activity and colony development. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.
Moon Phases Legend
NEW MOON
  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.


NEW MOON PHASE
New Moon -» First Quarter
(Waxing Crescent)
- Moonlight is increasing
- Strongest gravitational pull
- Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets
  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Leaf plants, Cereals, Grains, Lawns, Herbs, Cucumbers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).


FIRST QUARTER PHASE
First Quarter -» Full Moon
(Waxing Gibbous)
- Moonlight becomes stronger
- Gravitational pull is a little less now
- Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets
  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Fruit plants (with "inside seeds" such as Tomatoes, Peppers, Peas and Bean), Cereals, Grains, Lawns and Flowers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).
  • Planting and Grafting take best if done two days just before the Full Moon.
FULL MOON
  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.
  • Pick medicinal herbs and plants.


FULL MOON PHASE
Full Moon -» Last Quarter
(Waning Gibbous)
- Moonlight is decreasing
- Gravitational pull is decreasing
- Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots
  • Sow/Plant: Bellow ground Root plants such as Potatoes, Carrots & Onions.
    Plant trees, shrubs, biennials & perennials.
  • Jobs: Harvest all crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).


LAST QUARTER PHASE
Last Quarter -» New Moon
(Waning Crescent)
- Moonlight has decreased
- Gravitational pull has decreased
- Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots
  • Barren phase: Time to rest and prepare for the next New Moon.
  • Jobs: Avoid seed sowing.
  • Jobs: Harvest and store crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Destroy weed, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).
Moon Opposition Saturn
MoonOppositionSaturn SPRAYING DAYS
  • Spraying Biodynamic preparations out during Moon opposition Saturn increases soil activity.
  • The MoonMoon represents fertility and germination, while SaturnSaturn represents form and strong structure.
  • It is also a perfect time to plant seeds out.
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