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Should you be planting seedlings this weekend under the full moon? Agricultural traditions from around the globe have been based off the cycles of the moon, although little scientific evidence supports their application.

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Our sun has special significance in the gardening world. It offers sunlight, which plants use to generate energy and directly influences plant life cycles in a variety of ways.

Have you ever considered the role of the moon in plant growth? Historically, many agricultural and gardening practices were planned based on the lunar cycle. Before the invention of the various time-tracking technology we have today, the phases of the moon were an important aspect of timekeeping. Ancient peoples around the globe carefully tracked the moon and other celestial bodies to understand seasonal timing and plan various activities.

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