As many of you may know, planting by the moon is an age old technique known to aid in the growth and establishment of your plants. This new moon of June began its cycle of waxing toward its fullness just the day before yesterday on the 12th. This is the best time to plant the bulk of any plants from seedlings or from pots into your garden.
Your window of opportunity narrows as we get closer to the full moon. Of course you can plant after the full moon, still new plantings will have a harder time, require more water and have a more difficult time to become established. So get planting now! On another note this month in the northern hemisphere we move towards the longest day of the season with the most light from dawn to dusk – the summer solstice is on the 21st of June.
We will also have a partial lunar eclipse on the 26th of June. Unfortunately we cannot see it in europe. For those of you who live in the area where it is viewable you can learn more here, includes viewing times and locations.
Tibetan buddhists believe that with any lunar eclipse the energy is manifest times 1000 minimally! (Also solar eclipses make manifest energy as well and even more so then the moon.) So maybe that is a good time to talk to your plants and wish them well. Yes it is true, plants have a knowing and prosper when they are spoken to!
Some people might smirk and snicker when hearing that plants have a knowing. Do not laugh! There were some studies done in the past and recently as well about plants reactions to sound and even beyond.
In fact one of the oldest known studies from the 1960s was according to some scientists who tried to debunk the study said that the study was not really completed in a „scientific controlled environment.” Nonetheless, years later Dr. Cleve Backster has been vindicated again and again! To learn more about Dr Backsters study, read this article. Frankly, even if it was not scientific in the eyes of some, I find his ideas fascinating and interesting.
The latest ”serious” study conducted by Royal Horticultural Society in 2009 has confirmed that plants grow larger, especially when hearing womens voices. In addition, an article in the New Scientist (subscription required) published on 29 August 2007 discusses the findings of Mi-Jeong Jeong of the National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology in South Korea where a scientific team had identified 2 genes in rice plants that respond to sound waves.
As you can see anytime is a good time to talk to your plants. So why not thank them for making your life more beautiful. To you my dearest plants –
Thanks plants without you we could not exist. Not only are you a metaphor for the cycle of life, our senses are filled with delight – at least most of the time! 🙂 – as we smell your sweet fragrances, touch your leaves, taste your fruits, hear you rustle in the wind and see your colorful blooms. You bring me joy as I am lost in the wonder of your mystery and beauty. Thank you!