I always love learning about things from days gone by. I am fascinated by the old wives tales and rituals because they were used by my Grandparents. One ritual they followed was using the moon calendar to plant their garden. They also wrote the high and the low temperatures for each day on the calendar hanging in their kitchen.
But this wasn’t just any ordinary calendar. It was Ramon’s Calendar. The calendars were given out to customers who frequented the local country stores and they were a hot commodity. The Brownie Ramon calendar has been published since 1876 and has a plethora of information. It tells the best time to go fishing, signs of the Zodiac, seasons of the year, moon calendar and sunrise/sunset.
My Grandpa lived and died by the moon calendar for his gardening because this was what he had been taught. He followed the age-old belief that phases of the moon affected plant growth thus always relying on the Ramon calendar for guidance.
How Gardening By Moon Calendar Works
Gardening by the Moon Calendar is a great way to plan your above and below ground crops.
The easiest way to start planting by the moon is to find your zone and find the moon cycle for that time of the year and then make a garden plan. Tomatoes are one of the easiest plants to start in your garden and could be used to trial the moon calendar theory. Bonnie Big Boy Tomato Plants are a popular tomato, are great for sandwiches, and are nice a juicy!
There are many resources on the internet for researching this information. On Timeanddate.com you can input your specific location and find the moon cycle for your area.