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Hello everyone, just thought i would ask this question, have any of you tried this method and if so were the results good for you, or do you think its actually all down to the weather and how we prepare the ground as opposed to the moon cycle to grow our veg?

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Yes Moongrower grows by this she will give you positive answers or Bulbaholic her husband.

13 Jan, 2011


Last year, my late friend Derek and I, did a thorough investigation into this, and concluded that it really wasn't worth it.
A number of aspects weighed heavily against the idea, as for example:
1 - annual cloud cover
2 - intensity of reflected sunlight
3 - orientation of latitude.
Our resultant findings reached a 3% gain over darkness, which I think you would agree, is a miserly return for the effort, compared with sunlight.
However, if that 3% gain is worth it to you . . . . . . . .

13 Jan, 2011


Last year I planted some shallotts according to the moon, and they grew very well.

14 Jan, 2011


Difficult to understand how you excluded all influencing sunlight from your growing programme Hywell, or did you mean sun and moon?

14 Jan, 2011


You sound very complicated. I just planted them on the recomended day, and they grew.

14 Jan, 2011


I think you need to ask Moongrower Jason, I agree Hywel, we maynot understand why but.. if it works......

14 Jan, 2011


I think Hywel, Julien means JasonF reply they are getting mixed up with messages on who said what.

14 Jan, 2011


jasonf they are not excluded from light. they are planted according to the phases of the moon. read the regualr blogs from moongrower to get some very intersting information.

15 Jan, 2011


thankyou sbg - Derek and I did exactly that, plus the links she provided to a variety of papers, and our own research into scientific journals which we linked to in our replies. For example, over a 25 year period, the amount of moonlight available in Britain, averaged only 45%, because of cloud cover. If you account for moon phases subtracting from that percentage, the amount of reflected UV is less than one achieves from a street light. And so it went on. This is how we eventually arrived at a figure of 3%. I am sure that if you research back through the blogs, you will find the relevent details.
Historically, growing by the moon, was a necessity, to increase yields, but it was more to do with the lack of lighting during the night period that forced "farmers" to plant crops subversively by the light of the moon to avoid taxation. This came to the fore during the Middle Ages and particularly after Magna Carta.
Any more detail you can add I am sure would be most helpful.

16 Jan, 2011

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