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Planting by the Moon


It looks like to me that spring has about sprung. We've got some potatoes coming up and corn ready to plant. So it looks like things are growing. And of course people want to get the maximum yield and maximum growth out of their crops and they say, "How in the world do you always do that?" Maybe we watch this little fellow over here to my left, all right. Watch the moon.

People say, "Now wait a minute, you don't believe in planting by the moon?" If I don't get through by sundown I do, especially when I'm getting ready to plant something and sometimes that bright moon can give off a lot of light like it is tonight. See, it almost looks like day out here.

Then a lot of people say, "I'd like to plant by the moon but I don't know exactly when to do it." Send me a self-addressed stamped enveloped. We've worked up the best dates for spring and fall planting by the moon, by the sign, and the quarters of the moon. Send that self-addressed stamped envelope to P.O. Box 380391, of course that's Weekend Gardener, in San Antonio 78280. We'll send you that thing and then you can join the rest of lunatics out here by planting by the moon. Good luck to you this spring.

This is Jerry Parsons, Vegetable Specialist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, the Weekend Gardener.

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