The Moon has an impact on the Earth, evidenced by the tides or the behavior of plants. Sowing, planting, tending, harvesting... what to do in the garden during the root days of the lunar calendar? We give you all our tips!
Each of our interventions on the ground or the plants allows the cosmic energies of the moment to merge into the earth. These energies are imperceptible at the sensory level but are tested by several decades of deductions and tests having led to the establishment of a moon calendar . This one explains that these energies do not have the same influence on the plants according to the moment when one intervenes. For the ' root plants ', it is better to wait for the ' root days' , which correspond to passage of the Moon in front of the constellations Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, all three associated with the element Earth .
During the ' root days ', the energies are concentrated on the underground parts of plants . 'Root plants' are therefore those that grow underground. At vegetable garden , this is the case for many vegetables. One can cite for example the tubers such as potato, carrot, parsnip, beetroot, kohlrabi, celeriac, radish, sweet potato, cassava or Jerusalem artichoke.
Also referred to as 'root crops' are bulbs such as garlic, shallot, onion, fennel or even leek. Some ornamental plants such as gladioli, dahlias , peonies, crocuses or certain species of irises and orchids are also 'root crops'.
In the kitchen garden as in the garden, the eye will be carefully turned towards all the 'root plants' during the 'root days'. The actions of sow , planting, transplanting, weeding, hoeing or ridging will be favored during these special days, the energy context being favorable. These specific days are also ideal for harvesting, depending on the season, vegetables or medicinal plants, part of which is consumed . Respecting these dates will bring out the flavor of the plants at the time of tasting or will ensure good conservation of the crops.