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The importance of the lunar calendar cannot be underestimated in growing and harvesting marijuana crops. However, all cannabis growers might not give equal importance to the lunar calendar while growing marijuana. But its importance is much more than you can possibly think of.

What you should understand about the lunar calendar?

The lunar calendar basically determines the best time for growing, germinating, and harvesting crops based on the various stages of the moon. On average, moon calendar duration is apparently 29 to 30 days. The moon calendar is divided into various stages that help in improved planning of the harvesting schedules.

It is already scientifically proved that the moon has a strong effect on life forms on earth. Since the early agricultural days, growers claim that the moon phases affect their gardening and farming efforts. However, this age-old practice gradually lost its prominence as people favored intensive growing systems that made it spotlight in 20th-century. This also reflects that the tech-age people are constantly losing relation and interaction with nature and the biological procedural cycles.

However, growing and harvesting by the moon is a factor that all breeders and growers should remember as this symbolizes the exquisite symbiosis existing between the natural environment of the earth and the astronomical shifts of the universe. In fact, this is more preferred by the organic growers, who respect natural growing cycle of plants.

What is the lunar calendar?

  • The lunar month is divided into waxing and waning moon periods.

  • Each formed by two stages – crescent and gibbous.

  • Waxing – when the moon passes from new moon to full moon.

  • Waning – the process is reversed. The moon shrinks.

  • Waxing moon is the right time to germinate and sow for crops.

  • Harvesting happens in the waning moon phase.

  • During the crescent phase, leaves and buds grow speedily and transplants can be done successfully.

  • During the gibbous stage, plants develop their roots more intensely

  • Leaf days when the moon is positioned in water signs like Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio, is not good for marijuana plants.

  • Flower days are particularly considered to be good for cannabis metabolic system. At this time, the moon is on the air signs like Gemini, Aquarius, and Libra.

  • Root days are the days when the moon is on the earth signs like Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.

  • Fruit days are indicated by the moon’s position on fire signs such as Aries, Sagittarius, and Leo. This is the appropriate time for fruits and seeds.

This is important information, with which, you can surely make the best of your marijuana harvest.