Printable – April 2022 Northern Hemisphere Gardening/Planting Moon Calendar

Thank you to Dr. Digital Philosophy for giving me the little push I needed to put the idea in my head to post this. I will post whatever other months I can find the month before, hopefully for both hemispheres.

Please read this first:

From Astro-Seek.com

1) Moon Phase x Moon Zodiac Sign:

Please keep in mind, that Gardening by Moon Phase and Gardening by Moon Zodiac Sign are two different/independent biodynamic systems and they might give you different or contradictiory gardening recommendations.

  • a) Each Moon Phase (except Full Moon and New Moon) lasts about 1 week
  • b) Each Moon Zodiac Sign lasts about 2.5 days

Try to experiment with these two systems to find which recommendations suits you the most.

2) Tropical (Astrological) x Sidereal (Astronomical) Zodiac:
(1-2 days difference in Leaf, Fruit, Root and Flower days)

There are two different zodiacs for determining the Moon Sign:

  • a) Tropical zodiac (Astrological) is based on the seasons – Vernal Equinox is fixed as 0° Aries (The 1st Fruit day)
  • b) Sidereal zodiac (Astronomical) takes into account Precession of Equinoxes and shifts 0° Aries back by cca 1-2 days. Maria Thun who was an authority on biodynamics was using this Sidereal zodiac

Try to experiment also with these two zodiac systems to find which system suits you better.

Biodynamic Calendar – Icon Legend
Leaf Days Leaf days (Water Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants from which the intention is to use Leaves and Stems.
  • Ex: Cabbage, Salads, Lettuce, Spinach, Green onions, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Celeriac.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Harvesting in Leaf days is not recommended (products start decomposing in a shorter time).
  • Beekeeping: Working with the hive is not recommended in Leaf days.

Fruit Days Fruit days (Fire Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants that produce Fruits and Seeds.
  • Ex: Cherry, Strawberry, Tomato, Pea, Bean, Corn, Pumpkin, Nut, Cereal, Courgette.
  • Harvesting in Fruit days allows fruits and seeds to have a better storage quality.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Beekeeping: Fruit days stimulate the collection of nectar. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.

Root Days Root days (Earth Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate Root plants and Root vegetables.
  • Ex: Carrot, Turnip, but also Potato, Beet-root, Garlic, Onion, Leek.
  • Crop should be stored in Root days.
  • Beekeeping: Bees should be encouraged to build more comb.

Flower Days Flower days (Air Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant, cultivate and harvest Flower plants or herbs used for medicinal purposes.
  • Flowers, if cut in these days, have a more intense scent and endure longer.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in these Flower days.
  • Beekeeping: Flower days stimulate brood activity and colony development. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.
Gardening by the Moon Phase – Legend
NEW MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.


NEW MOON PHASE

New Moon -» First Quarter (Waxing Crescent)

– Moonlight is increasing

– Strongest gravitational pull

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Leaf plants, Cereals, Grains, Lawns, Herbs, Cucumbers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).


FIRST QUARTER PHASE

First Quarter -» Full Moon (Waxing Gibbous)

– Moonlight becomes stronger

– Gravitational pull is a little less now

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Fruit plants (with “inside seeds” such as Tomatoes, Peppers, Peas and Bean), Cereals, Grains, Lawns and Flowers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).
  • Planting and Grafting take best if done two days just before the Full Moon.
FULL MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.
  • Pick medicinal herbs and plants.


FULL MOON PHASE

Full Moon -» Last Quarter (Waning Gibbous)

– Moonlight is decreasing

– Gravitational pull is decreasing

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Sow/Plant: Below ground Root plants such as Potatoes, Carrots & Onions.
    Plant trees, shrubs, biennials & perennials.
  • Jobs: Harvest all crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).


LAST QUARTER PHASE

Last Quarter -» New Moon (Waning Crescent)

– Moonlight has decreased

– Gravitational pull has decreased

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Barren phase: Time to rest and prepare for the next New Moon.
  • Jobs: Avoid seed sowing.
  • Jobs: Harvest and store crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Destroy weed, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).
Moon Opposition Saturn
MoonOppositionSaturn SPRAYING DAYS

  • Spraying Biodynamic preparations out during Moon opposition Saturn increases soil activity.
  • The MoonMoon represents fertility and germination, while SaturnSaturn represents form and strong structure.
  • It is also a perfect time to plant seeds out.
  • Visit: Moon Opposition Saturn Times 2022 »

 

Year

2022

Moon Phase Gardening by the
Moon Phase
Gardening by the
Moon Zodiac Sign

Tropical Zodiac (by Seasons)
Sidereal Zodiac (Maria Thun)

Apr 1
Fri
NEW MOON
at 06:24
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate
leaf Days
PiscesPisces
Apr 2
Sat
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days

PiscesPisces

until 05:50
fruit Days
from 05:50

AriesAries

Apr 3
Sun
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries
Apr 4
Mon
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days

AriesAries

until 15:31
root Days
from 15:31

TaurusTaurus

Apr 5
Tue
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus
Apr 6
Wed
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus
Apr 7
Thu
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days

TaurusTaurus

until 03:39
flower Days
from 03:39

GeminiGemini

Apr 8
Fri
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini
Apr 9
Sat
First Quarter Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days

GeminiGemini

until 16:20
leaf Days
from 16:20

CancerCancer

Apr 10
Sun
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
CancerCancer
Apr 11
Mon
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
CancerCancer
Apr 12
Tue

MoonOppositionSaturn

Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

Spraying days: Moon Opposition Saturn

leaf Days

CancerCancer

until 03:04
fruit Days
from 03:04

LeoLeo

Apr 13
Wed
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
LeoLeo
Apr 14
Thu
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days

LeoLeo

until 10:24
root Days
from 10:24

VirgoVirgo

Apr 15
Fri
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Apr 16
Sat
FULL MOON
at 18:54
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate

Pick medicinal herbs and plants

root Days

VirgoVirgo

until 14:30
flower Days
from 14:30

LibraLibra

Apr 17
Sun
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra
Apr 18
Mon
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days

LibraLibra

until 16:37
leaf Days
from 16:37

ScorpioScorpio

Apr 19
Tue
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio
Apr 20
Wed
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days

ScorpioScorpio

until 18:11
fruit Days
from 18:11

SagittariusSagittarius

Apr 21
Thu
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius
Apr 22
Fri
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days

SagittariusSagittarius

until 20:22
root Days
from 20:22

CapricornCapricorn

Apr 23
Sat
Last Quarter Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
CapricornCapricorn
Apr 24
Sun
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days

CapricornCapricorn

until 23:59
flower Days
from 23:59

AquariusAquarius

Apr 25
Mon
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
AquariusAquarius
Apr 26
Tue
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
AquariusAquarius
Apr 27
Wed
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days

AquariusAquarius

until 05:30
leaf Days
from 05:30

PiscesPisces

Apr 28
Thu
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces
Apr 29
Fri
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days

PiscesPisces

until 13:12
fruit Days
from 13:12

AriesAries

Apr 30
Sat
NEW MOON
at 20:27
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate
fruit Days
AriesAries

Click here to see the Tropical Zodiac (By Seasons) Calendar from Astro-Seek.com

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