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Vegetable Planting Guide - Planting, cultivating and harvesting your favorite vegetables.

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Plant and Vegetable Guide
The basic rules of nature and how they enhance or discourage plant growth

  • Above Ground Crops
  • Below Ground Crops
  • Vegetable Planting

  • How does your garden grow?

    Natural laws are the same for any type of plant. Nature dictates the soil, fertilizers, water requirements and light requirements for optimum growth. Moon phase gardening and zodiac sign gardening are a part of this natural cycle.

    In order to have a successful garden you must abide by the natural order of things. This includes planting and cultivating your garden by seasons (i.e. zodiac sign gardening) and optimum planting dates (i.e. moon phase gardening). Avoiding these basic rules will result in an inferior crop.

    Natural processes cannot be overlooked. Moon phases gardening and organic gardening go hand-in-hand. The union of these two principles most closely follows the conditions of nature. They compliment each other. Below, is a map of the United States showing the main climate zones and their planting dates.

    Frost free and Moon Phase planting zones for the USA
    Planting zones and moon phases for 2013*

    Moon Phase and Frost Map - Continental United States Moon Phase Planting Zone 4Moon Phase Planting Zone 3Moon Phase Planting Zone 2Moon Phase Planting Zone 1

    Current Moon Phase
    *Select your gardening zone for frost free and moon phase planting dates

    The personality of plants

    The same rules of growth apply to all vegetation but, each individual plant requires its own specialized application of these rules. In other words, every type of plant has its own set of needs.
    The full potential of the growth of plants and vegetables can only be realized when you supply them with what nature intended them to have.

    Timing your garden chores to coincide with nature is a primary requirement for robust growth.

    Whether you are growing above ground crops, below ground crops, trees, shrubs or are involved with indoor gardening you cannot expect the results of your labor to meet your expectations without considering the unique personality of each of your plants.

    Observe them carefully. Good luck and happy growing!

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