Gardening Planting By The Moon Signs

Blind Pig & The Acorn’s 2nd Annual Planting By The Signs Test

Yesterday we kicked off the 2nd Annual Blind Pig & the Acorn Planting By The Signs Test. This year’s test was sponsored by Hometown Seeds-they donated enough crooked neck squash seeds for each participant to plant 10 seeds-5 on one of the best days for planting during the month of May-5 on one of the worst days for planting during the month of May.

This year’s Participants are: Stacey, WKF, Janet, Paul P., Helen, Warren, Becky, Bev, Jennifer, David, Martina, Barb, Paula, and Jeannie.

The rain we’ve had over the past few days-has made the green greener around my house-and it seems everywhere I look I see a waving wall of green.

May 17th and 18th are both in the fruitful sign of Cancer (sometimes called the Crab by old-timers) so those are the days I chose for folks to plant their 5 good day squash seeds. Yesterday started out drizzly and grey-but by lunch the sun was shinning.

Pap taught me to plant squash in mounds-is that how you plant them? I mound up the dirt-then use my pinky finger to make a hole-a small stick or pencil works good too. I usually plant at least 3 seeds in each mound. Since I had 5 good day seeds to plant-I put 3 seeds in one mound and 2 in the other.

The ‘bad days’ I picked for planting the other 5 seeds are the 19th and 20th-both fall under the sign of Leo-which is a fiery, barren and dry sign.

Throughout the growing season I’ll post updates on how everyone’s good day squash and bad day squash are coming along-and by the end of the test hopefully we’ll be able to clearly see if the good day squash did better than the bad day squash.

Tipper

 

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16 Comments

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    Carolyn
    May 24, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    I can’t wait to see how this all turns out. I love squash sliced and boiled until just tender or raw in a salad. Whenever we go to Cactus Willie’s, that’s the first thing on my plate. 🙂 xxoo

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    Fishing Guy
    May 21, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Tipper: Hope you have great luck this time.

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    warren
    May 20, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I never paid much attention to planting in mounds but I know my Dad does it that way…
    This experiment is going to be so much fun!

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    Miss Cindy
    May 19, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Hey Tipper, this is exciting. I’ve always believed in the energy of the signs, now we can confirm it.
    And squash is so good!

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    Jen
    May 19, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Just planted my good day seeds yesterday…will to the bad day ones in the morning…Thanks, Tipper!

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    Becky
    May 19, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Got the seeds planted on the good day (in between rain showers):)
    I’ll plant the bad day seeds tomorrow.
    I do plant them in mounds also. It helps me keep track where the seeds are planted until they come up.

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    Sandra
    May 19, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I can’t wait to see the squash. daddy planted his in mounds also. and I do love squash. any way you cook it.

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    Dean
    May 19, 2010 at 12:46 am

    We planted 800 lbs of potatoes on a Thursday that was a good sign day that overlapped with a good biodynamic day using this calendar.
    http://www.astrologie-info.com/mocal.cgi?language=eng&sidtrop=sid
    I have three 2010 almanac’s and planting dates vary slightly. I have come to the conclusion that any day I wake up breathing is a good day to sow seeds.

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    Nancy M.
    May 18, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I can’t wait to see how it turns out this year!

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    Susie
    May 18, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I’ll be interested to hear how they do. I have the worse time with squash. This year I am trying it in a large pot.

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    David Templeton
    May 18, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I’ll have to plant during the next set of “good” days. We’ve had almost non-stop rain here for days on end. We expect some sunshine tomorrow (Wednesday, May 19) and I hope to plant the “Bad” days test seeds as scheduled.

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    Mary
    May 18, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I just planted some squash and cucmbers yesterday, too. I wasn’t really thinking about the signs, but I’m glad that it’s a good time for it. I guess the first time I planted was a ‘bad’ date because they were real duds!
    I’ve always planted in mounds, too, but this time I’m trying them in a raised bed. I suspect I’ll like the mounds better, LOL!

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    Sandra VanOrman
    May 18, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Hi Tipper!
    A friend of mine says he plants by the signs too… every time he see’s a sign that says plants for sale, he stops and buys one and goes home and plants it…lol
    Sandy in Washington state

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    John Dilbeck
    May 18, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I’ll be following this to see how it turns out, Tipper.
    Pop and I did a test like this back in the late 1960s where he planted by the signs and I planted whenever I wanted (without considering the signs, good or bad).
    What he planted consistently did better than what I planted, except for my peas, which did about as good as his.
    I’d been arguing with him for years that this was just a superstition and made no difference. After our test (which was not scientific, having only a couple of data points), I wasn’t so sure anymore.
    I’ve been interested in this for a long time and still don’t know for sure, so I’m going to enjoy watching your experiment.
    All the best,
    JD

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    Paula
    May 18, 2010 at 10:00 am

    I planted my “good” seeds yesterday as well. Yes, I plant squash in mounds as well. That’s what my Grandpa said to do!

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    Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups
    May 18, 2010 at 9:45 am

    We planted our garden a couple of weeks ago…but had to re-plant the green beans. Not sure why, but none of the beans we planted came up.
    Good luck with your garden!

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