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Superstition or practical advice?

  • Nov 27, 2007
Do you ever wonder what and why and how almanac gardening is, or is potentially useful, or if it works? Do you imagine it's all a pack of superstitious cockypop like those long range weather forecasts or newspaper horoscopes? Well, as that very eminent astrophysicist, whose name evades me at the moment, once intoned, "If plants are not affected by the movement of celestial bodies and the interplay of quantum gravity, they are the only things in the universe that evade it." That said, it appears highly questionable whether anyone has made coherent sense of such effects. This book offers one approach, and whether or not the authors are correct in any of their offerings, their suggested organization of garden chores does ensure that everything necessary will get done over the course of the months and seasons. So if you want to get a handle on almanac gardening, and neatly organize your garden year to boot, check this one out.

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Planting "by the signs" is an ancient tradition carried on by millions of people. This book explains the logic of gardening by the signs of the moon and shows how it works, giving clear and complete instructions for calculating the moon's effect on every aspect of gardening -- preparing the soil, cultivating, planting, fertilizing, transplanting, pruning, grafting, controlling weeds and pests, harversting. It also explains how the moon affects many other areas of life and how the moon signs can be employed for best results in these matters. No almanac user should be without this comprehensive one-source reference.
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ISBN-10: 1887905367
ISBN-13: 978-1887905367
Author: Jack R. Pyle
Publisher: Parkway Publishers, Inc.

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