On Saturday 11/13 we began or new garden experiment on how the lunar cycle effects the germination of bean seeds.  We planted our first row of bean seeds when the moon was at 50% full.  We will plant a second and third row during the full moon and new moon phases.  Do some research and make a prediction on how the moon phases might effect the germination and growth of the plants.





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Thorin
11/17/2010

I believe that the moon phases will impact the germination of the beans because during the full and new moon phases, the stronger gravitational pull of the moon increases the water content in the soil. This water content leads to germination, which is triggered by seeds absorbing water. Studies show that even though plants are out of the sight of the moon, its gravitational pull still influenced the plant's absorptive qualities. I think that it is very interesting how the moon effects plant germination.

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mark
11/17/2010

the moon dose nothing right

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kaitlyn
11/18/2010

This is great and cool I now that the full moon is going to be on the 11/21/2010 this sunday.

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adeel
11/19/2010

HI how does the moon beans grow???
does it grow by moon fazi of the sun???

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jessica
11/21/2010

Hi, today is Sunday Nov.21 2010. I went to go plant beans at our hope garden.I think when it is a full moon it will grow faster.I think that because,when the moon is full the seeds will grow all at once.When it is half it grows piece by piece, so it will take longer.

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Brent
11/22/2010

Go to http://www.gardeningbythemoon.com/lunarfacts.html . Trust me, there are tons of facts.

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Brent
11/22/2010

There are many facts at the website I posted some are: that the moon pulls the water with its gravatational pull and the pull is stronger than the sun because it is closer, but the new moon is the strongest, because both the moon and the sun sun are pulling from the same direction. an interesting fact, for future of our growing, is that the moon has four signs : earth, fire, air and water.
If you plant during the earth sign, the roots will be big and strong. Fire = lots of seeds, water = big, bushy leafs and air = lots of beutiful, big flowers. But, oppisites do have a negative effect.

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asia
11/22/2010

sorry i didnt come on sunday to helpplant the moon beans. i forgot. anyway, the pull of the moon is stronger than the sun becauseeven though the sun is larger the moon is closer to the earth.these same forces affect the water content of the soil, creating more moisture in the soil @ the time of the new and full moon. this increased moisture encourages the seeds to sprout and grow.

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chandler A1
11/23/2010

Hi Mrs.Cramer i found out that the next half a moon is comeing this Sunday!

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gabriel
11/23/2010

At the new moon, the lunar gravity pulls water up, and causes the seeds to swell and burst. This factor, coupled with the increasing moonlight creates balanced root and leaf growth. This is the best time for planting above ground annual crops that produce their seeds outside the fruit. Examples are lettuce, spinach, celery, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and grain crops. Cucumbers like this phase also, even though they are an exception to that rule.

In the second quarter the gravitational pull is less, but the moonlight is strong, creating strong leaf growth. It is generally a good time for planting, especially two days before the full moon. The types of crops that prefer the second quarter are annuals that produce above ground, but their seeds form inside the fruit, such as beans, melons, peas, peppers, squash, and tomatoes. Mow lawns in the first or second quarter to increase growth.

After the full moon, as the moon wanes, the energy is drawing down. The gravitation pull is high, creating more moisture in the soil, but the moonlight is decreasing, putting energy into the roots. This is a favorable time for planting root crops, including beets, carrots, onions, potatoes, and peanuts. It is also good for perennials, biennials, bulbs and transplanting because of the active root growth. Pruning is best done in the third quarter, in the sign of Scorpio.

In the fourth quarter there is decreased gravitational pull and moonlight, and it is considered a resting period. This is also the best time to cultivate, harvest, transplant and prune. Mow lawns in the third or fourth quarter to retard growth.

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gabriel
11/23/2010

information from http://www.gardeningbythemoon.com/phases.html

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JESSICA
12/9/2010

I just finish reading Gabriel's paragraghs I thout they were cool and great job.

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