Planting garlic in 2018 according to the lunar calendar
Planting garlic on the lunar calendar is a great way to get a plentiful harvest. Planting calendar is a great help for gardeners and gardeners. Thanks to it, you can find out not only when to plant garlic, but also when to water it, weed and dig it out.
Planting garlic in 2018 according to the lunar calendar
In the old days, our ancestors were always guided by the phase of the moon when it came to working in the field. Many of these traditions resonated in signs. Now, in order to properly plant a particular culture, just look at the lunar calendar.
The effect of the lunar phases
Each gardener needs to know when and how to plant crops in his garden. Most of them rely on their own experience or the advice of friends, but this is fundamentally wrong.
The influence of the lunar phases on the growth and development of plants has been proved by scientists. During the experiments, it was found that:
- seeds planted in the new moon absorb moisture and the nutrients dissolved in it worse and grow worse from this;
- plants planted on a waning moon or on a new moon absorb moisture better and develop better;
Harvesting is recommended to be carried out at the new moon, because during this period the plant contains a smaller percentage of water and vegetables and fruits will be stored better. Also important is the position of Saturn in relation to the moon. It has a positive effect on the stamina and resistance of planting.
The lunar landing calendar in 2018 recommends a landing from August to December.
Do not blindly follow these tips, because the time of garlic directly depends on the region. Most often, sowing takes place in September - October, and sometimes in November - December. In the south, where frosts come late, you can postpone planting to a later date, but in the north you need to do this much earlier.
Favorable days for planting garlic on the moon in 2018:
- August - 14, 15, 31;
- September - 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19.26, 30;
- October - 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12;
- November - 5, 6, 7, 14;
- December - 5, 8, 11, 14.
You can plant on other days, but the yield in this case is greatly reduced. Among other things, you need to take into account weather conditions on the day of landing. Garlic should be planted in dry weather until the first snow falls and the ground begins to freeze.
There are also adverse days on which planting garlic is not recommended. This is due to the growing moon and the special position of Jupiter in relation to it.
When not allowed
Do not plant winter crops on such days:
- August - 2, 7, 11, 16, 18, 21;
- September - 1, 6, 16, 20;
- October - 5, 16, 19;
- November - 4, 8, 9, 10, 18;
- December - 1, 2, 3, 18, 29, 30, 31.
Before working in the garden, you need to familiarize yourself with the meteorological forecast. From the moment of placing the cloves, the tooth tooth and the bulb in the ground, at least 2 weeks must pass before the first frost on the ground, otherwise the planting material will simply freeze. Seeds are less sensitive to this, but planting them in frozen ground is also not recommended.
How to plant winter garlic
Seeds for winter cultivation do not need to be prepared in advance. The teeth are simply separated from each other and sorted by size, and those affected by mold or dry are thrown away.
In order to get a winter crop, you need to choose the right garlic. Its spring varieties are not suitable for this. Distinguishing them is quite simple, just look at the head for this:
- Winter varieties have a dense core inside, around which are large denticles. The slices have a very dense shell, and the head itself is covered with 3-4 layers of dry husk.
- Spring varieties do not have a stem, and the teeth are arranged in several rows. The husk is very thin in one layer.
The teeth are planted in trenches 10-12 cm deep at a distance of 5 cm from each other.
Gardeners are advised to pre-fertilize the soil. For this, wood ash, rotted humus is excellent. If there is a threat of frost, then the beds are covered with fallen leaves from any tree except walnut. You can also use straw or mowed grass.
the correct fit will show the result
The lunar calendar for 2018 recommends spring garlic planting quite early. As soon as the snow is falling and there is an opportunity to work on the ground, the culture is planted in the garden. In Belarus, Ukraine and the south of Russia, this happens in April - May. In regions with colder climates, these dates are shifted to the end of May.
Favorable for planting garlic on the lunar calendar in 2018:
- March - 14.15, 18, 23, 27,
- 29, 30;
- April - 8, 14, 18, 26, 29;
- May - 1, 2, 4, 10, 11, 23, 27.
These days, sowing crops will bring excellent yields, and the plants themselves will grow better and be less sick. Despite the fact that the yield of spring varieties is slightly lower than winter crops, their shelf life is much higher. Sowing cloves on a waning moon guarantees the preservation of the crop up to 2 years. Even in this case, the seed does not lose its germination.
When not allowed
- March - 8, 16, 21, 22;
- April - 4, 19, 20, 25, 27;
- May - 3, 9, 21, 24.
On such days, it is not recommended to plant culture, it is better to do other work in the garden, especially since there are so many of them in the spring. Sowing on unfavorable days can cause the heads to rot during storage.
How to plant spring garlic
Due to the nature of vegetation, spring varieties must be prepared 1-2 days before sowing. They are placed in a container in one row and covered with a wet cloth or gauze. Soaking the cloves directly in the water is not recommended, as this can provoke their decay. To accelerate germination, they can be soaked in specialized solutions that can be purchased at seed stores.
You need to plant garlic in spring in less deep beds than the one sown in autumn. The embedment depth is not more than 5 cm, and the distance between plants remains unchanged - 5 cm. This distance is sufficient for normal growth and head formation.
Before sowing, fertilizers are applied to the ground. For good crop growth, it is necessary to fertilize with urea, humus, rotted mullein and wood ash.
Lunar Garlic Care
Not only sowing depends on the phases of the moon and the position of Jupiter, but also the care of plants is carried out according to the same principle. Compliance with the procedure for garlic helps gardeners to navigate the periods of planting care.
Watering garlic is also recommended on the lunar calendar. If it is planted in the fall, then you do not need to water it, the first time this is done already in May - June, depending on the weather and the amount of rainfall. The same goes for hilling and loosening the earth.
Favorable days for caring for the crop:
- April - 10, 11, 15, 19, 28, 30;
- May - 4, 9, 15, 18, 23;
- June - 1, 3, 6, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 26;
- July - 4, 8, 11, 13, 17, 22, 30;
- August - 9, 14, 15, 16.
Stop watering 2 weeks before harvesting, otherwise excess moisture in the cloves will cause rotting and cracking of the shells. It is recommended to dig it on August 11, 12, 16 and 20. These dates may vary depending on the weather. Doing this on a growing moon is not recommended.
Special attention should be paid to cutting arrows. If garlic was planted in the spring, then do it on June 18, 19 and 22. If sowing was carried out in autumn, then on May 23 and 24. In removing the arrows, it is important not to miss the time, because the plant spends a lot of energy on flowering and seed formation. Because of this, the head stops growing and remains small.
If you follow the rules for sowing garlic in 2018, you can get good yields. Despite the fact that the lunar calendar gives advice on planting times, blindly following them is not recommended. There are many reasons why sowing garlic on a given day is irrational.
Caring for plantings on the lunar calendar also gives its results. In time, the poured and spouted garlic develops better, and the heads are formed larger and stronger.