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  1. #1 Does growing by the moon have any scientific support? 
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    Evening all,

    I have came across growing by the moon whilst learning to grow my own fruit and vegetables & the reasons why people advocate this relates to (I believe) the gravitational influence of the moon.

    In short, the closer the moon to the earth = more of the Earths gravitational pull is cancelled thus plants find it easier to grow 'up' where the moon when it is further apart has less influence on the earths gravity thus the increased gravitational pull of the earth makes it good to grow root crops such as carrots.

    I was wondering if this has any scientific basis?

    Also does the moon, in regards to reflecting the sun's light have an influence on a plants growth habit with regards to this light reflected?

    Thanks for your replies,

    Samuel


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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_1988 View Post
    In short, the closer the moon to the earth = more of the Earths gravitational pull is cancelled thus plants find it easier to grow 'up' where the moon when it is further apart has less influence on the earths gravity thus the increased gravitational pull of the earth makes it good to grow root crops such as carrots. I was wondering if this has any scientific basis?
    No. The difference is almost undetectable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_1988 View Post
    Evening all,

    I have came across growing by the moon whilst learning to grow my own fruit and vegetables & the reasons why people advocate this relates to (I believe) the gravitational influence of the moon.

    In short, the closer the moon to the earth = more of the Earths gravitational pull is cancelled thus plants find it easier to grow 'up' where the moon when it is further apart has less influence on the earths gravity thus the increased gravitational pull of the earth makes it good to grow root crops such as carrots.

    I was wondering if this has any scientific basis?

    Also does the moon, in regards to reflecting the sun's light have an influence on a plants growth habit with regards to this light reflected?

    Thanks for your replies,

    Samuel
    It would be an incredibly small difference, I highly doubt it would change the plants growth. However, any sort of habit that helps you keep your gardening chores consistent will help you get better plants. So more power to you. Using the moon as a timer to plant by means you don't have to set as many iphone reminders so its a plus in my book.
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