My love for the moon was fully solidified
by a fun experience with psychedelics. It was a beautiful, warm, summer
night and the infused, skull shaped chocolate I had eaten earlier that
day was still graciously imparting its magical effects on mind. I looked
up into the sky at a full Moon and it spoke to me in a smooth baritone,
asking me how my night was going. We exchanged some frivolous
pleasantries, and then the moon sang a little song for me. I listened,
euphoric and entranced by the experience. I generally have a horrible
memory, but this is one that still lives on, vividly in my mind.
I have several moon tattoos, and have designed and curated several Cannabitches cases, which feature the moon within our collection of products.
After my mystical lunar experience, I felt inspired to research the properties of the Moon and found out that you can actually grow cannabis in relation to lunar cycles and constellations.
The lunar cycle is the period of time it takes for the moon to orbit the Earth. This cycle is divided into four phases: the new moon, waxing moon, full moon, and waning moon. Each phase has its own unique characteristics that can affect plant growth.
1. New Moon Phase
The new moon phase is when the moon is not visible in the sky. During this phase, growers should focus on planting and fertilizing their weed plants. The new moon is a time for new beginnings, and planting during this phase can encourage strong root growth and healthy plants.
Research has shown that the gravitational pull of the moon affects the flow of water in plants. During the new moon phase, the gravitational pull is at its weakest, allowing water to move more freely through the soil. This can help plants absorb more water and nutrients, leading to stronger root growth.
In addition to the gravitational pull, the new moon phase is also associated with an increase in water table levels. This can help provide the plants with the moisture they need to grow healthy roots and leaves.
2. Waxing Moon Phase
The waxing moon phase is when the moon is increasing in size. This is a great time for weed plants to absorb nutrients and water, as they can take advantage of the increased gravitational pull of the moon. During this phase, focus on watering and feeding your plants.
Research has shown that the increased gravitational pull during the waxing moon phase can cause a surge in the flow of sap in plants. This can help increase the uptake of nutrients and water, leading to faster growth and stronger plants.
3. Full Moon Phase
The full moon phase is when the moon is at its brightest and largest. This phase is ideal for harvesting and pruning weed plants. The increased gravitational pull of the moon during this phase can cause a surge in sap flow, making it easier to prune and harvest your plants.
4. Waning Moon Phase
The waning moon phase is when the moon is decreasing in size. This is a good time to focus on pest control and weed removal. During this phase, weed plants tend to slow down their growth, making it easier to control pests and remove unwanted weeds.
Research has shown that the waning moon phase is associated with a decrease in water table levels. This can help prevent the soil from becoming too moist, which can lead to mold and fungal growth.
Benefits of Growing Weed According to Lunar Cycles
Growing weed according to lunar cycles can have several benefits, including:
- Improved yield: By following lunar cycles, growers can encourage strong root growth and healthy plants, leading to a higher yield.
- Reduced pest problems: The waning moon phase is a good time to focus on pest control, which can help reduce pest problems.
- Increased plant resilience: By planting during the new moon phase, growers can encourage strong root growth, making plants more resilient to stress and environmental factors.
- Natural and organic: Lunar gardening is a natural and organic way to grow weed, without relying on chemicals or synthetic fertilizers.
Tips for Starting this Practice
Tip #1: Understand the Phases of the Lunar Cycle The first step to growing weed according to lunar cycles is to understand the four phases of the lunar cycle: new moon, waxing moon, full moon, and waning moon. Each phase has a unique effect on plant growth, and understanding these effects can help you make informed decisions about your weed-growing process.
Tip #2: Plant During the New Moon Phase The new moon phase is an ideal time to plant your weed seeds or clones. During this phase, the gravitational pull of the moon is low, which encourages strong root growth. Strong roots are crucial for healthy plant growth, as they help the plant absorb more water and nutrients from the soil.
Tip #3: Water During the Waxing Moon Phase The waxing moon phase is a time of increased gravitational pull, which causes a surge in sap flow in plants. This makes it an ideal time to water your weed plants, as the increased sap flow can help your plants absorb more nutrients and water.
Tip #4: Harvest During the Full Moon Phase The full moon phase is an ideal time to harvest your weed plants. During this phase, the gravitational pull of the moon is at its strongest, which causes a surge in sap flow. This surge in sap flow can make it easier to harvest your plants and can improve the quality of your crop.
Tip #5: Focus on Pest Control During the Waning Moon Phase The waning moon phase is a time when weed plants slow down their growth, making it an ideal time to focus on pest control and weed removal. By focusing on pest control during this phase, you can prevent pest problems and promote healthy plant growth.
Tip #6: Use Natural and Organic Methods Lunar gardening is a natural and organic way to grow weed. Consider using natural pest control methods, such as companion planting, to protect your plants and promote healthy growth. This can help you produce a high-quality crop without relying on chemicals or synthetic fertilizers.
Tip #7: Experiment and Learn Growing weed according to lunar cycles is a dynamic and evolving process. Experiment with different planting and harvesting techniques, and learn from your successes and failures. By continually learning and adapting, you can optimize your plant growth and increase your yield.
Growing weed according to lunar cycles is a traditional practice that can lead to improved yield and healthier plants. By understanding the different phases of the lunar cycle and their effects on plant growth, growers can optimize their growing process and produce high-quality, organic weed. So why not give it a try? You might be surprised by the results.
My Favorite Lunar Strains
- Moonflower: This strain is said to be particularly well-suited for planting during the full moon phase. It is a sativa-dominant hybrid that is known for its uplifting and energizing effects.
- Blue Moonshine: This indica-dominant strain is thought to be ideal for planting during the waning moon phase. It is known for its potent sedative effects and is often used for pain relief and relaxation.
- Luna Rosa: This hybrid strain is said to be well-suited for planting during the new moon phase. It has a balanced blend of indica and sativa genetics and is known for its relaxing effects.
- Lunar OG: This indica-dominant strain is believed to be best planted during the waxing moon phase. It is known for its potent effects, including a strong body buzz and a sense of relaxation.
If you love weed and growing your own plants, this is a magical practice that is fun to experiment with. You can infuse some astrological incantations into your own cannabis plants.