My favorite days in the astrological gardening calendar are the full moon and the new moon.
The basic premise of astrological gardening is that various gardening tasks are more successful when undertaken at certain phases of the moon. For example, when the light of the moon is increasing and moon appears to be getting bigger towards a full moon, it’s recommended to plant things that are planted for their leaves such as lettuce and herbs. And when the light of the moon is decreasing and it appears to be getting smaller towards a new moon, you’re supposed to plant things that are grow underground roots such as potatoes and bulbs.
When the moon is in its full stage as well as in its new stage, it’s a stopping point. To take a breath. Enjoy what’s been created. Smell the metaphorical roses. Or the actual ones if you have some in your garden.
The point is there is no actual work on these two days of the month. No weeding, no planting, no watering, no harvesting, no fertilizing, no pest control, no composting, or tilling or collecting seeds. Every garden does well with the rest. And so does every gardener.
Do nothing but a have a cup of tea on the porch. Or lemonade. Or a glass of wine. Enjoy.