Planting by the signs

This article in Appalachian Magazine explores the tradition of planting by the signs. Back in the day, people like my Appalachian mamaw looked to the stars to decide the best time to plant their gardens.

The complex system was based on the waxing and the waning of the moon as well as whether certain astrological signs were barren or fertile. This article exams the fascinating process used by people for whom a successful garden meant the difference between eating and starving.

You’ll learn about the traditions of planting by the sign and what NASA scientists discovered when they tried to put this practice to the test.

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