Synopses & Reviews
The sun, the moon, the stars... and a flourishing garden
"It is not my intention to argue the merits of 'moon planting' or 'planting by the signs' but rather to set forth as clearly as I can the accumulated wisdom of the centuries regarding astrological gardening. Something that has endured so long must surely have had a reason for coming into being in the first place.
"Astrology is the study and use of the forces of nature as an aid in obtaining the highest possible degree of success. I believe that if you use the advice in this book, you will have a more productive garden, grow more nutritious vegetables and fruits -- and your gardening activites will also provide you with a lot of good, clean fun!"
-- Louise Riotte, author
Astrological gardening has been practiced for centuries, and author Louise Riotte's 40 years of planetary planting have confirmed its usefulness. She identifies ideal astrological conditions for planting and harvesting a wide range of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -221).
About the Author
Beloved author and life-long gardener Louise Riotte passed away in 1998 at the age of 89. During her life, she wrote twelve books on gardening, companion planting, and garden lore, among them the ever-popular Carrots Love Tomatoes. Her father taught her how to practice astrology, while her mother was an herbalist. Together they greatly influenced her life and her books, including Roses Love Garlic, Astrological Gardening, Sleeping with a Sunflower, Catfish Ponds & Lily Pads, and Raising Animals by the Moon. Riotte was an artist as well as a writer, and her own drawings appear in all of her books. She took great pride in her garden near her home in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Table of Contents
1 Planting by the Moon's Phases
2 Planting by the Signs
3 Organic Gardening is a MUST
4 Planning Your Astrological Garden
5 Pest and Disease Control
6 Understanding Water
7 Once in a Blue Moon
8 Vegetables Can Keep You Fit
9 The Herbal Connection
10 Sprouts: Nutrition by Sun Power
11 Artichokes and Other Edible Flowers
12 Venus, the Bee Star
13 Fruit for Good Eating
14 The Beautiful World of Berries
15 Trees and the Signs
16 Let There Not Be Light
17 The Cemetery Working
18 Tired of Mowing the Lawn?
19 Teach Your Children
20 The Value of Cell Salts
Power of pH Chart
Map of Zones
List of Suppliers