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Natasha    Posted 03-09-2004 at 13:50:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
am doing a research paper over planting by the signs in my Appalachian Studies class any information you or your friend have would be greatly appreciated.

please email me back

Thank you very much,

donna in w.v    Posted 03-09-2004 at 18:52:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
fol is an old mountain man .he has lived on this mountain for 77 years never left ex. for 4 years during korean war. he always tell me when to plant the tomatoes by the moon .always have a good crop even when my neighbors have lousy crops. don't know why it works but i don't question it anymore.

SusieQ    Posted 03-09-2004 at 16:00:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Go to Old Farmers Almanac website, click into moon signs, it will give you the signs to plant various veggies.......believe me it does work, my thinking, as my parents, and their parents, do it right the first time, heed the signs, when one only has one growing season, it pays to read up before planting anything in the ground. Good luck with the report.

Burrhead    Posted 03-09-2004 at 15:57:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
yeah the moon signs work fer farming.

With yer animals it works specially well for deworming, dehorning, castration and weaning.

For your ground crops if ye foller the signs right it does good for crops, setting fence post, cutting fence post and even splitting wood and the likes.

Cindi    Posted 03-09-2004 at 15:38:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is a gardening forum at the old farmer's almanac online site...maybe they can help?

Del    Posted 03-09-2004 at 14:35:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Planting by the signs doesn't hurt.Several times I seen when it has made a difference.One of my friends planted half his pumpkins by the sign and half out of the sign, those planted by the signs were better, same fertilizer, same spray, same field.He and I did a little test with tomatoes one year and those in the signs were better. Many times in my farm crops I'll see a difference in yield when planting dates are a week or so apart. Farmer planting thousands of acres can't wait on the signs but I would not be surprised if they see a difference in yields.

hay    Posted 03-09-2004 at 14:07:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
some "old timers" would swear by planting by the moon . I, myself, always planted in the ground. ha ha ha,. all jokes aside, i know of several people that would plant, cultivate, harvest or kill weeds by certain signs of the moon. they swear it works great. i have heard that for any crops that make underground, plant in the dark of the moon and the crops on top to plant in the light or full of the moon. i never saw much difference either way in my own experience.

Ron,Ar    Posted 03-09-2004 at 13:57:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Would that be a Burma Shave sign?
No, I'm kidding, I myself don't plant by the signs but most old timers do in some form or another. There are folks here that can help you seriously.
"School zones,please drive slow. Let our little shavers grow. Burma Shave"
I just couldn't resist it:^)

Natasha    Posted 03-09-2004 at 14:03:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Actually I am a Sophomore in college, going into nursing so they require me to have a humanities and I thought no better class than a class about my heritage

Ron,ar    Posted 03-09-2004 at 16:07:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
then I guess Burma Shave signs was a complete mystery to you, shows ya how old I am:^)
Speaking of signs I remember when digging holes, if ya dig it at the wrong time of the moon, you won't have enough dirt to fill it back in with.

Jim(MO)    Posted 03-09-2004 at 14:08:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pick up a copy of the farmers almanac. If you can find the Foxfire series of books (library) I think there is a lot of info in them. Hey, they are all about early Appalachian life.

Jessie    Posted 03-09-2004 at 14:48:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have always planted and tended animals by the signs.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-09-2004 at 15:26:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I find my cattle by the signs they're out.

Michael M    Posted 03-09-2004 at 16:13:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Only signs around here all say "No Trespassing".

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