We're sixteen days away from the official start of spring as folks will further their commitments to lawns, gardens and flower beds. Many will consult the Farmer's Almanac and additional publications from LSU's Agriculture Department. Some gardeners attest to the importance of the moon phases in assisting plant growth. Every 28 days our moon advances through four phases: new moon, first quarter, full moon and the dark of the moon or fourth quarter. During the first two phases, a larger appearing moon is referred to as waxing while the waning moon transfers from full to new. Gardeners contend that a waxing moon not only gravitationally pulls the oceans but all objects containing water for planting above-ground crops. Reversing the water cycle, below ground crops respond to a waning moon
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