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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2014, 10:19 AM »
If you're going to be experimenting with this idea in your yard, you'll have to come up with some way to identify those potentially favorable periods. All I'm saying is, if you do that, why not post those times here so others can experiment as well? It's something I'd be willing to try, but I'm not motivated enough to try to figure out those favorable times myself.
 

Owen Reich

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« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2014, 03:23 PM »
Sure, if I did pursue this study, I'd lay it out properly and potentially have others involved.  The ultimate question is:  Is it worth gathering all the data, spending the time and money, etc?

There are a ton of variables.  I'll work on learning more.  For now a study isn't possible.  One day though.
 

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« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2014, 12:41 AM »
  I'm an avid bass angler and it's a proven fact that fish and land animals are more active during the major moon phases. So it makes sense that plants are affected by the moon also.
 

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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2014, 04:28 AM »
Yes!
 

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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2014, 05:26 AM »
  Source. Don't tell me you like to whack 'em too!
 

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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2014, 10:20 AM »
We've gone to the Dark Side....... of the Moon.  Almost 3 pound croppie I caught in Florida.  We base our fishing trips in part on lunar calendars.

Getting back to the thread, I found this on a Spanish website.  I'll see what I can translate .

New Moon                                   First Quarter                       Full Moon                               Third Quarter


Period of Extensive                     (       Period of Extensive Higher Water          )                 Period of Extensive Low Water
Low Water         

7 Days Intensive                                                          (7 Days Intensive High Water) 
Low Water

       
Sap descends and is concentrated      * Sap starts to rise               *Sap rises into the canopy                     *Sap drops to branches
concentrated  in the roots.                 into trunk and branches       to branches, leaves, fruit, and flowers       and trunk
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« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2014, 12:22 PM »
Oh yeah! Nice fellers!

   I miss a lot of fish looking at trees now! Lol

I Was looking for rocks(fishing) for ror projects the other day with my daughter 5, on the illegal side of a stretch of the Des Plaines river. ;)

Copper stopper and told me people were worried about my daughter falling in. Boy do I feel sorry for those folks' kids! No exposure. Damn city folk!

Going to a lake/pond at my brothers today, and Lake Michigan tomoro before the air show. Slab Huntin!

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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2014, 05:14 PM »
  Good luck!
 

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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2014, 05:51 AM »
 

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« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2014, 06:47 AM »
Prune, fish, and trade stocks, all in the same day.!

My mom is a nurse, nightshift. Every full moon made for some stories.
People, plants, fish.

We are all lunarly influenced.
 

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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2014, 08:18 AM »
John, I saw all the stock stuff too  ;D.  I'm putting it all on DuPont the next full moon.
 

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« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2014, 10:21 AM »
Interesting that the market is effected, although I'm sure it's more of a human behavioral influence than capital. 

I can't believe that something that is able to make huge changes in the our oceans, would NOT have an influence on the rest of the things that have large percentages of water within their structures, humans, trees, plants, animals etc. This seems like common sense to me. 

Although the application for practical use in pruning and potting still escapes me.  Perhaps if you could take your Japanese cycle and add common practices for each quarter?
 

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« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2014, 10:34 AM »
Good idea.  You caught me during a morning of research.  I will eventually check heavy cutbacks in late winter and repotting timing in Osaka.  The really hard part is all the variables.  The moon being just one.  Temp change, day length, each species' natural rhythms (part of which is likely associated with the moon) etc. make this a seriously difficult thing to research.  Isolating lunar influence would likely cost about 100x more than I have to check. 

I would love about 2 Graduate Students and the infrastructure to work on this.  First, I'd need a Doctorate.  For now, I'll look at late winter pruning and repotting times.

Good idea Judy.  How about a Lunar Calendar challenge.  I call out Judy, Minogame, and John K.  You have 24 hours...... or donate $100 to The Pacific Bonsai Museum.
 

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« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2014, 11:09 AM »
I also think there would be a difference in location - hemisphere-wise - because the earth is not on a perfect axis and neither is the moon, some areas may have a stronger reaction to the proximity of the moon. If you think about how this affects the tides alone - stronger tides/higher tides at certain times of day compared to others and then super high tides at specific full moons.

There are definitely a lot of variables!
 

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« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2014, 12:04 PM »
Well, I think in general terms about this, but I'm sure that others are far more detailed about how and what is to be done.

As I understand it, you'd want a waning and descending moon to do maintenance pruning, and for retarding growth.  
You'd want to do pruning to stimulate growth during the waxing and ascending moon phase.

I know there are differing times for planting depending on whether it's seed, or plant, and even for root crops and above ground crops.  Also differing times for planting fruiting and flowering as opposed to ornamental things.  
But I would say that overall a waning moon is the best for planting and transplanting.  

There are also barren times that seem to be best for weeding and not a time to do work of any import.

Here are a couple links to a calculator, and the farmers almanac that has a 2 month calendar for free by day. The moon sign calc. is based by location, so it takes all that in account.  The almanac is basically for North America I believe.

http://www.moonsigncalendar.net/moonphase.asp?Tagzahl=20&Monat=8&Jahr=2014&zeitzone=5

http://farmersalmanac.com/calendar/gardening/

I will be interested in seeing a workable calendar, I will try to make something simple up if no one else comes up with a basic one.

I thought the PNC just had a change of management, and they were doing well?  Not that $100 donation would be badly placed there for sure! I guess you must have gotten a chance to visit last year Owen?

Oops, just realized that I ditto'd the almanac link that Owen has in post#1.... but it's a good link!
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