Recently I have been looking into lunar planting and tried sowing by the moon for my second planting of onions. The first planting of onions was done before I read about planting by the moon so they offer a good comparison.
The onions above are both amish bottle onions and are grown from fresh seed. The pot on your right was planted Jan 22nd which unbeknownst to me was a not a good lunar time to plant. It is said seeds sown at this time tend to rot. The ones on the left were sown Feb 7th which was a good lunar time to plant roots crops during the new moon phase. I'd say the lunar planting worked well in this case.
With that said, these red torpedo onions that Daphne sent were seeded on Jan 22nd. They grew fine even though they were planted during a time seeds tend to rot.
Factoring in the variables I still think the onions planted by the proper lunar dates did grow much better then the ones planted willy nilly. This season I will be doing a planting chart so I can plan ahead and plant on the proper dates. I will be following the Online Farmers Almanac dates this season which are easy to decipher and they are free.
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