We’ve touched lightly here about planting by the phases of the moon. This article in Wired magazine discusses research that might point that direction. I’ve always been intrigued by “folk wisdom” because sometimes we’re not as advanced as we think we are, and some of the old ways survived severe trials before becoming accepted. This article might speak to that to some degree.
Here’s a sample:
Brown decided to investigate the most fundamental biological process he could think of: metabolism. He studied sprouting potatoes—in experiments that ran for years—as well as bean seeds, mealworm larvae, chick eggs, and hamsters, shielding them all from changes in temperature, pressure, and light. Although they were supposedly cut off from the outside world, he saw patterns in their metabolic rate that matched not just the movements of the sun and moon, but pressure and weather changes in the Earth’s atmosphere. Even the potatoes “knew” not just the hour but the season of the year. It was as if life were pulsing in time with the planet.