Posted: 06/02/2013 at 23:16
I used moon cycles for sowing all my seeds a few years ago and had excellent germination results. I then tried using the moon cycles to determine what I did in the garden on a given day and again had good results. I didn't keep records but I did generally find my time was more productive if only because having set out to weed or prick out, or lift and divide, prune and so on, that was what I did without being distracted by other jobs.
Last year I had to have surgery for a slipped disc and that severely limited my time in the garden. This year it's surgery for new feet so my garden is now a weedy, overgrown mess. When I do get back out there I'll be following the lunar cycle so I concentrate my energies on doing one job well at a time and I won't be staring at the rest and feeling overwhelmed.
There's an easy calendar guide here - http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/Moon_Planting.asp