Posted: 10/09/2012 at 11:33
Don't be daft! It isn't gardening by moonlight!
It's gardening according to the phases of the moon. The simplest is simply the waxing phase for planting things that do their stuff above ground - leaves, flowers and fruit - and the waning for plants whose roots are of interest so taking cuttings and divisions and sowing or planting root veg.
Then there's the more complicated version using the relative position of the moon in the sky from one night to the next. When it's rising, plant or sow above ground plants. When it's descending, rooty stuff.
And finally the bio-rythmic version which takes into account the moon's passage through the zodiac - Air signs for flowers, Earth signs for roots, Fire signs for fruits and Water signs for foliage. This version also has best days for harvesting crops for keeping.
There are also days when it's best just to do garden maintenance and not sow, plant or harvest anything and days when it's best to go out and have fun or read a catalogue.