You won't have to get up in the middle of the night to sow your carrots! Country folk - and repeat buyers of this book, which has been published annually for over thirty years - know that planning their work in harmony with the rhythms of the moon produces better crops. It's that easy. They get higher yields and better flavour in vegetables. Flowers produce stronger displays and heightened colour. This gardening guide computes everything you need to know about the daily influence of the moon and the planets. With its full 15-month daily calendar, it creates an essential timetable for the year ahead and is also a fine means of self-discipline for keen gardeners.
Nick Kollerstrom is a historian of science, a former honorary research fellow in Science and Technology Studies at University College, London (UCL), and a former lunar gardening correspondent for the BBC. He has been writing Gardening and Planting by the Moon since 1980.