Put the Moon to work in your garden. Growing by the lunar rhythms dates back to many ancient civilizations and is increasingly popular with gardeners today. The Moon has been part of the planting and growing process of most early cultures throughout the world. It affects the large masses of water such as oceans (tides) and rivers but also asserts an influence on very small bodies of liquid as can be found in plants (sap). When water is rising during the Waxing Moon, seeds sown and crops planted can more easily take up liquids than those sown in the waning phase.