Full Worm Moon. Have you ever heard of the Worm Moon? If you haven’t, this is the name of the full moon for the month of March. It occurs on or after March 21.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the Worm Moon is also known as the Paschal Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Chaste Moon, Sugar Moon, and Sap Moon.

For many years, this name has been referred to the earthworms that emerge as the soil warms in spring time— attracting robins and other birds to feed, which is a sure sign of spring!

Moon and its Names

This Moon was named by Native American tribes after early spring and the awakening of nature: Crow Moon for the return of the crows, Snow Crust Moon for the crust that forms on top of the snow as it melts and refreezes, and Sap or Sugar Moon for when the maple sap runs.

The Celts referred to it as the Wind Moon and the Plough Moon because it was used to prepare the fields for the growing season!

So, how is this trivia beneficial to Cannabis enthusiasts? Read on…

Full Worm Moon: Cannabis Growing

The full moon has had an impact on all of us. We become more energized and active, both physically and emotionally. In fact,  in the time of full moon cycles, emergency rooms are even busier!

When cultivating cannabis using the moon’s calendar, cultivators can use the celestial body’s effects to improve plant health and productivity.

The moon’s waxing and waning phases provide a natural timetable that guides growers throughout the season.

High tides are caused by the moon’s gravitational pull. The moon, as it waxes from new to full, has a similar effect on soil moisture in the field or in a greenhouse, drawing it closer to the surface. The water in your garden rises with the tides. Because necessary moisture is more readily available, this has a positive effect on plant growth. Seeds absorb water more quickly—resulting in faster germination and fortified plant growth. 

Timing your gardening activities in accordance with the lunar cycle will let you make the most of the moon’s phases. Just imagine planting Cannabis during a descending moon. Knowing that the plant will take advantage of its needed nutrients to its full potential, this would mean yielding a high caliber product.

Holistic is Growing with Living Soil

Living Soil is a growing method that is based on the microbial life that exists within the soil. Mother Nature has evolved a symbiotic relationship between plants and soil microbial life over thousands of years, including fungi, bacteria, protozoa, and many other types. These microorganisms form a soil food web that aids in the feeding of plants.

We refer to living soil as the ecosystem in the soil and its relationship with plants. Its main goal is to take care of soil life. This way, soil life can take care of our plants. We feed not just the soil, but also the plants.

All of the most impressive genetic qualities of each unique cannabis strain are fully expressed in living soil, including the flavors, aromas, colors, and psychoactive effects that we enjoy medically or recreationally. That is why here at Holistic Releaf by Design, we prefer cannabis grown in living soil.

Worm Casting

Holistic Releaf grows with living soil— involving worm casting which is one of the best-kept methods for weed growing.

Worm castings are earthworm-produced organic fertilizers that act as excellent soil augmenters. Worm casting manure, also known as vermicast, is nothing more than earthworm excrement, also known as worm poop. It improves the health of cannabis plants and provides long-term nutrition without the use of harmful chemicals.

Benefits of Worm Casting

The advantages begin with the worm itself. It refines the organic materials it consumes, as it digests and then passes them. Minerals and trace elements, as well as nutrients, are reduced to their most usable form. The castings have a pH of 7.0, which is considered neutral.

Worm casting also has the following advantages:

  • Soil Absorption Improvement – worm castings increase soil absorbency, making moisture more consistently available to plants and preventing soil from drying out completely.
  • Beneficial Microbes – worms introduce a multitude of beneficial microbes, bacteria, and fungi into the finished product, ensuring the healthiest soil possible. Castings also contain humic acid, which aids plant nutrient absorption.
  • Seedling Development and Germination – worm castings are, in a nutshell, the superfood of garden plants. It promotes healthy plant growth, flowering, and even fruit production in general.
  • Composting Process Acceleration – when the season arrives, many gardeners add red wigglers, the composting worm, to their outdoor compost piles. This does not only expedite the composting process, but also add the benefits of worm casting to the finished product.
  • Certain Plant Diseases and Pests Reduction- castings can also help prevent plant diseases like root and crown rots and wilt diseases. But that’s not all, these castings also help with insect pests like aphids, mites, and mealy bugs!
  • Soil Structure Enhancement- worm castings also improve soil structure by improving aeration, drainage, and water retention!

Full Worm Moon Sale!

Finally, with all of the benefits that the Full Worm Moon provides, it’s time to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring! We’re starting things off with an all-flower deal from Holistic Releaf. Don’t miss out on the Full Worm Moon and our $25 an eight for all our holistic flowers!

If you want to learn more about our ongoing deals and promotions drop by at any of our stores: 

  • Great Falls:
    • Address: 6 Black Eagle Rd., Great Falls, MT 59404
    • Business schedules:Monday to  Saturday, from 10 am to- 7 pm , and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
    • Contact number: (406) 591-0660
  • Billings:
    • Address: 2860 Old Hardin Road, Suite D Billings, MT 59101
    • Business schedules:Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6:30 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
    • Contact number: (406) 969-1127

Live well, live holistic!