Crystals and Their Effect on Vegetable Gardens


Crystals provide a light-catching design element in the garden. They also may distract birds from eating seeds and fruit, add beauty and, if you believe in tales of their mystical powers, attract good energy for a bountiful harvest. Consider crystals and their effects on vegetable gardens when you are planning a new garden design or refreshing an existing space.

Moss agate

Moss agate is known as the "gardener's talisman." It is said to increase flower and plant productivity. Bury stones in four corners of your garden or tie them to sticks or tree branches to experiment with their effects.


Malachite is said to protect the garden from the negative impact of electromagnetic fields. Wear stones on a pendant or bracelet while working in the garden, or place stones in the garden itself.

Green calcite

Loud environments full of commotion might benefit from the presence of green calcite. It is traditionally used as a soothing crystal for people and animals. Place it in your garden to encourage tranquility.


Quartz is commonly used to attract positive energy to a garden. Bury pieces of quartz in a circle around ailing plants to encourage strength and regeneration.


A symbol of fertility, moonstone can be hung from branches near your garden to encourage lush growth. Moonstones are also thought to encourage psychic abilities. Try wearing them while you garden and see if you feel more in tune with what your vegetables need.

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About this Author

Splitting her time between New York's Hudson Valley and Seattle, Fossette Allane has been writing about food, gardening, and culture since 1997. Her work has been published in newspapers and journals including "The Boston Phoenix" and "FENCE," and on various blogs. She has a master's degree in social work from Hunter College and a B.A. in theater from Oberlin College. She currently teaches undergraduates.