Above ground vegetables should be planted while the moon is waxing or in the second quarter. This is the time when the moon phases are advancing from the new moon to the full moon and growing brighter or waxing. It is believed that the growing influence of the moon, during this period, promotes germination and above ground growth.
Above ground crops are the most abundant plants to occur in nature. Most home gardens have a majority of above ground plants. The care and maintenance of them requires an understanding of each individual species and their growth requirements.
For the planting times in your area see the moonGROW Moon Phase Planting Zones chart. The following list of plants covers the most common of the above ground crops.