Archive | December 2010

Gardening Dead Ends – Moon gardening will help!

Pruning can get us into trouble. Have you ever cut back a bush or tree and been left with branches where the last few centimeters are dead? It’s unsightly and can also cause rot later on.  

Pruning is best done at a fertile time where the plant can “heal” the wound. If you want to reduce growth, as in hedges or in lawns, then prune at a waning fertile time. If you want to encourage lush growth for bushes and especially roses at the moment, then prune at a waxing fertile time.

Happy Gardening!

Ancient Moon Gardening Mini Almanac – Dec 2010

Lunar libration. see below for more descriptions

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Moon Position and Phase                               Planting Days
6th Dec New Moon In Sagittarius at 4.35am


Rest Day today! Although it is a good day to “think” about adding something new and different into the garden. 
8th –  9th12th – 14th Dec Waxing Fertile 1st Quarter Perfect for all planting, especially leafy type vegetables. 
17th  – 18th Dec Waxing Fertile 2nd Quarter Perfect for all planting, especially fruity type vegetables. 
21st DecSummer


Full MoonWith Lunar total Eclipse in Gemini at 7.13pm


Another official gardener’s rest day – so do nothing.  🙂Catch up with a friend or talk to fellow gardeners.


None Waning Fertile Moon 3rd Quarter There are no perfect days to plant root crops this month.  
AEST S.A. subtract ½ hour.  QLD subtract 1hr in summer. W.A Subtract 2 hours.

 N.T subtract ½ hr in winter and 1.5 hours in summer. In N. Z add 2 hours


When you want to know when to prune to enhance growth, prune to reduce growth, when to fertilize, weed, and harvest crops, order the Ancient Moon Gardening Super Almanac – a MUST HAVE for dedicated gardeners.


Kerry Galea  Astrology, Palmistry and Ancient Moon Gardening

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