Archive | December 2011

Using Moon gardening to make tomatoes bolt to seed!

Yes it works!

I planted a few Apollo tomatoes at a perfect planting time fertile Moon in a waxing phase and now they are lush with plenty of flowers and doing beautifully.

A few days later I planted another Apollo tomatoes at a fertile New Moon which is normally a time plants would bolt to seed. But since its a tomato I wanted it to bolt to seed!

And it certainly worked as now it has tomato fruits and minimal foliage and doing beautifully. So it has bolted to seed!


Ahhhh… the joys of Ancient Moon Gardening.


How does your garden grow?

Tomato slices

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Ancient Moon Gardening for December 2011





Moon Position and Phase

Ancient Moon Gardening

                                       Planting days

2nd 3rd 7th 8th Dec Waxing Fertile 2nd Quarter


Perfect for all planting,

especially fruity type vegetables.


11th Dec Full Moon  in Gemini

Official gardeners rest day! Especially as it’s a Total Lunar Eclipse. Join with friends and stay up to watch it as it will be spectacular!! Especially since it is visible here in Australia


13th Waning Fertile Moon 3rd Quarter


This is the perfect time to plant root crops.


22nd Dec


Sun enters Capricorn Happy Summer Solstice celebrations!
25th Dec


New Moon in Capricorn

Another rest day. And why not? We only get two each month!

Merry Christmas to you all.

29th Dec


Waxing Fertile

1st Quarter


Perfect for all planting,

especially leafy type vegetables.


Now you know when to plant – you will want to know when to

prune to enhance growth,

prune to reduce growth,



and harvest crops.


All this and more in the Ancient Moon Gardening Super Almanac – the perfect gift for every gardener!

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