Archive | October 2012

4 easy ways to manage a beautiful garden

Come and Learn how to use the phases of the Moon

Ancient Moon Gardening

Presented by Kerry Galea

Learn all you need to know to about this ancient practice of living in harmony with the land and with Mother Nature to produce beautiful gardens and abundant crops in an easy and natural way.

Learn what are the best days to plant, prune, harvest, weed & feed. This helps reduce the time you have to spend on the maintenance of your garden & gives you more success with seedings, propagation & plant survival.

Giving you more time to enjoy & healthier & lush looking garden as well as abundant crops.

When: Saturday 20th Oct from 10 AM to 1 PM

Where: Mirador Springs; 95 Haynes Track Trafalgar Sth

How Much: $45 per person; notes, morning tea & garden

entry included

Call to book on 5633 1993 or

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This workshop is part of

Gardivalia Garden Festival.

Mirador Springs

Garden & TeaHouse is open from 10 – 4PM

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Grow Well! Ancient Moon Gardening October 2012 – loving the land with lunar gardening




Moon Position and Phase

Ancient Moon Gardening


Planting days

2nd 3rd 4th Oct Waning Fertile Moon

3rd Quarter

Plant root crops only
8th 9th Oct Waning Fertile Moon 4th Quarter Maintenance only
15th Oct New Moon

In Libra

Rest and do nothing physical, but plan for the month ahead. Cultivate an attitude of rest and readiness.


16th 17th 21st Oct Waxing Fertile 1st Quarter Perfect for all sowing and planting. And for vegetables whose leaves we eat.


22nd 25th 26th Oct Waxing Fertile 2nd Quarter Perfect for all sowing and planting. And for vegetables that bear fruits or seeds for eating.


30th Oct Full Moon

In Taurus

Official gardeners rest day, so do nothing.

Harvest an attitude of rest and peace.


Times are correct for Vic NSA and Tas S.A. subtract ½ hour. QLD subtract 1 hour in summer daylight saving time

W.A 3 hours in summer daylight savings time. N.T subtract 1.5 hours in summer daylight savings time.

In N. Z add 2 hours


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


  • prune to enhance growth,
  • prune to reduce growth,
  • fertilize,
  • weed,
  • harvest crops
  • treat pets for fleas and ticks
  • manage plant and animal diseases
  • and make gardening easier! 


Ancient Moon Gardening Super Almanac special offer – the first season is free!!

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