Archive | December 2012

Grow Well! Moon Gardening and Tips for December 2012

Dates

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Moon Position and Phase Ancient Moon Gardening

 

Planting days

1st 2nd Dec Waning Fertile Moon

3rd Quarter

A perfect time to plant root crops.
8th 9th 10th 11th Dec Waning Fertile Moon 4th Quarter Maintenance only
13th Dec New Moon in Sagittarius

 

Put your feet up to rest and do nothing! Plan on growing a search for knowledge.

 

15th 18th 19th

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Waxing Fertile 1st Quarter Perfect for all sowing and planting. Especially for vegetables whose leaves we eat. 

 

23rd 24th 25th Dec Waxing Fertile 2nd Quarter Perfect for all sowing and planting. Especially for vegetables that bear fruits or seeds for eating.

 

28th Dec Full Moon

in Cancer

Official gardeners rest day so do nothing. J Cultivate and share an attitude of nurturing yourself and others.

 

30th Dec Waning Fertile Moon

3rd Quarter

A perfect day to plant root crops.
AEDT

Times are correct for Vic NSW and Tas

 S.A. subtract ½ hour. QLD subtract 1 hour

W.A subtract 3 hours  N.T subtract 1.5 hours

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! 

 

Order the Ancient Moon Gardening Super Almanac – a fantastic tool for all gardeners!

 

Moon Gardening Tips

How to make a Russian Happy!

There it was; a Black Russian. And I could not say “No”!

Recently I had filled my veggie garden, but suddenly got my hands on a different species of tomato; the reputed Black Russian. He was healthy looking, but incredibly pot bound and he needed to be in the ground.

But the timing was wrong. I should wait to plant him in a waxing fertile time in over two weeks, but I knew he couldn’t wait.  So what does an avid Moon Gardener do?

 

I consulted the Almanac and picked the best time that I could. The Moon was waning, which was not good, but at least it was fertile, which was good. And a half happy Russian is better than a dead one. 

 

So Moon Gardening can fit in with the little odd things that pop up in life. It’s certainly better to pick the best of the best times. But sometimes we have to pick the best of the bad times. Just like life! 

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.Pressing the harvest