Hello and Welcome to May,
This is the last month of Autumn and the winter crops should be growing strong by now; except those of you in drought!
May the rain sprinkle down with warm days to help the growth. We need all the help we can get and Moon Gardening is marvellous to keep us in sync with Mother Nature and her rhythms of growth.
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Scroll down for an excerpt with the best days to plant by the Moon.
In the garden as I gaze out the window, I can see the veggie patch and right now it looks so very bare! The pumpkins have been harvested (Jap and Butternut), the broad beans are planted where the tomatoes used to be and I am ready for more plantings. The eggplants will remain to see if they give another crop next year.
The olive tree received a severe prune and it has taken 2 long years but I have a crop again….it’s a small one but a crop nether-the-less. The fig, that I planted to stay small but is determined to be huge, is still giving beautiful figs which the birds have not found. Yippee
The autumn coolness has revived the roses and once more I have their flowers to admire, while the natives are continuing to look gorgeous and feed the bees.
All the very best to you and may you continually experience the joy of nature in the coming month.
|Moon Position and Phase||Ancient Moon Gardening
Planting and sowing days
|7th May||New Moon
|Rest and do nothing. Cultivate and grow love for the serenity of nature.|
|10th 11th||Waxing Fertile 1st Quarter||Perfect for all sowing and planting.
Especially for vegetables whose leaves we eat.
|17th 18th 19th 20th||Waxing Fertile 2nd Quarter||Perfect for all sowing and planting.
Especially for vegetables that bear fruits or seeds for eating.
|22nd May||Full Moon
|Official gardeners rest day so do nothing. J
Harvest and share love of exploring.
|25th 26th||Waning Fertile Moon
|Plant root crops|
|AEST Correct for VIC NSW TAS QLD. Subtract ½ hr in SA. Subtract 2 hrs in WA. Subtract ½ hr NT. Add 2 hrs NZ
The Super Almanac has timing for every possible garden task.
Pop over to my website to see a copy for yourself. Enjoy your garden! http://www.ancientmoongardening.com.au