Archive | July 2016

In Harmony with Mother Nature using Moon Gardening for July 2016

Hello and welcome to July; a darn chilly month here in southern Victoria!

There is still many plants thriving in the garden and I have broad beans growing madly as well as various  varieties of chinese greens. Everything else is in slow down mode.

For a quick look at the planting dates just scroll down. For my complete newsletter with the planting dates, star tips, what stars you see at night, and much more just clink on this link.

2016 7 July Earth Moon and Stars Newsletter with Kerry Galea print version

May your month be full of natures abundance and smiles!

Atlanta Botanical gardens sculpture planted with annuals





Ancient Moon Gardening

 Gazing out the window I can see the veggie patch and remember last month when I said I was going to have a word to the Nandinas to tell to colour up…..or else!

Well…. I went out and gave them the hard word and it looked at me and to my mind’s eye said “speak for yourself!” Somewhat abashed I retreated. Later that week I was wandering through the local nursery and spotted a white Erica who said to my mind’s eye…. “wouldn’t I look good snuggled up between the two   Nandinas”.

Yes, yes and yes, … they do look marvellous and it does pay to follow ones inner voice as they are great sight with the Erica’s white flowers and spiky lime green foliage highlighting the reddish bushiness of the Nandina.





Moon Position and Phase Ancient Moon Gardening

Planting and sowing days

4th July New Moon in Cancer


Rest and do nothing! Cultivate and grow unconditional love.
11th July Waxing Fertile 1st Quarter Perfect for all sowing and planting.

Especially for vegetables whose leaves we eat.


12th 13th 14th 15th 18th July Waxing Fertile 2nd Quarter Perfect for all sowing and planting.

Especially for vegetables that bear fruits or seeds for eating.


20th July Full Moon in Capricorn Official gardeners rest day so do nothing and smile! Harvest and share respect for tough-mother love.


23rd 24th July Waning Fertile Moon 3rd Quarter 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 sample copy for yourself.   Enjoy your garden!           Kerry Galea