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Moon Gardening September October 2008 September 3, 2008

Posted by Kerry in Moon Gardening.
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Welcome to the latest Moon gardening segment. For a reminder of how to use this information, please scroll down. All the best with your gardening this season

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2nd Sep Pisces to Libra

3rd Sep Libra

4th Sep Libra to Scorpio

5th Sep Scorpio

6th Sep Scorpio

7th Sep Sagittarius

8th Sep Sagittarius

9th Sep Sagittarius to Capricorn

10th Sep Capricorn

11th Sep Capricorn to Aquarius

12th Sep Aquarius

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14th Sep Aquarius to Pisces

15th Sep Full Moon Pisces

16th Sep Pisces to Aries

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18th Sep Aries to Taurus

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20th Sep Taurus to Gemini

21st Sep Gemini

22nd Sep Gemini to Cancer

23rd Sep Cancer

24th Sep Cancer

25th Sep Leo

26th Sep Leo

27th Sep Virgo

28th Sep Virgo

29th Sep Virgo to New Moon in Libra

30th Sep Libra

 

1st October Libra to Scorpio

2nd Oct Scorpio

3rd Oct Scorpio

4th Oct Sagittarius

5th Oct Sagittarius

6th Oct Sagittarius to Capricorn

7th Oct Capricorn

8th Oct Capricorn

9th Oct Capricorn to Aquarius

10th Oct Aquarius

11th Oct Aquarius to Pisces

12th Oct Pisces

13th Oct Pisces to Aries

14th Oct Aries

15th Oct Full Moon in Aries then Moon moves to Taurus

16th Oct Taurus

17th Oct Taurus to Gemini

18th Oct Gemini

19th Oct Gemini to Cancer

20th Oct Cancer

21st Oct Cancer

22nd Oct Cancer to Leo

23rd Oct Leo

24th Oct Leo to Virgo

25th Oct Virgo

26th Oct Virgo to Libra

27th Oct Libra

28th Oct Libra to Scorpio

29th Oct New Moon in Scorpio

30th Oct Scorpio

31st Oct Scorpio to Sagittarius

 

Gardening by the Moon

Kerry Galea

 Gardening by the Moon involves uses the Moons phases to find the right time to plant and maintain your garden. It increases the health of plants and the yield of crops. But sometimes it’s difficult to understand the reasons why we are supposed to do certain jobs at certain times. To make it simple, I will share with you my method of understanding Moon gardening that is easy to remember, and easy to use.

 First I will tell you two simple rules – then the two simple exceptions to the rules!

 Rule 1. Make use of the Moon Phase. When the moon is getting bigger, known as waxing, the life force or energy is going into a growing phase. So its time to plant seedlings, apply foliage fertilisers, and any activity where you want growth, foliage and general expansion.

When the moon is getting smaller, known as waning, the life force or energy is going into the roots. Now its time to apply organic manure, plant your roots crops, prune to retard growth, kill weeds and pests, cultivate, and strike plants that need a period of dormancy before they grow. But during the exact New and Full Moons it is best to avoid any activity.

 Rule 2. Find out the Moon Sign. The Moon moves through the zodiac and is in each sign for about 2 or 3 days. Some signs are fertile and some are barren. Planting should be done in fertile signs and maintenance performed in barren signs. If the moon is in Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn), or Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), it is considered to be fertile. If it is in Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) or Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) then its barren. But avoid the actual time of the New and Full Moons.

To remember this; just think literally – real earth and water are the ideal place to grow things so they must represent fertile signs. And fire is hot and burns, and air blows the dust around, so they must represent barren signs. But….see exceptions 1 and 2!

 Exception 1. Libra is an air sign and so should be barren, but it is really fertile. Why; because Libra is concerned with balance and harmony, and plants want to grow and bloom and be beautiful, just like the essential qualities of Librans.

Exception 2. Virgo is an earth sign and should be fertile, but is actually barren. Why; because Virgo is symbolically the untouched ideal, and very fussy, so it’s not a good time to plant things. These plants will be selective and hard to please. They find everything just too cold, too hot, too dry, too wet, too….do you get the idea?

 So for planting, select the waxing phase of the Moon and find the times the Moon is in fertile signs. And for garden maintenance or weeding, select the waning phase and the barren signs. But take care to avoid the peak New and Full Moons for any activity.

 Moon gardening can become a great deal more detailed in the times to plant leafy, root or fruiting crops, but to start your life of Gardening by the Moon, begin with this simple technique; and success will be yours.

 Kerry Galea

Comments

1. Hayley aka your loving daughter - September 3, 2008

Thanks for the tips!!! 🙂


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