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Ancient Moon Gardening

Ancient Moon Gardening, also known as Lunar Gardening, is a traditional technique used to live in harmony with Mother nature, maximise crop growth and production, and to increase the beauty of gardens.

The Moon position coincides with plant growth and the ancients have been using this for thousands of years. It combines Moon Phase with Fertile and Barren Moon Signs and is easy to use; and it works!

You can use Moon timing to manage your gardens, farms, and all species feathered, finned and furred!

Gardening and land management is easier, crops are productive, flowers bloom beautifully, and diseases and parasites in animals and crops are easily controlled!

You have two choices

The Ancient Moon Gardening Mini Planting Guide is available in a FREE newsletter. This will give you the best planting days.

The Ancient Moon Gardening Easy Planning Calendar is an easy to read one page per month calendar. To see it is to understand it!
So pop over to http://www.ancientmoongardening.com.au to see a copy for yourself.

All dates and time are Australia AEST
or AEDT for the summer. 

And the Special Introductory Deal for a 12 months membership is a money back guarantee if you are not happy after the first season! 

It is only $30 emailed
$48 printed and posted
To see a sample please go to http://www.ancientmoongardening.com.au


What a special gift this would make for a loved one!

Payment is via cheque or direct deposit to a bank account. I could put a big PAY NOW button and you would join a computer run program. But it’s not my style.
I prefer either email or phone contact with you to ensure you are getting what you want, and what you expect.

So come and join with all the members living in harmony with the land. Have Mother Nature on your side. This system has been used for thousands of years, and it works!

These days we need the “edge” to maintain crop production and have beautiful plants in the garden; easily!

There is more information, and an in-depth article on my other website www.ancientmoongardening.com and I am happy to come and speak, or do workshops, to any group. 

And please let me know if you have any questions. I love my work, and I want to make your experience the best it can be.

Email me by this form,

or scroll down for more information on Moon Gardening


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Do you want to know how it works?

Read this Quick Guide to Ancient Moon Gardening

With Kerry Galea

Using the cycle of the Moon for productive and beautiful gardens

Ancient Moon gardening is the art of working in harmony with the Moons natural rhythm. This will increase the beauty and productivity of your garden.  And once in harmony with nature it is surprising how easy gardening becomes. The system uses the combination of Moon Phase with the Fertile and Barren signs.

Moon Phase

When the moon is getting bigger, known as waxing, the life force or energy is going into a growing phase. So it’s time to plant shrubs, trees seeds, seedlings, apply foliage fertilisers, treat plant diseases, and prune to stimulate growth.

When the moon is getting smaller, known as waning, the life force or energy is going into the roots. Now it’s time to apply organic manure, plant your roots crops

(3rd quarter only), prune to retard growth, kill weeds, cultivate the ground, and do your maintenance.

Fertile or Barren Moon Signs

Some signs are fertile (1st best), or semi fertile (2nd best) and some are barren. The Moon moves through the zodiac and is in each sign for approximately 2 (and a bit) days.

Planting, pruning, transplanting and spraying should be done in fertile or semi fertile Moons. The fertile days are better than the semi fertile days; although in most cases there is no difference. But the fertile days are preferred when planting or moving large or expensive plants.

When the Moon is in barren signs it is time to harvest for storage, and to weed.

The idea of Fertile and Barren Moons has been used since humankind put pen to paper; and possibly before that!  They were written as if they were common knowledge. This is different to the Steiner model developed in the 1930’s which uses the fire, earth, air, and water signs.

Combining Phase and Sign

When the Moon is waxing and in a fertile sign; plant, sow, re-pot, transplant, spray and feed.  It’s also time to prune, tip-prune and dead head plants to encourage lush growth.

When the moon is waxing and in a barren sign; it’s time to concentrate on maintenance.

When the Moon is waning and in a fertile sign; its time to prune to retard growth. For instance it is a great time to mow lawns, and cut hedges . You can plant your root crops at the 3rd quarter waning.

When the moon is waning and in a barren sign, then harvest your crops as loss through mould and mildew is reduced.

Finally, do not do any planting or pruning on the New or Full Moons. The New Moon can lead to plants bolting to seed, and the Full Moon can lead to distorted and twisted growth of plants and crops. Unless bolting to seed or unusual crops is what you want! You can treat animals for worms, parasites, ticks and fleas at a Full Moon.

  Contact me for further information on my Mini and Easy Planning Calendar and enjoy your garden.


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1. Kerry Galea - August 8, 2009

Hello Nikki,
I like things simple! That’s why I don’t have fancy colour coded boxes or confusing circles. All I simply do is tell you what to do – on what days!

The dates are on the left, then I list the moon position and phase (for those who like to know), then I list what you can do on those days.

I provide the planting dates and times completly free on this site and in my newsletter. Or for a small fee you have the dates to prune (for growth or to retard growth), harvest, weed, fertilize, and much much more!

Thank you for your interest and happy gardening!

2. nikki taylor - August 3, 2009

a SIMPLE moon gardening guide would be great most are too fussy
thank you

3. lynne - April 10, 2009

could you please email me the simple moon gardening guide.
this information would be appreciated

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