I’m still trying to get my head around this lunar planting thing. Lots of info out there and nothing that’s really concise for Sydney. (Oh for a Farmer’s Almanac!) From what I can glean off the internet, it’s not just the moon, it’s also the star signs (really?). Here’s a summary for my future use.
WAXING MOON (the moon is growing, pulling plants upwards)
Full phase, Annual Flowers, Hay, Cereal Grains & Oil Seeds, Cucumbers, Melons, Leeks and Shallots.
Week 1 (new moon), plant or plant out green leafy vegetables (lettuce, basil, celery…). Good for plants that bear seeds on the outside
Week 2 (first quarter), plant or plant out fruiting/seeding plants (eggplant, capsicum, tomatoes…). Good for plants that bear seeds on the inside.
WANING MOON (the moon is shrinking, pulling plants down into the ground)
Week 1 (full moon), Roots vegetables (potatoes, radishes, carots…). Also perennial fruit plants, vegetables and herbs. It’s also the time to take cuttings and divide plants.
Week 2 (last quarter), NO PLANTING
Also, NO PLANTING 12 hours before and after the change of phases: New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon and Last Quarter.
And then there’s the zodiac (really?)…
Or is it …. ?
Roots relate to earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
Leaves relate to water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)
Flowers relate to air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)
Fruit and seeds relate to fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)