Moon Calendar Gardening Guide

$13.50

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

This Moon Calendar is a concise and practical guide to growing edible and ornamental gardens. The double-sided laminated calendar has easy-to-follow directions. Discover the optimum time to plant, fertilise, cultivate and even when to fish to maximise your success.

The practice of moon gardening is based on the moon’s gravitational effect on the moisture in both plants and the soil, and to a lesser extent, on the effect of moonlight. Following the Moon Calendar ensures seeds germinate soonerplants are stronger and have higher crop yields.

There are a few annual moon calendars and posters available but they only last for a year and then you have to buy another one! What makes this calendar different is it’s a perpetual model that you just reset each month, year after year – a much more sustainable choice! Even better, it applies to any climate, anywhere in the world. [Scroll down to read more benefits]

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This Moon Calendar is a concise and practical guide to growing edible and ornamental gardens.

Using a moon calendar to optimise planting and harvests

The double-sided laminated lunar calendar has easy-to-follow directions. Discover the optimum time to plant, fertilise, cultivate and even when to fish to maximise your success. The practice of moon gardening is based on the moon’s gravitational effect on the moisture in plants (sap), the soil, water table and to a lesser extent, on the effect of moonlight. Following the Moon Calendar ensures seeds germinate sooner; plants are stronger and have higher crop yields.

7 Moon Calendar Benefits

This calendar is the best choice because it:

  1. never goes out of date (less waste and cheaper!);
  2. is great value (a perpetual model = buy once, use forever);
  3. is laminated (long lasting and easy to wipe clean outdoors);
  4. works in any climate, anywhere in the world;
  5. is just SO simple to use;
  6. is designed by farmers whose crop success depends on it working; and
  7. includes companion planting tips on the reverse side as an added bonus!

Why should I choose THIS Moon Calendar?

There are a few annual lunar calendars and posters available. However, other lunar calendars only last for a year. Then you have to buy another one! What makes this moon calendar so unique is it’s a perpetual model that you just reset each month, year after year. A much more sustainable and very economical choice! It’s also VERY simple and easy to follow – no complicated or confusing instructions.

How do I Use the Moon Calendar?

The full-colour A4-size calendar divides the 28-day lunar cycle into six periods of various lengths for different activities. It follows the waxing (rising) and waning (falling) moon cycle. This provides you with an invaluable monthly gardening routine that shows you the optimum times for each activity.

The colourful calendar has a laminated finish, making it even more practical for constant use indoors or outside in your garden shed. Just wipe it over or keep it on your fridge with a magnet.

On the first day of each month, simply align the new moon symbol on the rotating wheel with the date of the new moon for that month. Then just check the recommended activities for each day of the month. You’ll find the optimum times for sowing above and below ground crops, preparing soil, transplanting, pruning, fertilising, weeding, harvesting and even fishing!

Lunar Calendar: Shirley keeps her Moon Calendar on the kitchen bench to sow seeds at the best time for quick germination.

Shirley keeps her Moon Calendar on the kitchen bench to sow seeds at the best time for quick germination. Read her review on the results of her experiments!

What if I don’t follow the Moon Calendar exactly?

Life happens! So if you can’t manage to follow it now and then, don’t worry. You’ll have first hand evidence of the difference that timing makes in your garden and further proof that working with nature’s cycles has on your plants.

Do your own experiments! Try sowing seeds at the optimum time to take advantage of soil moisture. Then sow some when the timing is poor. Record the different results. How fast did your seeds germinate? How many? How healthy were the plants? Compare the yields. Test out fertilising and propagating and compare your results. The best proof will be your own experiences.

The calendar is great value and a practical gift for any gardener.

Is the Moon Calendar available on Amazon?

Yes! If you live in the United States and prefer to order through Amazon, you can order here. We have only recently listed the Moon Calendar on Amazon but the product is the same.

Do you ship the Moon Calendar to every country?

Yes! The calendar works everywhere and we send it all over the world. We have happy customers in many countries including the USA, UK, India, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Asia and United Arab Emirates.

To read more reviews, Q&A and feedback, please scroll up and click on DISCUSSION. 

VIDEO TESTIMONIAL

Helen C – Sydney, Australia shares her thoughts about using the Moon Calendar:

 

CUSTOMER FEEDBACK:

Michelle V, Texas US: I have the Moon Calendar and it’s amazing! Extremely easy to use and follow without all the fuss of the other moon calendars. I tried it for the first time this fall and was thrilled with the outcome. In Texas you get two planting seasons. Much more produce than I’ve ever had. I’d like to order 5 more calendars for friends.”

Felicity Geary, France: “Thank you so much for the calendar which arrived safely in France today. Really quick compared to most Oz posting! Just checked to find that I shouldn’t have planted all those seeds yesterday but hey. Better luck next time. Thank you.” 

Trish McGill, Australia: “I have been using the moon phases to garden for some time but had never seen such a fantastic compact and perpetual product.” 

Elena Hofferber, California, US: “Hi Anne, I love the moon calendar since it makes my gardening easier. May I add how quickly it arrived to California?” 

Deborah Geebel, Bli Bli, QLD Australia: “I have used my moon calendar now for about 4 years and like it lots.”

Lee Moles, Maleny Garden Club, QLD Australia: “I love my moon calendar. I’d like to order 3 more moon calendars. As for my experience, the cuttings phase did seem to work so well but the time of year is also against me I think for that particular plant.  Bulbs – storm lillies – have gone in according to the calendar and are booming. It helps me plan.  I always have a list that’s bigger than the time available.  It helps me prioritise. I planted garlic a few weeks ago during the ‘plant bulbs now’ time.  I planted some a week before that, in a ‘plant’ time but not for bulbs.  The 2nd planting of garlic have sprouted and are 5cm high. The others are yet to show.  Same source stock. You can’t deny the proof of your own eyes. It also applies to pots and propagating. Not that it shouldn’t, but the success/failures are now predictable.”

Wendy Jurco, Melbourne, Australia: “Hi Anne, I found the moon calendar very helpful in growing some tomatoes in pots and spring onions in polystyrene boxes. I added fertilizer as per the moon calendar and planted by the moon calendar. Everything grew well. As we live on a new block that has clay soil, that is why I used the pots and boxes. The tomatoes have self seeded in the pots and I have used the moon calendar again to fertilize them at the right time. A person that I talked to told me his father also grew vegetables by the moon. They did an experiment and grew vegetables using the cycles of the moon and another plot without using the right cycles of the moon. He told me that vegies that were planted at the right time grew better than the others.” 

Sylvia, Australia: “I love the moon calendar and use it all the time. My friends even ring me to ask when is the best planting time!”

Kathy McDonald, Sydney, Australia: “I have been using it for a number of years. It’s excellent. No problems. I think gardening by the moon cycles really works and this tool is very good.”

Simon Davey, NSW Australia: “I heard good things about cultivation by the lunar cycle. After looking around, I decided this perpetual calendar was a straightforward tool. Seeking an inclusive evaluation, I bought a few of them and gave them to garden-produce inspired friends of mine. Now that I understand the moon’s influence, no surprises that people are experiencing consistent positive results.”

Abeer Baghdadi, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: “Your Moon Calendar helped a lot. I got the best results with leafy greens. I used to have leggy lettuce leaves and other greens, but using the calendar made a huge difference with plants like tomatoes. I noticed that when I don’t use the calendar the plants would struggle, but when the second cycle of the moon comes the plants recuperate. So using the calendar is good in giving these plants a good start.”

Mark Shaw, Hawaii: “This is a fantastic tool for the gardener. It is so easy to use, very durable and the results are immediate. I have been using it now for 3 planting cycles, and the results have been very noticeable in how the plants seeds germinate and how they grow. I call it “My wheel of Fortune”. I highly recommend this as a gardening tool.”

Theresa Letch, WA Australia: “I love the Moon Calendar, and will use it as a guide when I start planting.”

Barbara Langdon, US: “I bought your moon calendar a few years ago and am moving surviving fruit trees and berry bushes while following it.”

Brooke Jacobson: “I started moon gardening earlier this year and have noticed a huge difference! Love it.”

Lynda Vertigan, QLD Australia: “Planted my ‘above ground’ seeds on Monday & planting some ‘above ground’ plants over the next couple of days. This method definitely makes a difference!”

Lee Moles, QLD Australia: “I used to think gardening by a moon calendar was a little bit like astrology or numerology. Just a stretch too far. So I set out to prove it to myself. A single bulb of garlic, split into two piles of cloves. The first lot planted when the mood took me. The second two and a bit weeks later and according to the moon calendar. The second lot shot up like there’s no tomorrow. The first lot have never appeared. Recently I gave a talk to the Chinchilla Garden Club and was sharing my success stories about the calendar. 3 hands shot up and it seems that one of them has run a commercial enterprise [for 3 generations] according to the moon. The other two run successful farms. So now all my gardening jobs are considered in light of the position of the moon. I become happier with the results every day. And more convinced it works.”

Jeanie Battersby, WA Australia: “Just wanted to let you know how excited we are since following the Moon calendar and mixing our potting mix following your Guide.  We put in 16 variety of seeds and within 5 days we have 13 up.  5 only took three days to emerge. The weather has just changed overnight here in Rockingham, WA from extremely hot and muggy to cool and threatening thunderstorm so have kept babies under patio today. We have made up more potting mix for our root crops just waiting for the right days to plant them. This is the best success in germinating we have ever had.”

Daniela, US: “I gave the Moon Calendar to a friend as a present and she is very happy with the quality of the product. It’s easy to use and the enclosed “how to use” instructions are helpful. This calendar can be used for a long time. I personally thought the customer service was outstanding. I would purchase from this seller again! A pleasant shopping experience!”

Bob Miller, US: “While I have only had your Moon Calendar two weeks now, I can see and appreciate the value of the product. For years I have bought and used the latest version of the Farmer’s Almanac and struggled through the maze of confusing data to get down to the meat of what and when to attack the tasks at hand.  With your Moon Calendar everything pertinent and needed to know is simply right there in front of me. I am loving it! Am looking forward to using this as my “go to” to help me improve my gardening techniques.”

Multiple Quantity Moon Calendar Orders

Quantity discounts apply for 3 or more Moon Calendar orders.

Moon calendars make great gift items for your gardening friends and family.  If you are an overseas buyer we can send you 3 calendars under the basic letter postage rate. For Australian buyers our extra postage charge would be less than a dollar.

Moon Calendar Gardening Guide
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Additional information

Weight 66 g
Dimensions 300 x 210 x 1.5 mm
No. in pack

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6 reviews for Moon Calendar Gardening Guide

  1. Maurice

    Does the calendar distinguish between sowing seeds and transplanting seedlings? I’d like to sow seeds in punnets then transplant them into the ground.

    • Anne Gibson

      Hi Maurice
      Great question! The timing for sowing seeds and transplanting seedlings is the same BUT the ideal dates referred to on the Moon Calendar each month, depend on whether you are sowing (or transplanting) root crops/bulbs or plants that grow above ground (like leafy greens or tomatoes). So, you follow the dates on the Moon Calendar to sow or plant out accordingly. For example, if you want to sow beetroot seeds (a root crop), and the ideal dates are the 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th of October, then you would aim to sow them on one of those dates. If you wanted to transplant the seedling once it is mature, then again, ideally choose a root crop date. The same applies for above ground crops – you just follow the ideal dates each month. The Moon Calendar makes this process super simple and quick. I absolutely LOVE this feature and you should also use this timing again when HARVESTING your root crop (or above ground crop). Your crop will store better – a big deal with crops like garlic, carrots and beetroot.
      So, the short answer is the Moon Calendar doesn’t distinguish between sowing seeds or seedlings because instead, it helps you look at what type of growth you want – above ground or below. Then it doesn’t matter if you are sowing beetroot seeds, transplanting beetroot seedlings or harvesting the beetroot crop. The dates are the same – for root crops that month. Super easy to follow.
      Thanks for your Moon Calendar purchase and supporting my education work – please feel free to ask more questions if needed. I think you’ll love using it once you see the results.
      Warm regards Anne

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sylvia

    I love the moon calendar and use it all the time. My friends even ring me to ask when is the best planting time!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gary Bond

    Hi Anne

    I haven’t been using the Moon Calendar for long but when I get the phases right (I am old!!!) the results have been very good. I recently raised seedlings from my own seed and all seemed to grow well. I then transplanted them on the correct day and they all survived and appear to be thriving. Two days ago I sowed seed for micro greens and they are already starting to shoot. I would recommend any sceptics out there to give it a try and see for themseves.

    • Anne Gibson

      Hi Gary
      Thanks SO much for sharing your experiences using the Moon Calendar to get your timing right when sowing seeds. Great to hear you’re getting good results. When it comes to harvest time, remember to pick on the ideal days as well for above ground leafy greens and fruits or root crop days for garlic, beetroot etc for longer storage time.
      Keep me posted with more experiment results later in the year!
      Cheers Anne

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeanie Battersby

    Just wanted to let you know how excited we are since following the Moon calendar and mixing our potting mix following your guide. We put in 16 variety of seeds and within 5 days we have 13 up. 5 only took three days to emerge.

    The weather has just changed overnight here in Rockingham, WA from extremely hot and muggy to cool and threatening thunderstorm so have kept babies under patio today.

    We have made up more potting mix for our Root crops just waiting for the right days to plant them.

    This is the best success in germinating we have ever had.

    • Anne Gibson

      Thanks so much for sharing your experiences Jeanie. Great to hear you are having such fabulous results with your seed germination and using my Potting Mix Recipe. I look forward to hearing the next chapter after you’ve planted your root crops in the ideal phase this month. Happy planting! Cheers Anne

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Shaw, Hawaii

    Love using the Moon planting wheel of Fortune! It certainly has resulted in a greater fortune of food in the garden.

    • AdminAnne Gibson

      So thrilled to hear you’re getting great results Mark and an abundance of more food from your garden. The pay off when we work with nature.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharon McGucken

    I bought this moon calendar after listening to Anne Gibson speak at the Nambour Garden Expo. I am now starting my 3rd year of using it and I’d highly recommend this as the gardener’s companion. I run a school garden-kitchen club and I use the calendar to plan what and when to plant. I teach the children and it is exciting to see the plants yield grow to its capacity with this calendar. Sure we might not succeed in getting to harvest every time due to high temps or pests that feast on our crops, but this calendar helps save money, time and energy at school and in my own home garden. I just wish I could afford to buy all my students this calendar as an end of year gift. Plant by the moon and you’ll reap the rewards!

    • Anne Gibson

      Hi Sharon
      Thanks so much for sharing your experiences using this Moon Calendar. Thrilled to hear you are teaching a new generation of children how to work with nature and the moon cycles. They will remember these lessons for life and no doubt sow these seeds of knowledge in their friends and families. One of the greatest gifts in using this calendar is helping them succeed quickly and actually enjoy gardening, rather than struggling. It’s also an easy way to understand the link between the moon phases and the way plants grow. Sometimes they grow fast and other times they rest. There are just so many insights I’ve gained personally from using it and year after year, there’s always a new experience to share. Thanks again Sharon – your students are lucky to have you! 🙂

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shirley Owens

    I used to think gardening by the moon was all ‘hogwash’ but I’ve just started using Anne’s moon calendar, which I have sitting on my kitchen bench on a recipe book holder, and it really seems to work. I’ve just planted mesclun lettuce seeds in the correct cycle by the moon, using the calendar, and they started popping through in 3 days! I also tried sprouting alfalfa which wasn’t terribly successful, but then realised it was the wrong time. So I started a second lot in the correct moon phase and had much better success. I try to recycle rather than ‘waste’ when I can, so I have some seeds planted in these toilet rolls and used seedling pots. The tray of microgreens outside (seen through the window) were mesclun seeds that we’ve been enjoying in our salads. I’m now a converted ‘moon gardener’!

    • Anne Gibson

      Thanks for sharing your experiences and observations Shirley. No better proof than from your own experiments for sure. Love the photo of the micro gardens and Moon Calendar on your kitchen bench!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mortiz

    Very well made and easy to understand. Thanks!

    • Anne Gibson

      Thanks for your feedback on using the Moon Calendar Mortiz. Appreciate you sharing your experience. Cheers Anne

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bryan G

    I used to think the notion of moon gardening was a load of rubbish. Not any more!!

    • Lee Moles

      I used to think gardening by a moon calendar was a little bit like astrology or numerology. Just a stretch too far. So I set out to prove it to myself. A single clove of garlic, split into two piles of cloves. The first lot planted when the mood took me. The second two and a bit weeks later and according to the moon calendar. The second lot shot up like there’s no tomorrow. The first lot have never appeared.
      Recently I gave a talk to the chinchilla Garden Club and was sharing my success stories about the calendar. 3 hands shot up and it seems that one of them has run a commercial enterprise [for 3 generations] according to the moon. The other two run successful farms.
      So now all my gardening jobs are considered in light of the position of the moon. I become happier with the results every day. And more convinced it works.

  10. Jan

    Does this calendar work everywhere – I’m in London???

    • AdminAnne Gibson

      Hi Jan, YES it works anywhere in the world! This calendar is a perpetual model that never goes out of date and is used by gardeners in the UK, US, Singapore, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and many other countries. You just turn the dial around to the new moon date for your location on the first of each month, and then follow the activities for planting etc. Hope this helps.

  11. Bill

    Will the moon calendar help with flowers?

    • Anne Gibson

      Hi Bill, when I first learned about moon gardening a few years back, we were growing flowers on our farm commercially. I used the moon calendar cycles to maximise production. For the home gardener, I think there are many advantages to following a simple tool like this to get better results with flowering plants. For example, in the waxing moon phase, light increases towards a full moon, and sap flow is drawn up in the plant. This is the optimum time for sowing and transplanting flowering annuals and biennials. This is also an ideal time to liquid fertilise your flowers, prune/deadhead and graft because the increased sap flow accelerates new growth. With flowering bulbs, the time to plant is when the light decreases as the cycle changes from a full moon to a new moon or waning moon. This is when the sap flow and energy is drawn down into the root zone of the plant. You can also prune dormant plants, pick flowers or apply slow release fertilisers as the bulbs are less likely to rot. Bulbs in particular will be best planted at this time. When you want to propagate your flowering plants or divide clumping flowers, this is ideally done during the full moon phase. Flower seeds are best sown during the first quarter moon phase to improve germination. I hope this helps you see there are lots of ways you can use a moon calendar to your advantage! I don’t follow it religiously every day every month, but when it’s practical to do so, I work with nature for a more productive and beautiful garden. Food for thought…

  12. Terri

    Is the Moon Calendar good for only one year or does it repeat?

    • Anne Gibson

      Terri, this Moon Calendar is unique because it’s perpetual and laminated. So it lasts forever and is great value. No need to buy a new calendar every year. It’s sustainable = less waste for the planet and saves you a LOT of money over time. It’s a really simple design that works year after year, anywhere in the world. You just turn the dial in the centre to the new moon on the first of each month and repeat the following month. These are some of the reasons I like it so much and continue to use it. It also helps support the local elderly couple who designed it.

  13. Michelle

    Just a little question regarding the moon calendar. Does it have anything to do with astrology or is it strictly based on the science of the moon’s gravitational pull? Regards, Michelle

    • Anne Gibson

      Hi Michelle, great question! No the moon calendar is not astrology based. It is just a simple tool that makes it easy to follow the moon’s monthly cycle (full moon though to new moon) with our planting activities. The moon’s gravitational pull affects the moisture in the soil and plant sap (i.e. whether it is being drawn up into the plants or down via the roots) at various times of the month. This is a natural process, but once you learn about it, why not take advantage by timing your planting accordingly? Farmers have been planting this way for centuries because they were so connected to the earth and its patterns. Modern gardeners have to re-learn working with nature! All we are doing with the calendar is using a tool that enables us to follow the new moon each month and plant so that we work in harmony WITH nature’s rhythms. e.g. if we plant potatoes (a tuber or root crop) in the phase of the moon when the soil moisture is being drawn down in the soil with gravity, then the plant can take advantage of that moisture and is more likely to swell, become robust and establish quickly. Hope this helps!

    • Georgia

      Does the moon calendar tell you when your soil levels rise and fall according to the moon phase? For example, if you dig a hole during one phase you will end up with surplus soil when you refill the hole. Another phase you end up with less soil, yet another you end up with the same amount of soil.

      • Anne Gibson

        Hi Georgia,
        I’ve done a lot of research into moon gardening, lunar phases and the moon’s gravitational effects on soil and water. I have never read anything to the effect that soil itself will expand or contract! The Moon Calendar WILL help you follow the different moon phases through every month (forever as it’s perpetual rather than annual). This allows you to make the best decisions about what to plant and when, based on the moisture levels in the soil at that time and whether they are being drawn upwards or downwards. The benefit of this knowledge is to take advantage of working with nature so you have a better chance of seeds germinating or bulbs sprouting etc. I hope this helps. If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
        Cheers Anne

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amy

    I have a small container garden and am a beginner gardener. I really didn’t know whether timing my planting to work in with the monthly moon cycles would have any effect or not. I don’t have a big budget for my garden and don’t want to waste money killing my plants, so figured this tool might be helpful.

    I found that the vast majority of the rosemary cuttings I took during the new moon phase and potted up, were successful. I’m thrilled with my first attempt at propagating using the moon phases. I also planted lettuce and herbs at the ideal time of the month and noticed they grew quickly and were really healthy. I’ve been able to enjoy some early successes, so this has boosted my confidence to keep learning and growing my small garden. All you have to do is just follow the dates on the calendar… Highly recommend

    • Anne Gibson

      Hey Amy
      Thanks for sharing your successes and congratulations on what you’ve achieved with your little garden so far!
      Great to hear the Moon Calendar is helping you feel more confident with timing your planting activities.
      As they say, ‘From little things, BIG things grow’.
      I hope your garden grows from strength to strength and produces an abundant harvest for you.
      Cheers Anne 🙂

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