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 sooner; plants are stronger and have higher crop yields.
Moon Calendar Benefits
Great reasons why this calendar is the best choice:
- it never goes out of date (less waste and cheaper!);
- it’s great value (a perpetual model = buy once, use forever);
- it’s laminated (long lasting);
- works in any climate, anywhere in the world;
- it’s just SO easy to use; and
- includes companion planting tips on the reverse side as an added bonus!
Why should I choose this Moon Calendar?
There are a few annual moon calendars and posters available. However, other calendars only last for a year. 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!
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!
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.
To read more reviews, Q&A and feedback, please scroll up and click on DISCUSSION.
Helen C – Sydney, Australia:
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.”
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 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.”
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.