• Moon calendar planting guide front
  • Using a moon calendar to optimise planting and harvests
  • Jean using a moon calendar in her to grow her productive edible garden
  • Moon Calendar back cover with companion planting tips

Moon Calendar Gardening Guide

$12.50

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 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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Product Description

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 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  • it never goes out of date (less waste and cheaper!);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.

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.

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

VIDEO TESTIMONIAL

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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.”

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.

Additional Information

Weight 52 g
Dimensions 300 x 210 x 1.5 mm
No. in pack

1, 2, 3, 6, 8

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  1. Terri

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

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    • 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.

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  2. Bill

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    Will the moon calendar help with flowers?

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    • 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…

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  3. Michelle

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    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

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    • 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!

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    • 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.

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    • Anne Gibson

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      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

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    Bryan G

    5 out of 5 Not a skeptic anymore!

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

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      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.

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    Sylvia

    5 out of 5 Love the moon calendar

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

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