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NOVEMBER 2011 Moon Gardening Guide

Hi there Moon Gardeners and hello to all other Container Gardeners. Have you tried to follow the Moon Gardening Guides? Are you finding them complicated? Fussy gardening? Too much to remember or think about? Did you start a Gardening Notebook? Too busy to think?

Questions, questions, questions from me! But the answers should be easy and simple and hopefully you are finding these guides useful. I hope your containers are responding well and your yields showing just how smart Moon Gardening can be.

Your comments? Your questions? Go to the FORUM and I will do what I can to answer them, I love questions especially the one-size-fits-all ones; so if you have got one of those please post so all can see. Thanks.

This NOVEMBER 2011 Moon Gardening Calendar will move to the forum on around 8th November, and is put up here as an article for your convenience.

So, just in case you want to plan further ahead in a general sense, as far as WAXING and WANING is concerned the other dark moons in 2011 will follow on

- November 25th 2011
- December 24th 2011

Here then is the NOVEMBER Moon Gardening daily tasks calendar:

WAXING ways – from the 26th October NEW MOON that started off the month of November for moon gardening when moisture from the soil and sap in the plants began to rise. Around mid-month, these will begin to fall which will herald the WANING days once more.

T 1 Sow and plant grains; Sow and plant leaves; take cuttings to propagate.

W 2 FIRST QUARTER: Trim plants to increase and promote growth and mow the lawn to increase and promote growth; Harvest.

Th3 Trim plants to increase and promote growth and mow the lawn to increase and promote growth; Harvest.

F 4 Sow and plant fruit; Sow and plant Shrubs and Flowers; Sow and plant vine vegetables; Watering and Fertilising.

S 5 Sow and plant fruit; Sow and plant Shrubs and Flowers; Sow and plant vine vegetables; Watering and Fertilising.

S 6 Sow and plant fruit; Sow and plant Shrubs and Flowers; Sow and plant vine vegetables; Watering and Fertilising.

M 7 Trim plants to promote growth, harvest fruits and vegetables; mow the lawn to increase and promote growth.

T 8 Trim plants to promote growth, harvest fruits and vegetables; mow the lawn to increase and promote growth.

W 9 Sow and plant flowers and flowering shrubs; sow and plant fruit; sow and plant roots and root vegetables; lay down mulching and compost (even start your own compost area or compost bin); Repot and Transplant.

Th10 FULL MOON Sow and plant flowers and flowering shrubs; sow and plant fruit; sow and plant roots and root vegetables; lay down mulching and compost (even start your own compost area or compost bin); Repot and Transplant.

...from now on WANING ways – 10th November FULL MOON to the New Moon– after today for this month the moisture from the soil and sap in the plants begins to drop again.

F 11 Sow and plant fruit; Sow and plant Shrubs and Flowers; Sow and plant roots and root vegetables; lay down mulching and compost (even start your own compost area or compost bin); Repot and Transplant.

S 12 Trim plants to retard and decrease growth; Do any grafting; Harvest fruits and veges and edibles, and mow lawn to decrease growth

S 13 Trim plants to retard and decrease growth; Do any grafting; take cuttings for grafting; mow the lawn to decrease growth; harvest what you can.

M 14 Do any grafting; Plant root vegetables like carrots, lay down mulching and compost; deep watering and fertilising.

T 15 Do any grafting; Plant root vegetables like carrots, lay down mulching and compost; deep watering and fertilising.

W 16 Plant root vegetables like carrots; deep watering and fertilising; add mulches and compost.

Th 17 Trim plants to retard or decrease growth; mow the lawn to decrease or retard growth; harvest fruits and edibles.

F 18 LAST QUARTER Trim plants to retard and decrease growth; mow lawn to discourage or retard growth; Treat plants for pest control; do a weed watch; harvest anything ready.

S 19 Trim plants to retard and decrease growth; mow lawn to discourage or retard growth; Treat plants for pest control; do weed watch; harvest anything ready.

S 20 Trim plants to retard and decrease growth; mow lawn to discourage or retard growth; Treat plants for pest control; do weed watch; harvest anything ready.

M 21 Treat plants for pest control; do a weed watch; Harvest what you can; Repot and transplant; Plant vines and climbing vegetables; Sow and plant flowers and shrubs.

T 22 Soil preparation and other soil actions; Treat plants for pest control; do a weed watch; Repot and transplant; Plant vines and climbing vegetables; Sow and plant flowers and shrubs

W 23 Soil preparation and other soil actions; Treat plants for pest control; deep watering and fertilising; do a weed watch; add mulches and compost; repot and transplant.

Th 24 Soil preparation and other soil actions; Treat plants for pest control; deep watering and fertilising; do a weed watch; add mulches and compost; repot and transplant.

F 25 NEW MOON: Sow and plant grains; Sow and plant hot veges like chillies and peppers; Soil preparation and other soil actions; mow grass to encourage growth; Trim plants to encourage and promote growth.

...from now on WAXING ways – 25th November NEW MOON – after today for the rest of this month and in to December, the moisture from the soil and sap in the plants begins to rise again.

S 26 Sow and plant grains; Sow and plant hot veges like chillies and peppers; Soil preparation and other soil actions; mow grass to encourage growth; Trim plants to encourage and promote growth.

S 27 Take cuttings; Sow and plant grains; plant leafy plants, flowers and shrubs.

M 28 Take cuttings; Sow and plant grains; plant leafy plants, flowers and shrubs.

T 29 Take cuttings; mow lawn to promote growth; trim plants to encourage and promote growth; harvest what you can.

W 30 Take cuttings; mow lawn to promote growth; trim plants to encourage and promote growth; harvest what you can

Remember to enjoy your gardening by the Moon, be flexible, nothing is absolute, just let it all work for you. Remember too that the first two weeks of every month is usually growth phase and IN-creasing times and the last two weeks are the ‘cut back’ and DE-creasing times.

Pace yourself in general if you find these above-suggested tasks too exacting and confusing, soon they will become second nature and easier to follow – and fun too when you start to see the results of your efforts as your plants and containers and vegetables start to respond to their own rhythm.

P.S It’s a Leap year next year!

What do you want your container garden to do?


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