A guide for October planting in the garden for Newstead and surrounds. See the Garden Notes main page for more information and explanation of the dates.
Thanks to Brian Keats for generously allowing the use of his AstroCalendar to guide these garden gleanings. The 2010 Astro Calendar will be his 23rd Edition.
|What to Plant, When:
Guide for temperate areas in SE Australia
|Leaf Days: 3 – 5, 12 – 14, 20 – 23, 30 – 31
amaranth (leaf), asparagus, chinese cabbage, bok choi, celery, celeriac, mibuna. mizuna, orach, rocket, tat soi, leek, lettuce, rhubarb, basil, chives, garlic chives, coriander, dill, parsley
Fruit Days: 5 – 7, 14 – 16, 23 – 25
capsicum, chilli, eggplant, peas, snow peas, sugar snap peas, tomato
Root Days: 7 – 10, 16 – 18, 25 – 29
beetroot, carrots, kohlrabi, leek, bunching onion, parsnip, radish, daikon radish
Flower Days: 1 – 3, 10 – 12, 18 – 20, 28 – 30
globe artichoke, broccoli#, raab broccoli, borage, chamomile
|Other Dates to note:
Full Moon/New Moon
1 – 9, 23 – 31
10 – 22
Apply soil food
Apply foliar food
Transplant, seedlings, cuttings
7 – 9
18 – 20
3 – 9
10 – 12, 18 – 20
Dates are a guide for these particular crops. Timing will vary from region to region (particularly with climate change) and even within a garden’s own microclimates. Of course, rainfall, weather conditions and your own schedule will influence when you garden.
# Broccoli can be grown year round, apart from the hottest months. I prefer to plant through the colder months to avoid having the broccoli forming heads when the cabbage moth butterfly is active, in late spring and summer.
* Each month there are a couple of ‘node days’ when the sun and moon are in opposition. Many biodynamic gardeners choose not to plant on these days, or at least a couple of hours either side of the node.
** Perigee is the point where the moon is closest to the earth, so the influence of the moon is strongest. Apogee is the furthest point from the earth, so the opposite occurs.
- lunar perigee (on the left) and apogee (right) viewed from the earth