September 2010 Notes

Now’s the time to gear up for seed sowing. Think about planting spuds. Add compost and organic matter to the soil; it’s not too late to grow a quick green manure. If things are getting too moist and there’s a danger of mould or fungus, try an application of biodynamic preparation 508, based on horsetail. In Australia, we use casuarina (sheoak) needles soaked in water to make a herb tea solution.

Note that these dates are generally for planting SEEDS – wait til the last frost has passed before you plant these summer veges as seedlings.

What to Plant, When:Guide for temperate areas in SE Australia Leaf Days: 5-7, 13-15, 23-25 basil, bok choi, cabbage, chinese cabbage, chives, celery, dill, kale, celery, coriander, endive, kale, mibuna, mizuna, orach, rocket, tat soi, lettuce, mustard, silverbeet, chard, salad greens, spinach, chives, garlic chives, coriander, dill, parsley, radicchio

 Fruit Days: 7-9, 15-18, 25-28

Broad beans, bush and climbing beans, capsicum, chilli, corn, cucumber, eggplant, mustard, okra, peas, pumpkin, rockmelon, snopeas, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini

 Root Days: 1-3, 9-11, 18-20,28-30

Asparagus, Jerusalem artichoke, beetroot, carrots, bunching onion, fennel, kohlrabi, leek, radish, spring onion, shallot, potatoes, turnip

 Flower Days: 3-5, 10-13, 20-23

Broccoli, borage, globe artichoke, sunflower, marigold, nasturtium,

Other Dates to note:Moon Descending

Moon Ascending

Full Moon/New Moon




 1-2, 15-30






Garden Tasks:Apply soil food

Apply foliar food


Transplant plants, cuttings and prune


 1-2, 15, 18-20, 23-25, 28-30

3-7, 10-15,  

Anytime, but straw mulch can accentuate frosts

1-2, 18-20, 28-30

3-5, 10-13

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