FULL MOON: at 7:13 am AEST* on 19th May to 2:35 pm on 26th May. (No sowing on 19th.)
This is a good phase for sowing or planting suitable root crops and deciduous perennials, taking cuttings of deciduous perennials, and applying solid fertilisers.
LAST QUARTER: at 2:35 am AEST* on 27th May to all day on 3rd June. (No sowing this phase).
This is a good phase for weeding, preparing beds and garden maintenance.
• • PLEASE NOTE: daylight saving has ended.
* AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
• Queensland: currently exact to AEST.
• ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS and VIC: currently exact to AEST.
• SA: currently subtract half an hour from AEST.
• NT: currently currently subtract half an hour from AEST.
• WA: currently subtract 2 hours from AEST.
• New Zealand: currently add 2 hours to AEST.
Finding Local Time
As converting AEST to local time zones can be confusing for gardeners, it is easy to find the local time for the change of phase by going to Time converter.
Enter ‘Sydney Australia’ and the time of the change of phase. In the second line, enter the capital city closest to your local time zone. Then click on the ‘Convert time’ button. Or use The time now.
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