FIRST QUARTER: at 4:59 pm AEST* on 4th December to all day on 11th December. (No sowing on 4th.)
This is a good phase for sowing and planting out fruiting annuals (we eat the fruit or seed-bearing part), flowering annuals, sowing green manures and applying liquid fertilisers. Also a good phase for grafting, budding and pruning for fast regrowth.
FULL MOON: at at 3:13 pm AEST* on 12th December to all day on 18th. (No sowing on 12th.)
This is a good phase for sowing or planting root crops and suitable evergreen perennials, dividing plants, and applying solid fertilisers. Also a good phase to take semi-hardwood cuttings of evergreen perennials.
*Please note: daylight saving is in effect in the ACT, NSW, SA, TAS, VIC and NZ.
* AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
• QLD: currently exact to AEST.
• ACT, NSW, TAS and VIC: currently add one hour to AEST for daylight saving.
• SA: currently add half an hour to AEST for daylight saving.
• NT: currently subtract half an hour from AEST.
• WA: currently subtract 2 hours from AEST.
• New Zealand: currently add 3 hours to AEST.
*PLEASE NOTE: daylight saving ends at 2:00 am local time in the ACT, NSW, SA, TAS and VIC on Sunday 5th April 2020.
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.