The Full Moon lunar phase for January 2009 runs from 11 Jan – 18 Jan. The full moon on January 11 is known traditionally as the “Old Moon”.

The Full Moon phase is the time of strong root growth. This is the best phase for sowing or planting out root crops and all fruiting or decorative perennials in the traditional lunar planting calendar. It is also the time to harvest for storage, take cuttings, and divide plants.

For information on what to do in the various climate zones around Australia in the Full Moon phase, check out Aussie Organic Gardening’s What To Plant In January entry.

For dates of future moon phases, refer to the very handy TimeAndDate.com Calendar.