The First Quarter lunar phase for March 2009 runs from 4 Mar – 11 Mar. The full moon on March 11 is known traditionally as the “Lenten Moon”.

The First Quarter is the time for planting above-ground annual fruiting crops, green manures and flowering annuals in the traditional [lunar planting calendar](

For information on what to do in the various climate zones around Australia in the First Quarter phase, check out Aussie Organic Gardening’s [What To Plant In March]( entry.

For dates of future moon phases, refer to the very handy [ Calendar](