The First Quarter lunar phase for May 2009 runs from 2 May – 9 May. The full moon on May 9 is known traditionally as the “Milk 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 May]( entry.

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