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The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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Gardening by the Moon Calendar from the Farmers' Almanac

The Farmers Almanac Gardening by the Moon Calendar is determined by our age-old formula and applies generally to regions where the climate is favorable.

Because the gardening calendar is based on the phase and position of the Moon, it is consistent across all growing zones. Recommended dates are still "weather permitting," and you should talk with your local greenhouse or agricultural extension office for the optimal window of time within which to use these dates.

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July 2014

9th-10th Seeds planted now will do poorly and yield little.
11th-12th Favorable planting days: First day good for planting aboveground crops. Last day good for planting beets, carrots, salsify, Irish potatoes, and other root crops.
13th-14th Poor days for planting.
15th-16th Good days for planting beets, carrots, radishes, salsify, turnips, peanuts, and other root crops. Also good for planting melons, cucumbers, pumpkins, and other vine crops. Set strawberry plants. Good days for transplanting.
17th-18th A barren period. Second day good for killing plant pests.
19th-21st Root crops that can be planted now will yield well. Good days for transplanting.
22nd-23rd Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in the ground. Best days for killing plant pests and weeds.
24th-26th Favorable planting days: First two days most fruitful for root crops and transplanting. Last day good for corn, cotton, okra, beans, peppers, eggplant, and aboveground crops. All days good for planting seedbeds and flower gardens.
27th-31st A most barren period. Kill plant pests and do general farm work.

August 2014

1st-2nd Good days for planting aboveground crops. Excellent for sowing grains, winter wheat, oats, and rye. Plant flowers.
3rd-4th Plant peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, California, and Texas. Extra good for leafy vegetables. Plant seedbeds.
5th-7th Cut winter wood, do clearing and plowing, but no planting.
8th-9th Good time to plant aboveground crops.
10th-11th Barren days.
12th-13th Favorable days for planting root crops, fine for vine crops. Good days for transplanting.
14th-15th Barren days. Do no planting.
16th-17th Root crops that can be planted now will yield well. Good days for transplanting.
18th-19th Any seeds planted now will tend to rot. Best days for killing plant pests and weeds.
20th-22nd Most favorable day for planting beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops. Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good day for transplanting.
23rd-27th A barren time. First two days best for killing weeds, briars, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear woodlots and fencerows.
28th-29th Good days for planting aboveground crops. Excellent for sowing grains, winter wheat, oats, and rye. Plant flowers.
30th-31st Plant peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, California, and Texas. Extra good for leafy vegetables. Plant seedbeds now.

September 2014

1st An excellent time for planting aboveground crops including leafy vegetables, which will do well. Start seedbeds.
2nd-3rd Good days to clear fencerows, woodlots, and fields, but do no planting.
4th-5th Any aboveground crops that can be planted now will do very well.
6th-7th These are poor planting days.

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