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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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January 2015

26th-27th Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and aboveground crops where the climate is suitable. Good days for planting carrots, beets, onions, turnips, and other hardy root crops where climate permits.
28th-30th Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in the ground.
31st Best planting day for aboveground crops, especially peas, beans, cucumbers, and squash where climate is suitable. Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Most fruitful time for planting beets, carrots, onions, and other hardy root crops in the Deep South.

February 2015

1st A fine day for planting beans, tomatoes, corn, cotton, cucumbers, peppers, melons, and other aboveground crops where the climate allows. Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Most favorable day for planting beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops where the climate permits.
2nd-6th Clear ground, turn sod, kill plant pests.
7th-9th Excellent time for planting corn, beans, peppers, and other aboveground crops where climate permits. Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops, fine for sowing grains, hay, forage crops, plant flowers.
10th-11th Good for planting cabbage, celery, cauliflower, collards, Brussels sprouts, and other leafy vegetables in southern Florida, California, and Texas. Lettuce and other leafy vegetables will do well. Start seedbeds. Plant carrots, turnips, onions, beets. Irish potatoes, and other root crops in the South.
12th-13th Neither plant nor sow on these barren days.
14th-15th Good for planting aboveground crops such as sweet corn, beans, peppers in southern Florida, Texas, and California. Any root crops that can be planted now will do well.
16th-17th Barren days. Fine for clearing, plowing, fertilizing, and killing plant pests.
18th-19th Plant peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, California, and Texas. Extra good for cucumbers, peas, cantaloupes, and other vine crops. Set strawberry plants. Favorable for onions, carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, and other root crops where climate permits.
20th-21st Seeds planted now will grow poorly and yield little.
22nd-23rd Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable. Good days for planting carrots, beets, onions, turnips, and other hardy root crops where climate permits.
24th-26th Any seed planted now will tend to rot.
27th-28th Fine for planting beans, tomatoes, corn, cotton, cucumbers, peppers, melons, and aboveground crops where climate allows. Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Most favorable days for planting beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops where climate permits.

March 2015

1st-5th A most barren period, best for killing plant pests or doing chores around the farm.
6th-8th Excellent time for planting corn, beans, peppers, and other aboveground crops where climate permits. Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.
9th-10th Good for planting aboveground crops. Start seedbeds. Excellent time for planting root crops that can be planted now.
11th-13th Poor planting days.
14th-15th Good days for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and other aboveground crops. Any root crops that can be planted now will do well.
16th-17th A barren period, best suited for killing plant pests. Do plowing and cultivating.
18th-19th Good days for planting aboveground crops. Also good for planting cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, and other vine crops. Set strawberry plants now. Favorable days for planting beets, carrots, radishes, salsify, turnips, peanuts, and other root crops.
20th-21st Cultivate and spray, do general farm work, but no planting.
22nd-23rd Favorable days for planting crops bearing yield above the ground. Good days for planting root crops.
24th-25th Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.

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