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The 2015 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.

Farmers' Almanac's Gardening by the Moon Calendar is available here for 2 months and if you sign up for a FREE account with us, we'll give you 4 months!

August 2015

1st-2nd Excellent for any vine crops such as beans, peas, and cucumbers. Good days for transplanting. Favorable days for planting root crops.
3rd-4th Neither plant nor sow on these barren days.
5th-7th Good days for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.
8th-9th Any seed planted now will tend to rot.
10th-11th Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Most favorable days for planting beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops.
12th-16th Best for killing weeds, briars, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear wood lots and fencerows.
17th-19th Excellent for sowing grains, winter wheat, oats, and rye. Plant flowers. Good days for other aboveground crops.
20th-21st Plant seedbeds. Plant peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, California, and Texas. Extra good for leafy vegetables.
22nd-24th Cut winter wood, do clearing and plowing, but no planting.
25th-26th A good time to plant aboveground crops.
27th-28th Barren days, fine for killing plant pests.
29th-30th Excellent for any vine crops such as beans, peas, and cucumbers. Good days for transplanting. Favorable days for planting root crops.
31st Neither plant nor sow on these barren days.

September 2015

1st A poor time to plant.
2nd-3rd Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting root crops.
4th-5th Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.
6th-7th Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Fine planting days for fall potatoes, turnips, onions, carrots, beets, and other root crops.
8th-12th Clear ground, turn sod, or kill plant pests.
13th-15th Excellent for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Good days for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, Texas, and California.
16th-17th Start seedbeds. Excellent time for planting aboveground crops that can be planted now, including leafy vegetables which will do well.
18th-20th Clear fencerows, wood lots, and fields, but do no planting.
21st-22nd Any aboveground crops that can be planted now will do well. Good days for planting beets, carrots, salsify, Irish potatoes, and other root crops.
23rd-24th Poor planting days. Kill plant pests.
25th-26th Favorable days for planting aboveground crops, extra good for vine crops. Good days for planting root crops.
27th-28th Seeds planted now will grow poorly and yield very little.
29th-30th Favorable days for planting crops bearing yield aboveground. Good days for planting root crops.

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