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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.

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!

June 2015

28th-30th Poor planting days, cut hay or do general farm work.

July 2015

1st-2nd Good days for planting beets, carrots, salsify, Irish potatoes, and other root crops.
3rd-4th Good days for killing weeds, briars, and other plant pests. Poor for planting.
5th-6th Set strawberry plants now. Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting beets, carrots, radishes, salsify, turnips, peanuts, and other root crops. Also good for vine crops.
7th-8th A barren period.
9th-10th Good days for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.
11th-13th Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.
14th-15th Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. First day is a good day for transplanting and most fruitful day for planting root crops. Second day is most favorable for corn, cotton, okra, beans, peppers, eggplant, and other aboveground crops.
16th-20th A most barren period. Kill plant pests and do general farm work.
21st-22nd Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing aboveground.
23rd-25th Start seedbeds. Extra good time for fall cabbage, lettuce, cauliflower, mustard greens, and other leafy vegetables. Good for any aboveground crop that can be planted now.
26th-27th Barren days, neither plant nor sow.
28th-29th Any aboveground crops that can be planted now will do well.
30th-31st Good day for killing weeds, briars, and other plant pests. Poor for planting.

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.

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