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Gardening by the Moon from the Farmers' Almanac

Here is a list of Gardening Tasks for the next 60 days as published in 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.

August 2014
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.
8th-9th These are good days for planting root crops. Fine for vine crops. Good days for transplanting.
10th-11th Seeds planted now will tend to grow poorly and yield little.
12th-13th Good for planting root crops. Good days for transplanting.
14th-16th Seeds planted now tend to rot in the ground. Last two days good for killing plant pests and cultivating.
17th-18th Fine for potatoes, turnips, onions, carrots, beets and other root crops. Plant seedbeds and flower gardens now. Good days for transplanting.
19th-23rd A most barren period, best for killing plant pests, or doing other chores.
24th-26th Good days for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, Texas, and California. Excellent for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers.
27th-28th Excellent time for planting aboveground crops that can be planted now, including leafy vegetables, which will do well. Start seedbeds.
29th-30th Clear fencerows, woodlots and fields, but do no planting.

October 2014
1st-2nd Plant tomatoes, peas, beans, and other aboveground crops, indoors in the North and outdoors in lower South.
3rd-4th Poor planting days. Do general farm work and clear land, but do no planting.
5th-6th Good days for planting aboveground crops, extra good for vine crops, where climate is suitable.
7th-8th A barren period.
9th-11th Good days for planting beets, carrots, onions, turnips, and other hardy root crops where climate is suitable. Good days for transplanting.
12th-13th Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in the ground.
14th-15th Best planting days for fall potatoes, turnips, onions, carrots, beets, and other root crops where climate is suitable. Also plant seedbeds, flower gardens. Good days for transplanting.
16th-20th A good time to grub out weeds, briars, and other plant pests.

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