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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!

September 2015

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.

October 2015

1st-2nd Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.
3rd-5th Start seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Best planting days for fall potatoes, turnips, onions, carrots, beets, and other root crops where climate is suitable.
6th-10th A most barren period, best for killing plant pests or doing chores around the farm.
11th-12th Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. First day is a favorable day for planting root crops. Second day is a favorable day for planting beans, peas, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, Texas, and California.
13th-15th Start seedbeds. Favorable days for planting aboveground crops, and leafy vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage, kale, and celery where climate is suitable.
16th-17th Do clearing and plowing, but no planting.
18th-19th Plant tomatoes, peas, beans, and other aboveground crops, indoors in the North and outdoors in lower South.
20th-22nd Poor planting days. Kill poison ivy, weeds, clear land, but no planting.
23rd-24th Extra good for vine crops. Favorable days for planting aboveground crops where climate is suitable.
25th-26th Barren days, do no planting.
27th-28th Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting beets, onions, turnips, and other hardy root crops where climate is suitable.
29th-30th Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.
31st Start seedbeds and flower gardens. Good day for transplanting. Best planting day for fall potatoes, turnips, onions, carrots, beets, and other root crops where climate is suitable.

November 2015

1st Start seedbeds and flower gardens. Good day for transplanting. Best planting day for fall potatoes, turnips, onions, carrots, beets, and other root crops where climate is suitable.

Get all 12 months of our exclusive Gardening by the Moon Calendar inside the Farmers' Almanac (available in our online store). This calendar lists favorable and not so favorable dates for various gardening and farming chores.

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