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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!

May 2015

22nd-26th A barren period. Favorable for killing plant pests, cultivating, or taking a short vacation.
27th-29th Favorable time for sowing hay, fodder crops, and grains. Plant flowers. Excellent time for planting corn, beans, peppers, and other aboveground crops.
30th-31st Plant seedbeds. Excellent for planting aboveground crops, and planting leafy vegetables.

June 2015

1st-2nd Poor planting days, cut hay or do general farm work.
3rd-5th Plant late beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, and other root crops.
6th-7th Poor days for planting. Kill plant pests, spray, fertilize, do general farm work.
8th-9th Set strawberry plants. Excellent for any vine crops such as beans, peas, and cucumbers. Favorable time for planting late root crops.
10th-11th Cut hay or do plowing on these barren days.
12th-13th Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting root crops.
14th-15th Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.
16th-18th Excellent for sowing seedbeds and flower gardens. Plant tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn, cotton, and aboveground crops on these most fruitful days.
19th-23rd Poor period for planting. Kill plant pests, clear fencerows, or clear land.
24th-25th Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing aboveground.
26th-27th Plant seedbeds. Extra good for planting fall lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, and other leafy vegetables. All aboveground crops planted now will do well.
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.

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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