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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!

November 2014

20th-22nd Plant carrots, beets, onions, turnips, Irish potatoes, and other root crops in the South. Lettuce, cabbage, collards and other leafy vegetables will do well. Start seedbeds. First two days good for transplanting.
23rd-24th Poor planting days.
25th-26th Good days for planting peas, squash, corn, tomatoes, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, Texas, and California.
27th-28th Kill plant pests on these barren days.
29th-30th Good days for planting aboveground crops. Extra good for vine crops, where climate allows.

December 2014

1st-2nd A poor time to plant.
3rd-4th These days are fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.
5th-7th Seeds planted now tend to rot in the ground.
8th-9th Most favorable days for planting beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops where climate allows. Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting.
10th-14th A most barren period. Do general farm work. Last day good for killing plant pests.
15th-17th Favorable days for planting root crops, fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers.
18th-19th Plant carrots, beets, onions, turnips, Irish potatoes, and other root crops in the South. Lettuce, cabbage, collards, and leafy vegetables will do well. Start seedbeds now. Good for transplanting.
20th-21st Do no planting.
22nd-23rd Plant corn, beans, peppers, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.
24th-25th These are poor days for planting.
26th-27th Plant peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, California, and Texas. Extra good days for cucumbers, peas, cantaloupes, and other vine crops.
28th-29th A poor time to plant.
30th-31st Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.

January 2015

1st Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crop where climate is suitable.
2nd-3rd Poor days for planting. Seeds tend to rot in ground.
4th-5th Most fruitful time for planting beets, carrots, onions, and other hardy root crops in the Deep South. Good for starting seedbeds and flowers. Good days for transplanting.
6th-10th A barren time. Clear wood lots and fence rows.
11th-13th Favorable day for planting root crops. Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers.
14th-15th Plant carrots, turnips, onions, beets, Irish potatoes, and other root crops in the South. Lettuce, cabbage, collards and other leafy vegetables will do well. Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting.
16th-18th Seeds planted now will grow poorly and yield little.
19th-20th First two days good for planting root crops where the climate permits. Last day good for planting aboveground crops such as sweet corn, beans, peppers in Southern Florida, Texas, and California.

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.

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.