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lant by the Moon Calendar from the Farmers' Almanac

Plant by the Moon Calendar from the Farmers' Almanac

Welcome to the Farmers’ Almanac Gardening by the Moon Calendar. This planting calendar helps you pick the best dates for popular garden tasks—starting seeds, pruning shrubs, harvesting, weeding, and much more—according to our 200-year-old formula that relies on phases and position of the Moon. Our readers swear they “won’t plant without it.”

The dates listed below are consistent across all growing zones. This means you must consider your weather and climate before following our suggestions. For best results, talk with your local greenhouse or agricultural extension office for the optimal window of time within which to use these dates.

Happy gardening!

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July 2019

19th - 21st
Set strawberry plants. Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting beets, carrots, radishes, salsify, turnips, peanuts, and other root crops. Also good for vine crops.
22nd - 23rd
A barren period.
24th - 26th
Good days for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.
27th - 28th
Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.
29th - 30th
Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Most fruitful days for planting root crops.
31st
A most barren period. Kill plant pests and do general farm work.

August 2019

1st - 3rd
Best for killing weeds, briars, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear wood lots and fencerows.
4th - 5th
Excellent for sowing grains, winter wheat, oats, and rye. Plant flowers. Good days for planting aboveground crops.
6th - 7th
Plant seedbeds. Plant peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, California, and Texas. Extra good for leafy vegetables.
8th - 10th
Cut winter wood, do clearing and plowing, but no planting.
11th - 12th
A good time to plant aboveground crops.
13th - 14th
Barren days, fine for killing plant pests.
15th - 17th
Excellent for any vine crops such as beans, peas, and cucumbers. Good days for transplanting. Favorable days for planting root crops.

Be sure you check out the following links to help get your garden growing:

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 1919, 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.

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