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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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August 2019

18th - 20th
Neither plant nor sow on these barren days.
21st - 22nd
Good days for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.
23rd - 24th
Any seed planted now will tend to rot.
25th - 26th
Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Most favorable days for planting beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops.
27th - 30th
Best for killing weeds, briars, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear wood lots and fencerows
31st
Excellent for sowing grains, winter wheat, oats, and rye. Plant flowers. Good day for planting aboveground crops

September 2019

1st
Excellent for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Good day for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, Texas, and California.
2nd - 3rd
Start seedbeds. Excellent time for planting aboveground crops that can be planted now, including leafy vegetables which will do well.
4th - 6th
Clear fencerows, wood lots, and fields, but do no planting.
7th - 8th
Any aboveground crops that can be planted now will do well.
9th - 11th
Poor planting days. Kill plant pests.
12th - 13th
Extra good for vine crops. Favorable days for planting aboveground crops.
14th - 16th
A poor time to plant.

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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