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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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March 2020

31st
Excellent for sowing seedbeds and flower gardens. Best planting day for above ground crops, especially peas, beans, cucumbers, and squash where climate permits.

April 2020

1st
Plant seedbeds and start flower gardens. Plant tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn, cotton, and other above ground crops on this most fruitful day
2nd - 5th
Grub out weeds, briars, and other plant pests.
6th - 7th
A favorable time for sowing grains, hay, and fodder crops. Plant flowers. First day is when to plant corn, melons, squash, tomatoes, and other above ground crops. Second day is a favorable day for planting root crops.
8th - 9th
Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting beets, carrots, radishes, turnips, peanuts, and other root crops. Also good for leafy vegetables
10th - 11th
Neither plant nor sow on these barren days.
12th - 14th
Favorable days for planting beets, carrots, turnips, radishes, onions, and other root crops.
15th - 16th
Excellent time to kill weeds, briars, poison ivy, and other plant pests.
17th - 19th
Set strawberry plants. Excellent for any vine crops, such as beans, peas, and cucumbers. Good days for transplanting. Favorable days for planting root crops.
20th - 21st
Poor planting days. Break ground or cultivate.
22nd - 24th
Favorable for planting beans, corn, cotton, tomatoes, peppers, and other above ground crops.
25th - 26th
Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.
27th - 28th
Plant seedbeds and start flower gardens. Plant tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn, cotton, and other aboveground crops on these most fruitful days.

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.

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