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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 2017

18th - 20th
Poor planting days.
21st - 22nd
Good days for planting peas, squash, corn, tomatoes, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, Texas, and California.
23rd - 25th
A good time to kill plant pests or do plowing. Poor for planting.
26th - 27th
Extra good for vine crops. Favorable days for planting aboveground crops where climate allows.
28th - 29th
Seeds planted now will grow poorly and yield little.
30th
Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.

December 2017

1st
Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.
2nd - 3rd
Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.
4th - 5th
Start seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Most favorable days for planting beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops where climate allows.
6th - 10th
A barren period. Favorable for killing plant pests, cultivating, or taking a short vacation.
11th - 12th
Plant flowers. Fine for sowing hay, fodder crops, and grains. Favorable days for planting root crops.
13th - 14th
Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Plant carrots, beets, onions, turnips, Irish potatoes, and other root crops in the South.
15th - 17th
Do no planting.
18th - 19th
Plant sweet corn, beans, peppers, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.
20th - 22nd
Barren days. Fine for clearing, plowing, fertilizing, and killing plant pests.
23rd - 24th
Extra good for cucumbers, peas, cantaloupes, and other vine crops. Plant peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, California, and Texas.
25th - 27th
A barren period.
28th - 29th
Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.
30th - 31st
Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.

January 2018

1st - 2nd
Plant flowers. Fine for sowing hay, fodder crops, and grains. Favorable days for planting root crops.
3rd - 4th
Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Plant carrots, beets, onions, turnips, Irish potatoes, and other root crops in the South.
5th - 7th
Do no planting.
8th - 9th
Plant sweet corn, beans, peppers, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.
10th - 12th
Barren days. Fine for clearing, plowing, fertilizing, and killing plant pests.
13th - 14th
Extra good for cucumbers, peas, cantaloupes, and other vine crops. Plant peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, California, and Texas.
15th - 17th
A barren period.

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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