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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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October 2019

21st - 24th
A most barren period, best for killing plant pests or doing chores around the farm.
25th - 26th
Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.
27th - 28th
Start seedbeds. Favorable days for planting aboveground crops, and leafy vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage, kale, and celery where climate is suitable.
29th - 30th
Do clearing and plowing, but no planting.
31st
Plant tomatoes, peas, beans, and other aboveground crops, indoors in the North and outdoors in lower South.

November 2019

1st - 2nd
Good days for planting peas, squash, corn, tomatoes, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, Texas, and California.
3rd - 4th
A good time to kill plant pests or do plowing. Poor for planting.
5th - 7th
Extra good for vine crops. Favorable days for planting aboveground crops where climate allows.
8th - 9th
Seeds planted now will grow poorly and yield little.
10th - 12th
First two days are fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable. Last day is a good day for transplanting. Last day is also when to plant root crops where climate permits.
13th - 14th
Any seed planted now will tend to rot.
15th - 16th
Start seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Best planting days for fall potatoes, turnips, onions, carrots, beets, and other root crops where climate is suitable.
17th - 20th
Grub out weeds, briars, and other plant pests.

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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