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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 2020

21st - 22nd
Plant tomatoes, peas, beans, and other aboveground crops, indoors in the North and outdoors in lower South.
23rd - 24th
Poor planting days. Kill poison ivy, weeds, clear land, but no planting.
25th - 27th
Extra good for vine crops. Favorable days for planting aboveground crops where climate is suitable.
28th - 29th
Barren days, do no planting.
30th - 31st
First day is fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate permits. Second day is a good day for transplanting. Second day is also a good day for planting beets, carrots, onions, turnips, and other hardy root crops where climate is suitable.

November 2020

1st
Good day for transplanting. Plant root crops where climate permits.
2nd - 3rd
Any seed planted now will tend to rot.
4th - 6th
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.
7th - 10th
Grub out weeds, briars, and other plant pests.
11th - 12th
Favorable time for sowing grains, hay, and fodder crops. Plant flowers. 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 - 16th
Poor planting days.
17th - 18th
Good days for planting peas, squash, corn, tomatoes, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, Texas, and California.

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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