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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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July 2020

6th - 7th
Good days for killing weeds, briars, and other plant pests. Poor for planting.
8th - 10th
Set strawberry plants. Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting beets, carrots, radishes, salsify, turnips, peanuts, and other root crops. Also good for vine crops.
11th - 12th
A barren period.
13th - 15th
Good days for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.
16th - 17th
Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.
18th - 19th
Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Most fruitful days for planting root crops.
20th - 23rd
A most barren period. Kill plant pests and do general farm work.
24th - 26th
Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing aboveground.
27th - 28th
Start seedbeds. Extra good for fall cabbage, lettuce, cauliflower, mustard greens, and other leafy vegetables. Good for any aboveground crop that can be planted now.
29th - 30th
Barren days, neither plant nor sow.
31st
Any aboveground crops that can be planted now will do well.

August 2020

1st
A good time to plant aboveground crops.
2nd - 3rd
Barren days, fine for killing 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.

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