Gardening by The Moon Calendar – Part 2

Here are some upcoming dates you all might be interested in:

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.

March 2017

6th-7th Excellent for sowing seedbeds and flower gardens. Best planting days for aboveground crops, especially peas, beans, cucumbers, and squash where climate permits.

Growing Peas [image source: gardeningknowhow-com]
Growing Peas [image source: gardeningknowhow-com]

8th-12th A most barren period, best for killing plant pests or doing chores around the farm.
13th-14th Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.
15th-16th Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Excellent time for planting root crops that can be planted now. Also good for leafy vegetables.
17th-19th Barren days, do no planting.

[image source: out2playinthegarden-blogspot-com]
[image source: out2playinthegarden-blogspot-com]

20th-21st Any root crops that can be planted now will do well.
22nd-24th A barren period, best suited for killing plant pests. Do plowing and cultivating.
25th-26th Good for planting cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, and other vine crops. Set strawberry plants. Good days for transplanting. Favorable days for planting beets, carrots, radishes, salsify, turnips, peanuts, and other root crops.
27th-28th Cultivate and spray, do general farm work, but no planting.
29th-30th Favorable for planting crops bearing yield above the ground.
31st Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.

April 2017

1st Poor day for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.
2nd-3rd Plant seedbeds and start flower gardens. Plant tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn, cotton, and other aboveground crops on these most fruitful days.
4th-8th Grub out weeds, briars, and other plant pests.
9th-10th A favorable time for sowing grains, hay, and fodder crops. Plant flowers. Plant corn, melons, squash, tomatoes, and other aboveground crops.
11th-13th Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting beets, carrots, radishes, turnips, peanuts, and other root crops. Also good for leafy vegetables.
14th-15th Neither plant nor sow on these barren days.

Garden Spring Cleaning [image source: reluctantentertainer-com]
Garden Spring Cleaning [image source: reluctantentertainer-com]

16th-18th Favorable days for planting beets, carrots, turnips, radishes, onions, and other root crops.
19th-20th Excellent time to kill weeds, briars, poison ivy, and other plant pests.
21st-22nd Set strawberry plants. Excellent for any vine crops, such as beans, peas, and cucumbers. Good days for transplanting. Favorable days for planting root crops.
23rd-24th Poor planting days. Break ground or cultivate.
25th-26th First day is a good day for transplanting. First day is also when planted root crops will yield well. Second day is favorable for planting beans, corn, cotton, tomatoes, peppers, and other aboveground crops.
27th-28th Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.
29th-30th Plant seedbeds and start flower gardens. Plant tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn, cotton, and other aboveground crops on these most fruitful days.

May 2017

1st Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Most favorable for corn, cotton, okra, beans, peppers, eggplant, and other aboveground crops.
2nd-5th A barren period. Favorable for killing plant pests, cultivating, or taking a short vacation.

[ repost:  http://farmersalmanac.com/calendar/gardening/  ]

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