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Best Time To Plant A Garden

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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! May 20172nd-5th A barren period. Favorable for killing plant pests, cultivating, or taking a short vacation.6th-8th Favorable time for sowing hay, fodder crops, and grains. Plant flowers. Excellent time for planting corn, beans, peppers, and other aboveground crops.9th-10th Plant seedbeds. First day is excellent for planting aboveground crops, and planting leafy vegetables. Second day is a good day for transplanting. Second day is also when to plant carrots, beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops. Also good for leafy vegetables.11th-13th Seeds planted now will do poorly and yield little.14th-15th Plant late beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, and other root crops.16th-17th Kill plant pests on these barren days.18th-20th Fine for vine crops. Set strawberry plants. Good days for transplanting. Favorable time for planting late root crops.21st-22nd Poor planting. Fine for cultivating or spraying.23rd-24th Good days for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.25th-26th Any seed planted now will tend to rot.27th-28th Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Most favorable for corn, cotton, okra, beans, peppers, eggplant, and other aboveground crops.29th-31st A barren period. Favorable for killing plant pests, cultivating, or taking a short vacation.June 20171st Poor period for planting. Kill plant pests, clear fencerows, or clear land.2nd-4th Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing aboveground.5th-6th Plant seedbeds. Extra good for planting fall lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, and other leafy vegetables. All aboveground crops planted now will do well.7th-9th Poor planting days, cut hay or do general farm work.10th-11th Plant late beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, and other root crops.12th-14th Poor days for planting. Kill plant pests, spray, fertilize, do general farm work.15th-16th Set strawberry plants. Excellent for any vine crops such as beans, peas, and cucumbers. Good days for transplanting. Favorable time for planting late root crops.17th-18th Cut hay or do plowing on these barren days.19th-20th Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting root crops.21st-22nd Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.23rd-24th Excellent for sowing seedbeds and flower gardens. Plant tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn, cotton, and other aboveground crops on these most fruitful days.25th-29th Poor period for planting. Kill plant pests, clear fencerows, or clear land.30th Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing aboveground.July 20171st Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing aboveground. 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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Best Time To Plant A Garden

May 20172nd-5th A barren period. Favorable for killing plant pests, cultivating, or taking a short vacation.6th-8th Favorable time for sowing hay, fodder crops, and grains. Plant flowers. Excellent time for planting corn, beans, peppers, and other aboveground crops.9th-10th Plant seedbeds. First day is excellent for planting aboveground crops, and planting leafy vegetables. Second day is a good day for transplanting. Second day is also when to plant carrots, beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops. Also good for leafy vegetables.11th-13th Seeds planted now will do poorly and yield little.14th-15th Plant late beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, and other root crops.16th-17th Kill plant pests on these barren days.18th-20th Fine for vine crops. Set strawberry plants. Good days for transplanting. Favorable time for planting late root crops.21st-22nd Poor planting. Fine for cultivating or spraying.23rd-24th Good days for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.25th-26th Any seed planted now will tend to rot.27th-28th Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Most favorable for corn, cotton, okra, beans, peppers, eggplant, and other aboveground crops.29th-31st A barren period. Favorable for killing plant pests, cultivating, or taking a short vacation.June 20171st Poor period for planting. Kill plant pests, clear fencerows, or clear land.2nd-4th Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing aboveground.5th-6th Plant seedbeds. Extra good for planting fall lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, and other leafy vegetables. All aboveground crops planted now will do well.7th-9th Poor planting days, cut hay or do general farm work.10th-11th Plant late beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, and other root crops.12th-14th Poor days for planting. Kill plant pests, spray, fertilize, do general farm work.15th-16th Set strawberry plants. Excellent for any vine crops such as beans, peas, and cucumbers. Good days for transplanting. Favorable time for planting late root crops.17th-18th Cut hay or do plowing on these barren days.19th-20th Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting root crops.21st-22nd Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.23rd-24th Excellent for sowing seedbeds and flower gardens. Plant tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn, cotton, and other aboveground crops on these most fruitful days.25th-29th Poor period for planting. Kill plant pests, clear fencerows, or clear land.30th Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing aboveground.July 20171st Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing aboveground. 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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When should I plant? The Best Time to Plant Is Not The Same for Everyone Each person has to decide at what point their garden is ready for certain types of herb and vegetable plants. Creating a planting calendar will help you plan correctly from sew to harvest. Perennial Herbs can be planted just about anytime it is beginning to get warm but Annual herbs such as Basil and Dill need to wait until night temperatures are well above freezing every night. Tomatoes and other “warm season” vegetables are frost tender and will be severely damaged by even a light frost, which can happen when temperatures are as low as 36-38 degrees. “Cool season” vegetables like lettuce and broccoli like a bit of frost but a hard freeze can cause damage. Fortunately we are not alone in this endeavor to find the perfect date to plant. We have many tools to help us decide when spring has arrived and it is safe to set out our vegetables. Keep in mind that there is no “perfect” planting date although there are some that swear that planting by the moon is the way to go. You generally have a window of several weeks and sometimes even longer depending upon your climate zone. If you don’t like running out at night to cover up your plants with sheets because of a late frost warning then add about a week or two to the dates we recommend. Determining your Average Last Frost Date The first thing we need to do is determine when the average last frost date will be in your city. These dates are based upon NOAA climate maps and indicate the likely last frost date for your area plus add few days just to be safe. These are recommended shipping dates but not exact planting dates as that can vary depending upon the weather in your area. Garden Conditions For Planting Make a Difference You need to determine whether or not your soil has dried out enough to dig up the soil for loosening and adding compost. If you pick up a handful of soil and squeeze it between your fingers and it feels muddy and very moist, wait a week or so of sunshine before digging. If it feels soft and moist, but not wet, it is ready to be worked. Lastly, you need to make sure no cold weather is on the horizon. Many times a last minute frost has ruined lots of hard work and planting by killing off tender seedlings. Better to wait a week or two than plant too early and there are many weather tools on the web that will help you see into the future. When you finish your order, we will assign specific shipping dates to your order based upon the average last frost date for your area, however this is the very earliest date, not the only date, you should plant. Our plants are seeded on a regular schedule throughout the season so they are always the right size for you, no matter when you need to plant. We Do Not Recommend Planting Right Away We do not recommend planting your tomatoes and vegetables right away after you receive them. A couple of days to acclimate and be out of the box is very important. Also always check local weather reports for late frosts which can cause severe damage to young plants. Check the maps below to determine the best time to plant in your area. Average Last Frost Date In Spring Average First Frost Date In Fall In order to determine the best planting time for your area, find out when your average first frost date will be and then count backwards for the maturity dates of Freeze Tender plants. Keep in mind that most greens and Lettuces will tolerate light freezes and some can grow all winter long.

Best Time To Plant A Garden

Best Time To Plant A Garden
Best Time To Plant A Garden
Best Time To Plant A Garden
Best Time To Plant A Garden

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