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PLANTING BY THE MOON

a guide to a great garden

 

Planting by the moon phases is an ancient science that really works! Google the subject for full details....definitely worth your time to research.  I have found that if I follow this schedule, my gardens flourish! Try it, and let me know what you think.  I get my information from the Farmers Almanac,  Garden Blessings!....may your efforts excell....and taste delicious! 

October 2020

1st - 2nd
Barren days, do no planting.

3rd - 5th
Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting beets, carrots, onions, turnips, and other hardy root crops where climate is suitable.

6th - 7th
Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.

8th - 9th
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.

10th - 14th
A most barren period, best for killing plant pests or doing chores around the farm.

15th - 16th
Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. First day is a favorable day for planting root crops. Second day is a favorable day for planting beans, peas, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, Texas, and California.

17th - 18th
Start seedbeds. Favorable days for planting aboveground crops, and leafy vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage, kale, and celery where climate is suitable.

19th - 20th
Do clearing and plowing, but no planting.

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

Oct. 1st Full Harvest Moon

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