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Planting by the Moon's Phase: Gardening Calendar

Our "Planting by the Moon's Phase" gardening calendar is a longtime Old Farmer's Almanac tradition. According to this practice, cycles of the Moon affect plant growth. 

Note that the four gardening regions below are quite broad and based on an age-old formula; we also offer a different methodology that's more personalized on a zip code/postal code level with our "Best Planting Dates" calendar here.

What is Planting by the Moon?

Planting by the Moon is a great way to help plan your above and below ground crops.

  • Plant flowers and vegetables that bear crops above ground during the light, or waxing, of the Moon: from the day the Moon is new to the day it is full.
  • Plant flowering bulbs and vegetables that bear crops below ground during the dark, or waning, of the Moon: from the day after it is full to the day before it is new again.

Oldtime farmers swear that this practice results in larger, tastier harvest. The editor of The Old Farmer's Almanac, Janice Stillman, explains in our Gardening by the Moon video.

Click YOUR region on the map below to see planting dates and Moon-favorable dates.

 

Planting Regions

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Hi, recently while replanting

By Leena Faulkner

Hi, recently while replanting my Spring Onions and Lemongrass plants, from our flower bed outside the house, to a pot to be brought in, in preparation for Winter, I found young tomato plant and young green pepper plants sprouting in the garden bed outside. Do I need to replant the young tomato and green peppers to a pot to be brought into the house during winter. I'm staying in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Tomatoes and green peppers

By georgewilson

Tomatoes and green peppers need lots of direct sun or grow lights and you can't really replant them at this point.

When is the best time to do

By Charlotte brahms

When is the best time to do slip cuttings like on coleus? Know there is a moon sign to go by but can't find it.

We suggest that you use the

By Almanac Staff

We suggest that you use the time when the Moon is in the astrological (not astronomical) signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. To find out when those occur, you can purchase the 2014 Moon's Sign Astrology Table for download here:

http://www.almanac.com/product/2014-astrology-moons-sign-calendar

Or the 2015 table, here:

http://www.almanac.com/product/2015-astrology-moons-sign-calendar

Please note, the Moon's Sign Astrology Table is not the same as the Best Days Astrological Timetable. The latter offers the best dates for various activities, according to our astrologer, such as "Graft or pollinate." For the best days for the next two months, see:

http://www.almanac.com/bestdays/timetable

When do I transplant grape

By Ron GG

When do I transplant grape vines?

We've never moved a grape

By Almanac Staff

We've never moved a grape vine but early fall would be the proper time. Be sure to get a good rootball. Usually, we leave established grape vines alone and take cuttings off the new growth to plant in new areas. Grape shoots are easy to root.

 

What's the best time to prune

By E. Bettie Guy-Smith

What's the best time to prune tomato plants?

Determinate tomatoes, those

By Almanac Staff

Determinate tomatoes, those that produce for a short period of time and finish, do not have to be pruned.

Indeterminate tomatoes, those that grow until frost—or you pull them—can be pruned at any time. Pruning will help the plant to put its energy into producing fruit that matures, instead of producing lots of flowers that never develop.

Do you have any

By kroennn

Do you have any reccomendations for pruning the indeterminate tomatoes?

I purchased bacon seeds.

By Chris Daniel

I purchased bacon seeds. When will be the best time to plant them and how long to harvest?

Have a blessed day. . . just a little fun sent your way. . .
Chris

I have four types of roses:

By Pedro Perez

I have four types of roses: large red, mini white, yellow and something between orange and red. A friend liked the red ones. I have tried three times to seed some, only once did something sprout but died immediately. I want to help without losing my red. The question is which is the best phase of the moon and how to seed a stem. thanks in advance...

I have what we always called

By Joyce Simpkins

I have what we always called "saw biers" and they are taking over my patch of crape Myrtles and Azaleas. The vine is full of biers and have an underground runner. I have heard that they have to be dug up but I am unable to dig. What can I do to kill them without killing my shrubs. I'm about to the point of having them all cut down to the ground where I can just mow over everything.

Have you tried Agricultural

By Gary Ailes

Have you tried Agricultural vinegar? Check Amazon if you want to try. I have been using some of about a month and have been happy with the results. Only kills what you put it on. Did not work on salt grass.

I just bought two orange

By tester116

I just bought two orange trees and one peach tree Is there a certain time of the month to transplant these trees or can you transplant them any time. I'm from Destrehan, Louisiana and I had to purchase theses trees because they were very cheap only 10 dollars each and they look great... Thanks for your help...

If you are gardening by the

By Almanac Staff

If you are gardening by the moon's astrological place, the best time to transplant is when the Moon is in Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces. (If you have a 2014 Old Farmer's Almanac, these dates are on p. 247). For May and June these dates are May 30, 31 and June 1, 9, 10, 11, 19, 27, & 28.

I heard Epson salts were good

By Karen C

I heard Epson salts were good for some plants...is this true! Thank you!

Epsom salts are especially

By Perry 2

Epsom salts are especially good for tomatoes and a absolute must for hot peppers such as jalapenos and green chili as well. Try epsom salts plus at your local gardening store, its great stuff and has mix ratios

Yes, Epsom Salt is good for

By onehourgardener.com

Yes, Epsom Salt is good for plants in moderation. It contains micronutrients (magnesium sulfate) that plants need in addition to the macronutrients NPK. Roses respond especially well to Epsom Salt. For a good reference for using Epsom Salts in your garden, visit our "Very Useful Gardening Links" page of www.onehourgardener.com.

I don't know about plants

By reader77

I don't know about plants they are good for, but they are supposed to help get rid of ants. Sprinkle them all around the perimeter of your house.

I want to plant a fig tree

By sophiahall

I want to plant a fig tree when is the best time to plant one & where in my yard should I plant it?

Plant the fig tree in the

By Almanac Staff

Plant the fig tree in the spring in full or partial sun. Go to our fig growing page for more information.

http://www.almanac.com/plant/figs

How do you plant avocado

By Anonymous

How do you plant avocado seeds?

Use the pit from an avocado.

By Almanac Staff

Use the pit from an avocado. Supend it over water in a glass with the thick part of the pit in the water. After 3 to 6 weeks the top of the pit will split open and you'll see a stem growing. The bottom of the pit will grow roots. Plant the pit in a container with soil with the top and new growth above the soil.

Bury an avocado pit about 1

By DarrenW

Bury an avocado pit about 1 inch below the surface, oriented with the "seam" between the halves perpendicular to the soil surface, water well. Keep moist, but not soggy. The pit will split and sprout as well or better than the water glass method. In 4 to 6 weeks it will sprout. Direct planting keeps from shocking the seedling with transplanting from water to soil.

We moved from WI to N MN last

By Suzette Ware

We moved from WI to N MN last fall. In WI we had pear trees that the woodpeckers were destroying. I wrapped the trunks and that helped but wondered what I would do when the birds started on the branches? Now that we moved I have a crab apple tree that the woodpeckers are making holes on the branches. Last fall the tree looked bad - black leaves. My concern is that I want to put in apple trees but not to feed the birds. Any ideas would be appreciated.

I have found nothing nor

By Ruby Henderson

I have found nothing nor anyone who can get rid of nut grass! Once you pull the grass you might see two or three of the nuts (little nodules) on the stringy threadlike roots, but there is a whole network of them underground! I pray you have a remedy for this hated grass!!!

I had nut Grass bad in my

By Randy Sheffield

I had nut Grass bad in my garden. Sprayed it the nut grass with Round Up @ 4ozs and 2gal hand sprayer got it all even the nuts.

Hogs will dig up every last

By Dennis DuBroc

Hogs will dig up every last one... and then you can start over ;-)

I have three young children

By AKS

I have three young children (5, 2 1/2, and 1) and I am able to be home with home during the summer. We have thought about planting a small garden. My oldest son has done this in Pre-school, and wants to try it at home. All of my children love vegetables, especially peppers. I want to do this with them, but I have not idea where to start. Any suggestions. We live in Central Illinois.

Sounds lovely! Dig up a plot

By Almanac Staff

Sounds lovely! Dig up a plot so there are no weeds and mix in some compost.
Lettuce, bush beans, radish, carrots, spinach, beets, and zucchini tend to be easy crops to grow.  See our Gardening section and our Planting Chart to know when to plant what in your zip code: www.almanac.com/plantingtable

Can anyone tell me, how to

By Ann Fulwood

Can anyone tell me, how to keep the squirrels from ruining my pecans? They pick them while they're green, chew the ends off & throw them down! I've tried everything I've heard of, so PLEASE help!!!
Thanks!

I do like essential line-up

By Marygardener

I do like essential line-up consider application based upon frequency rain fall (I know that seems obvious but I worked in a greenhouse and you'd be amazed...). Also consider predator urine. There is a web site that you can select a pest and are given options for predators (may have multiple pests you are trying to target). Thepeemart.com and predator urine is inexpensive. Doesn't require much (their sense of smell so much better than ours). You also must apply more frequently with rain.
Mole baits are often in baited worms and squirrels wouldn't eat that. Also toxins are toxins for just that reason. Must consider effects to other animals (such as a household pet) as well as yourself around edibles. Powders and sprays can often be systemically absorbed and depending on when it is time to harvest the pesticide can accumulate in the fruit.

Ann, Have you tried using

By carl pratt

Ann,
Have you tried using essential oils. Specifically peppermint oil. Fill a pump up sprayer with partial water, then the rest with partial peppermint. Shake it up, spray it on the tree (it's a "GREEN" thing, no poisons)and see if the scent doesn't drive them crazy. The peppermint will not hurt your pecans, and after awhile the squirrels will leave it alone

A .22 or pellet gun works

By Sandman

A .22 or pellet gun works well unless you are in the city but having a few cats works well in town or city.
There is also gopher poison that you can mix with a little bit of smashed peanuts.

The squirrels actually eat my

By Ruthie Smith

The squirrels actually eat my green pecans as well. The also eat the pears and apples. I remedied this problem by putting tin around the base of all trees. Ace Hardware has the old tin pipes for the wood stoves, the larger ones work well. Possibly 2 to 3 of them around around larger trees. I also had the tops of the trees trimmed during the winter months while the sap was low. That way, the squirrels couldn't hop from tree to tree and eat the pecans, pears and apples, I've actually watched them eat them. Hope this helps.

Squirrels strip the bark from

By Almanac Staff

Squirrels strip the bark from limbs to get moisture. Try watering the grass at the base of the trees early in the morning (squirrels lick dew off of grass blades).

Hey Deb, the chart they have

By Robert Gage

Hey Deb, the chart they have never published is under Gardening.

When can you tell when the

By willene

When can you tell when the SAP is up or down in a tree?

Sap flows during the daytime

By Almanac Staff

Sap flows during the daytime when the conditions are right. You need cold nights (below freezing) and warm days (above freezing). It is the fluctuation that causes the flow of sap. During the night, the carbon dioxide cools and contracts and some sap freezes; this all creates suction in the tree which causes water from the soil to be drawn up into the roots and travel up through the sapwood. During the day, as the temperatures rise above freezing, the sap starts to flow. Then, the process repeats itself.

I have several different

By Suzanne Adams

I have several different Elephant Ears planted in the ground as well as a Huge Hydrangea. I am trying to help my sister with transplanting the elephant ears and was needed the best instructions to do the process (In pots/in ground) Also the money grass. The biggest questions is there any way to get cuttings from the one plant. I was a flower we had placed on my grandmother grave for easter 1 year and my sister was her favorite. It's at least 3.5' tall and probably 5' wide. She really wanted to put some of this particular Hydrangea at her house. ???

Also another plant from my other grandmother, it's a peace plant??? and my mom(Her mother) also wants cuttings from this and we have tried several times in the past and never have been successful. Any solutions to this. I have transplanted this 3 times since my grandmother passed and has totally grown 4' ft in the post of course and mom really wants to start some of this at her house. I would really appreciate your help with these as I DO NOT have a green thumb what so ever.

Thanks

Desperate to share sentimental plants and shrubs.

Suzie

In cold weather areas I dig

By Hard Rock

In cold weather areas I dig the Elephant ear roots and separate if several are connected. I cut all but the last leaf and wrap them in newpaper with the leaf sticking out and store them in a dark corner of the garage. 3 to 5 months later I take them out and replant. This has worked for Elephant ear and Alocatia type plants.

Elephant ears have tubers and

By Almanac Staff

Elephant ears have tubers and you can divide these to start new plants. If the peace plant is a peace lily it grows horizontal roots just under the soil. You can cut and divide some of these for new plants. A hydrangea can be propagated from soft wood cuttings. Cut 4-6 inch lengths of new green stems from the bush. Dip the bottoms of the stems in rooting hormone and plant in small pots. Remove the biggest leaves to encourage root growth.

Go to our individual plant pages at http://www.almanac.com/content/plant-guide-flowers-bulbs-roses-shrubs-ho... to read more about how to care for these plants.

Last fall I dug up

By Deb G

Last fall I dug up perennials, roses and elephant ears. Moving to another state. Did not have room to travel. Plants are in a lock door shed in containers. Will any survive through cold Il winter. No water since Dec.
Mainly worry on elephant ears bulbs. Leaves where black

I live in north Al. and I

By Flowerlady

I live in north Al. and I have lots of Elephant Ears.
In the fall I cover the bulbs with crushed leaves.
In a cold winter the bulbs get mushy at the tops. I remove leaf mulch and scrape all the mushy stuff off. New leaves sprout from the good part of the rhizome that is left. I don't dig any of it up, just scrape off mushy stuff.

It all depends on how cold it

By Almanac Staff

It all depends on how cold it was in the shed. Elephant ears are tropical plants and can't tolerate freezing. If the bulbs are mushy you need to throw them away.

PLEASE HELP ME! I want to

By LynniePenn

PLEASE HELP ME! I want to transplant my mother's( who passed away last year) peonies. They mean the world to me, but they're in an OLD bed that no matter how I try ends up full off Bermuda grass! I pull it all out & add Preen, but still by summer the peonies are suffocating! Plus they've never been separated and some are bulbs & some are roots. I want to put them in my newly built raised bed, but I don't know when OR should wait till they start coming up. I can't lose these. Please help me.( btw I'm in NE AR.) Thank you

If you dig up peonies right

By posygirl

If you dig up peonies right now, you may very well kill them. Peonies are a bit finicky about being moved. Best bet is to deal with the grass for one more summer, then work your magic in the fall.

Best time to transplant

By Almanac Staff

Best time to transplant peonies is in the fall when the plants begin to go dormant. Dig the peonies carefully to try to get as much of the roots as possible. Wash the soil off the roots that you want to divide, then use a sharp, clean knife to cut through the crown. Make sure each piece has some healthy stems.

Is the fall the best time to

By Dianne j.

Is the fall the best time to plant new peony tubers?I have tried unsuccessfully to get them to come up in the spring.I saw your comment on transplanting established plants. I want to order some from a nursery,is there a nursery online that you would recommend?I want these in my flower garden so bad!

If you planting the bare root

By Almanac Staff

If you planting the bare root peony tubers, yes, fall is the best time--when the leaves first begin to turn. This allows them to develop a strong root system before next spring's growth. There are many good peony growers. For example, try googling "White Flower Farm." We hope this helps!

There used to be a list of

By Deb G

There used to be a list of what days to not plant seeds as nothing would grow or best days to plant them. I haven't been able to find this . Is this still available? Thanks!

Too Deb G. click the link @

By Clyde Vigneaux

Too Deb G. click the link @ top for Gardening. Then Best Planting Dates. planting by the moon's phase.

If you go to the home page it

By John B.

If you go to the home page it is under "gardening".

Hi Deb G, We do have a Best

By Almanac Staff

Hi Deb G,

We do have a Best Days by the Moon chart which includes planting here: 

http://www.almanac.com/bestdays/timetable

I hope this is what you are seeking?

Thanks for your interest in The Old Farmer's Almanac!

Thank you, that one is

By Deb G

Thank you, that one is helpful but the one I'm looking for goes month by month and states " good day to plant seeds, best day to plant seeds, anything planted today will rot, good day to transplant, best day to transplant etc. I appreciate your help.

Hi Deb, We are sorry, but the

By Almanac Staff

Hi Deb,

We are sorry, but the chart you are looking for is something that we have never published.

When do you transplant okra

By Janae Southerland

When do you transplant okra

Hi Janae, Transplant okra

By Almanac Staff

Hi Janae, Transplant okra when there are 3 to 4 leaves. You can set in double rows 15 to 18 inches apart and 12 inches in between plants.

Just bought 2 Elberta peach

By Donald & Charlene

Just bought 2 Elberta peach trees what is best month & day to plant??
Thanks for your time & help.

According to NC cooperative

By Almanac Staff

According to NC cooperative extension services: Trees can be planted from late fall (after Thanksgiving) until early spring. Late-fall-planted trees may be more prone to winter injury, and late spring plantings (after mid-April) are not recommended. Early winter (late December to early January) is the optimal time for planting in North Carolina.  

Region 1--north

By Donald & Charlene

Region 1--north Carolina-western.15 miles from Virginia.

What is the best fruit trees

By Erica Figueroa

What is the best fruit trees to plant and when. I live in sc

The current winter we've had

By Bsewal01

The current winter we've had up here in the Cheese Head area of Wisconsin had a record low temp. of -50 overnight. My question would be about the Dawn Redwood tree that I've had growing for at least 4 or more years. Has this particular winter caused considerable damage to it?

Please inform me if you can.... Thanks

Dawn Redwoods (Metasequoia)

By Almanac Staff

Dawn Redwoods (Metasequoia) do best in Zones 5 to 8; you might be able to grow them in 4 or 9, depending on conditions. (Wisconsin ranges from Zones 3 to 5.) They do not like cold temperatures, with about -15F the coldest they can tolerate for longer periods. A severe cold snap of -50F may likely have caused damage, depending on how long that temperature lasted, how sheltered a spot your tree is in, your tree's overall health (young trees may be more susceptible), and whether there was any winter protection (burlap, mulch, etc.), or even snow cover (which insulates), that may have protected parts of it. Only time will tell--wait several months into the growing season to see any signs.

Cold damage may show up as twigs and branches blackening and dying back from the tip down; depending on the severity of damage (how many branches were affected, and how much along their lengths, for example), the tree might recover from this, especially if the roots were protected. You might ask a local garden nursery for their thoughts about your tree and the cold snap that you've experienced. They can recommend a proper approach for care during the growing season to help the plant recover. Good luck! Dawn redwoods are beautiful trees.

I need to know when it would

By Freda Light

I need to know when it would be best to transplant my Blueberry Bushes. I live in Newton, North Carolina, and planted them in the shade. No one told me they needed a lot of sunshine.

Thanks
Freda

Best time to transplant

By Almanac Staff

Best time to transplant blueberries is when the bushes are dormant. Early spring or late fall are good times to move the blueberries.

With all of the current

By Alfreda LaDay

With all of the current freezing in the south I have been afraid to plant my satsuma trees. I wanted to plant by recommended dates, but was afraid. Should I be. It's beeen very wet as well.

If it has been a cold winter

By Almanac Staff

If it has been a cold winter with freeze warnings it is best to wait until all danger of frost has passed. Young satsuma trees will not survive freezing temperatures.

I live in Puerto Rico, up in

By olijoel

I live in Puerto Rico, up in the mountings, Zone 12 area, it also rains a lot because I live near a Tropical Rain Forest. Yesterday a started planting some okra, beets, onion and Romaine lettuce seed. Any recommendations?

Sweet potatoes do well there

By marthamedina

Sweet potatoes do well there I had some when I was small .Great place to grow anything you want avocado trees are great and pana tree (taste like a potatoes but buttery).Mangoe trees are great also ...

Csn i plant tomatoes in

By gerald patton

Csn i plant tomatoes in september

It depends where you live and

By Almanac Staff

It depends where you live and your frost dates. We don't plant tomatoes in September in most of North America because we'll have frost before the tomatoes mature. However, in areas in the South that don't have frost, planting can happen in September at temperatures that tomatoes like. If you have October frosts, you'd want to get your transplants in the ground by August 1.  As a rule of thumb: figure out your frost date (see the frost chart on this Web site) and figure out your "days to maturity" for your tomato variety and back out the dates.

i would like to start

By CATHERINE RIPLEY

i would like to start geraniums in pots. today is really warm and humid so would like to give them the best chance at solid success.

We love geraniums in pots! 

By Almanac Staff

We love geraniums in pots!  Just use well-drained soil with lots of organic matter. Do NOT water too much. Let the soil get dry between waterings. And avoid too much fertilzer too. We don't know where you live, but you're kind of late in the season. We fertilize once in the spring and then a few times during the growing season with a liquid 20-20-20 fertilizer.

I planted okra seeds and all

By Joyce Keeble

I planted okra seeds and all came up. I have at least 24 plants. To date, I have had no blooms or pods and no signs of them - plants are green and healthy. They are above 3 feet tall. I also planted them on the day recommented for planting above ground plants in March or April.

Try cutting off some of the

By Robert Gage

Try cutting off some of the leaves and on some of the other leaves, take a very stiff switch or stick and hit the leaf stem to the point of damaging the stem. The plant will send up a substance to repair the damage. You will see a "knot" form around the damaged area like a sling of sorts, and then look for those blooms to apear. Try this on a FEW of your plants and see if they don't do much better than the others.. It works in Western Arkansas, and it probably will work where you are.

Okra is a heat-loving plant

By Almanac Staff

Okra is a heat-loving plant that requires 55 to 75 days with temperatures ideally above 85°F for flowers to develop. Growth will slow down when air temperature is below 70°F. If you live in a colder region you may need to give the plants some extra time to produce.

Is it to early to begin my

By Mrs.Hines

Is it to early to begin my starters inside for my garden?

Mrs. Hines, It depends on

By Almanac Staff

Mrs. Hines, It depends on where you live. See our chart for when to plant seeds indoors based on your zip code here: http://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-dates

When is the best time for

By J K Smith

When is the best time for rooting hardwood cuttings. I am in the process of planting a hedge around our century farm and will be using a hybrid willow. I suspect a water sign but want verification.

Take cuttings from plants you

By Almanac Staff

Take cuttings from plants you wish to propagate when the Moon is waxing (between new and full). Cancer is the most productive Moon sign for transplanting, grafting, dividing and starting cuttings. Scorpio and Pisces are also good signs.

This region map does not have

By Bama Gardner

This region map does not have a link to the region 1 dates.

Hello, Bama, Thanks for your

By Catherine Boeckmann

Hello, Bama, Thanks for your comment. We will fix the map. In the meantime, here is the link to Region 1: http://www.almanac.com/content/best-planting-dates-transplants-region-1

I have a dozen plants

By S. O. B.

I have a dozen plants (trees/shrubs) that I received from the Audobon Society. I've brought them along from match sticks to three foot tall potted plants. When should I put them in the ground, in the rocky Northeast Tennessee soil?

If the trees are

By Almanac Staff

If the trees are container-grown or balled-and-burlapped (not bare-root), you can plant them in fall or early spring, when they are dormant. Bare-root trees should be planted in late winter/early spring, while the plants are dormant. For tips on how to plant trees correctly, where to site them, etc., you might check with your county’s Cooperative Extension. See: http://www.almanac.com/content/cooperative-extension-services

This map lists all of Iowa as

By Liss

This map lists all of Iowa as Zone 2, but living in northern Iowa all of my life I know that planting dates and last frost predictions etc. fall more accurately into Zone 3, i.e. May 15th has always been the earliest planting date based on local wisdom. If you look at the map visually you can see where northern Iowa should really be considered Zone 3 based on the demarcation line for neighboring states/regions.

These regions are quite

By Almanac Staff

These regions are quite large. For towns near the border, we recommend looking at both regions.

As I was weeding and cleaning

By Jade'

As I was weeding and cleaning my garden area for planting I notice an English pea plant had sprouted between the cracks of my vegetable containers. The plant already have a few baby pea pods growing. I was wondering if I could uproot the plant with the root in contact can I transplant it to a container?

They are mature for

By Almanac Staff

They are mature for transplanting but you can try it you do not disturb the roots or rootball in the process. If possible, transplant on overcast days or in the early morning. See our Pea page for planting tips as peas like phosphorus and potassium. http://www.almanac.com/plant/peas

How can I find out what days

By kay cross

How can I find out what days are safe to trim bushes and plants. I know if you cut in the heart (Spelled wrong)? they will die. A neighbor used to tell me, but she has passed. Help please

Hi, Kay, If you are looking

By Almanac Staff

Hi, Kay, If you are looking for best days by the Moon, see the Best Days timetable (look under pruning): http://www.almanac.com/bestdays/timetable

i just wanted to know the

By Mike127

i just wanted to know the last frost date for 2012 this year and now its not really what i was looking for i wasn't looking for when to plant stuff outside i was looking for the last frost date i never make hill's for my plants and they do fine until the deer eat them what i planted was probably like a snack to them i didn't mind it as long as i got a few of what i planted you know im sure they will eat my garden fruits this year to this year im going to plant more then i did last year manly its going to be for my turtles and not me.

Predator urine works well

By Marygardener

Predator urine works well against deer. Deer are prey species. They must be STARVING to dare eat nearby a potential predator. If you know any hunters most will NIT urinate near their tree stands-humans are a predator as well. I live in the country and will occasionally pop a squat bear my garden and I do believe it helps (considering my house is surrounded by corn and soybeans I'd say so!) Predator urine can be purchased at hunting stores or online. I've used thepeemart.com before. Must reapply with rain and doesn't require much, their sense of smell is so much greater than ours.

get some old panty hose and

By regnefr

get some old panty hose and put hair in it and hang around garden spot and deer will not go near it you can get lots of hair at barber shop or beauty salon.

Hi Mike, This chart will show

By Almanac Staff

Hi Mike, This chart will show you the last frost date for your city and state: http://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-dates

You can also see frost charts here: http://www.almanac.com/content/frost-chart-united-states

Hi, could anyone tell me the

By KSM

Hi, could anyone tell me the best days, astrologically speaking, for transplanting a potted plant?

Transplanting is best under a

By Almanac Staff

Transplanting is best under a fertile Moon sign. Scorpio, Cancer, or Pisces Moons are best. You can see our Best Days chart and look at "planting aboveground plants" -- http://www.almanac.com/bestdays/timetable

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