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Our 2015 "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.  

See dates for Region 4 (northern Canada). Don't know your region? Click here for map.

Note that these gardening regions are quite broad and based on an age-old formula; we also offer a different methodology that's more personalized with our "Best Planting Dates" calendar here.

How to Read the "Planting by the Moon" Gardening Calendar

  • The "Moon Favorable" column gives the best planting dates based on the year's Moon's phases (Eastern Time). See our Moon Phase Calendar for the exact days of the new and full Moons.)
  • Plant 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 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.
  • The "Planting Dates" column gives the safe periods for planting in areas that receive frost. See Canadian Frost Dates.
  • Aboveground crops marked *
  • (E) means early planting; (L) means late
  Planting Dates Moon Favorable
* Barley 6/1–30 6/1–2, 6/16–30
* Beans (E) 5/30–6/15 5/30–6/2
(L) -- --
Beets (E) 5/25–6/10 6/3–10
(L) 6/15–7/8 6/15, 7/2–8
* Broccoli (E) 6/1–25 6/1–2, 6/1625
(L) -- --
* Brussels sprouts 6/1–25 6/1–2, 6/16–25
* Cabbage 6/1–25 6/1–2, 6/16–25
Carrots (E) 5/25–6/10 6/3–10
(L) 6/15–7/8 6/15, 7/2–8
* Cauliflower (E) 6/1–25 6/1–2, 6/16–25 
(L) -- --
* Celery (E) 6/1–30 6/1–2, 6/16–30
(L) -- --
* Collards (E) 6/1–25 6/1–2, 6/16–25 
(L) -- --
* Corn, sweet (E) 5/30–6/20 5/30–6/2, 6/16–20
(L) -- --
* Cucumbers 5/30–6/15 5/30–6/2
* Eggplants 5/15–30 6/16–30
* Endive (E) 5/1–25 6/1–2, 6/16–25
(L) -- --
* Kale (E) 6/1–15 6/1–2
(L) 6/25–7/15 6/25–7/1, 7/15
Leeks 6/1–15 6/3–15
* Lettuce 6/1–30 6/1–2, 6/16–30
* Muskmelons 6/1–30 6/1–2, 6/16–30
* Okra 6/25–7/7 6/25–7/1
Onion sets 6/1–25 6/3–15
* Parsley 6/1–15 6/1–2
Parsnips 5/10–31 5/10–17
* Peas (E) 5/15–31 5/18–31
(L) 7/10–25 7/15–25
* Peppers 6/1–30 6/1–2, 6/16–30
Potatoes 6/1–25 6/3–15
* Pumpkins 6/1–30 6/1–2, 6/16–30
Radishes (E) 5/15–6/5 5/1517, 6/3–5
(L) 7/10–31 7/10–14
* Spinach (E) 6/1–25 6/1–2, 6/16–25
(L) 7/20–8/5 7/20–31
* Squashes 6/1–30 6/1–2, 6/16–30
Sweet potatoes 6/1–30 6/3–15
* Swiss chard 5/15–31 5/18–31
* Tomatos 6/1–15 6/1–2
Turnips (E) 5/10–31 5/10–17
(L) -- --
*Watermelons 6/1–30 6/1–2, 6/16–30
* Wheat, spring 5/15–6/10 5/18–6/2
* Wheat, winter 8/5–30 8/14–29

 

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Comments

I was taught that you wait

By Meridith Hicks on May 22

I was taught that you wait until after the full moon. As we know it can be very frosty around that moon, and don't waste time by planting before.

is there any meaning to

By janie schwartz

is there any meaning to seeing catapillars right now 6/21

Although we are not familiar

By Almanac Staff

Although we are not familiar with any folklore on caterpillars, June is the month that they typically build cocoons and emerge 10 days later as butterflies or moths!

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