April 2018 ~ Gardening by the Moon's Sign

Plant by the Moon for Best Results

March 23, 2018
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Use the April 2018 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days to plant and do other garden tasks.

Plant, Transplant, and Graft: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, or Taurus

Harvest: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, or Aquarius

Build/Fix Fences or Garden Beds: Capricorn

Control Insect Pests, Plow, and Weed: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, or Aquarius

Prune: Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius. During a waxing Moon, pruning encourages growth; during a waning Moon, it discourages growth.

The Moon’s Astrological Place in April

1  Libra

 2  Scorpio

 3  Scorpio

 4  Sagittarius

 5  Sagittarius

 6  Sagittarius

 7  Capricorn 

 8  Capricorn

 9  Aquarius

10 Aquarius

11 Aquarius

12 Pisces

13 Pisces

14 Aries

15 Aries

16 Taurus

17 Taurus

18 Gemini

19 Gemini

20 Cancer

21 Cancer

22 Cancer

23 Leo

24 Leo

25 Virgo

26 Virgo

27 Libra

28 Libra

29 Scorpio

30 Scorpio

See our complete Planting by the Moon calendar.

See your customized Moon Phase Calendar.

Mercury in Retrograde

Sometimes the other planets appear to be traveling backward through the zodiac; this is an illusion. We call this illusion retrograde motion.

Mercury’s retrograde periods can cause our plans to go awry. However, this is an excellent time to reflect on the past. Intuition is high during these periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary.

When Mercury is retrograde, remain flexible, allow extra time for travel, and avoid signing contracts. Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions.

Mercury will be retrograde from March 23 to April 15.

See Mercury Retrograde dates for the full year.



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moon planting

I agree with Audie very difficult to find what I'm looking for don't know if I'm still in region 2 or not and can't find the month have to spend a lot of time finding the right info. I just want to know the above and below ground moon planting dates for my region for specific plants, veggies, most of what I could find skipped May, thats when I need to start planting.

Gardening by the moon signs dates

This is the primary thing I want to see on your website and it is very difficult to find what I'm looking for. I found some button links to certain months, but they are random months and the title of each is cut off so I can't tell what month or even year each button is. I've probably hit 15 or more and finally found April 2018 and May 2018, but I still haven't found June or July 2018. It is very frustrating.


Hi Audie, 

Thanks for your feedback! Sorry for the confusion. We’ll figure out a way to make this content more easy to find in the future!


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