Wednesday, January 23, 2013

2013 Schedule for Gardening by the Moon

2013 Schedule for Gardening by the Moon

Last year I didn't plant a garden because I thought we'd be moved to Kansas before I could harvest it....and why let someone else benefit from my hard work?! LOL (yeah, I'm selfish that way!) Plus, maybe they wouldn't keep it up, then it would've been a complete waste. Well, I was wrong about moving and I ended up missing out on all those wonderful fresh veggies & herbs.

This year we will be in Kansas and I will definitely include planting a garden as part of the start-up work aside from working on getting the old brick schoolhouse into a livable home.  Hubby might not like that I'll take that time to do so, but I will not be without all those great vegetables another year. I enjoy watching them all grow, and then harvesting them for fresh salads or herbs for seasoning, it just can't be beat!

I joined Mike the Gardener's "Seeds of the Month Club" several months ago and have received envelopes of 4 pkts of seeds each month (8 the first month), so I will have lots of choices for planting. And I'll be able to have a winter garden as well. Something I've been a bit afraid of trying, but definitely want to! There are many seeds that we have no interest in growing as they're nothing we would be interested in eating. I may find a resource for re-selling or trading them.

So, below is this year's planting schedule from The Farmer's Almanac (also linked below). Hope y'all's garden plans go as well as you plan! :)

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January 2013
22nd-23rd Poor Days For Planting. Seeds Tend To Rot In Ground.
24th-26th Favorable Planting Days: First Two Days Are Best For Planting Above-ground Crops. Especially Good For Peas, Beans, Cucumber, And Squash. Last Day Is A Most Fruitful Time To Plant Beets, Carrots, Onions, And Other Hardy Root Crops. Also Good For Transplanting.
27th-30th A Barren Time. Best For Killing Weeds, Briars, Poison Ivy, And Other Plant Pests. Clear Woodlots And Fencerows.
31st Favorable Day For Planting Root Crops. Fine For Sowing Grains, Hay, And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers.


February 2013
1st Favorable Day For Planting Root Crops. Fine For Sowing Grains, Hay, And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers.
2nd-4th Plant Carrots, Turnips, Onions, Beets, Irish Potatoes, And Other Root Crops In The South. Lettuce, Cabbage, Collards And Other Leafy Vegetables Will Do Well. Start Seedbeds. Good Days For Transplanting.
5th-6th Neither Plant Nor Sow On These Barren Days.
7th-8th Any Root Crops That Can Be Planted Now Will Do Well.
9th-11th Barren Days. Fine For Clearing, Plowing, Fertilizing And Killing Plant Pests.
12th-13th Plant Peppers, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, And Other Above-ground Crops In Southern Florida, California, And Texas. Extra Good For Cucumbers, Peas, Cantaloupes, And Other Vine Crops. Set Strawberry Plants.
14th-15th Seeds Planted Now Will Grow Poorly And Yield Little.
16th-18th Fine For Planting Beans, Peppers, Cucumbers, Melons, And Other Above-ground Crops Where Climate Is Suitable.
19th-20th Any Seed Planted Now Will Tend To Rot.
21st-22nd Fine For Planting Beans, Tomatoes, Corn, Cotton, Cucumbers, Peppers, Melons, And Other Above-ground Crops Where Climate Allows. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens.
23rd-26th Clear Ground, Turn Sod. Kill Plant Pests.
27th-28th Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops. Fine For Sowing Grains, Hay, And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers.


March 2013
1st-2nd Excellent Time For Planting Root Crops That Can Be Planted Now And For Starting Seedbeds. Good Days For Transplanting.
3rd-5th Poor Planting Days.
6th-7th Any Root Crops That Can Be Planted Now Will Do Well.
8th-10th A Barren Period, Best Suited For Killing Pests. Do Plowing And Cultivating.
11th-12th Good Days For Planting Above-ground Crops. Fine For Vine Crops. Set Strawberry Plants.
13th-15th Cultivate And Spray, Do General Farm Work, But No Planting.
16th-17th Favorable For Planting Crops Bearing Yield Above The Ground.
18th-19th Seeds Planted Now Tend To Rot In The Ground.
20th-22nd Best Planting Days For Above-ground Crops, Especially Peas, Beans, Cucumbers And Squash Where Climate Is Suitable. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens.
 


April 2013
1st Barren Day. Do No Planting.
2nd-4th Favorable Days For Planting Beets, Carrots, Turnips, Radishes, Onions, And Other Root Crops.
5th-6th Excellent Time To Kill Weeds, Briars, Poison Ivy, And Other Plant Pests.
7th-9th Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops, Extra Good For Vine Crops. Set Strawberry Plants. Good Days For Transplanting.
10th-11th Poor Planting Day. Break Ground Or Cultivate.
12th-13th Favorable For Planting Beans, Corn, Cotton, Tomatoes, Peppers, And Other Above-ground Crops.
14th-16th Poor Days For Planting, Seeds Tend To Rot In The Ground.
17th-18th Plant Tomatoes, Beans, Peppers, Corn, Cotton, And Other Above-ground Crops On These Most Fruitful Days. Plant Seedbeds. Start Flower Gardens.
19th-22nd Grub Out Weeds, Briars, And Other Plant Pests.
23rd-24th Plant Corn, Melons, Squash, Tomatoes, And Other Above-ground Crops. A Favorable Time For Sowing Grains, Hay And Fodder Crops. Plant Flowers.
25th-26th Good Days For Planting Beets, Carrots, Radishes, Turnips, Peanuts, And Other Root Crops. Also Good For Cabbage, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Kale, Celery, And Other Leafy Vegetables. Start Seedbeds. Good Days For Transplanting.
27th-29th Barren Days. Do No Planting.
30th Favorable Day For Planting Beets, Carrots, Turnips, Radishes, Onions, And Other Root Crops.


May 2013
1st Plant Late Beets, Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, And Other Root Crops.
2nd-3rd Kill Plant Pests On These Barren Days.
4th-6th Favorable Time For Planting Late Root Crops. Also Good For Vine Crops That Can Be Planted Now. Set Strawberry Plants. Good Days For Transplanting.
7th-8th Poor Planting, Fine For Cultivating Or Spraying.
9th-11th Favorable For Planting Beans, Corn, Cotton, Tomatoes, Peppers, And Other Above-ground Crops.
12th-13th Any Seed Planted Now Will Tend To Rot.
14th-15th Most Favorable For Planting Corn, Cotton, Okra, Beans, Peppers, Eggplant, And Other Above-ground Crops. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens.
16th-19th A Barren Period. Good For Killing Plant Pests, Cultivating, Or Taking A Short Vacation.
20th-21st Excellent Time For Planting Corn, Beans, Peppers, And Other Above-ground Crops. Favorable For Sowing Hay, Fodder Crops, And Grains. Plant Flowers.


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