Gardening is so much fun when you see your plants grow up very healthy and produce bountiful harvests. There’s a lot of work that goes into planting fruits and vegetables until they ripen.
Do you know that the lunar calendar also plays a part in your productivity? Some gardeners may not accept this but there are things that can be learned from studying the lunar calendar.
You can learn the best time to sow different fruits and vegetables, also learn the times to care for them and when to feed them. In fact, there are a lot of lessons to be learned that will help to improve your garden work in the summer.
Features of Sowing Calendar
From the time humans discovered that rich harvests have a connection with different moon phases, the development of a sowing calendar began. The sowing calendar for 2020 contains details such as the zodiac when the night luminary was located.
For each bag of seed that you purchase, you will find the required data for planting and nurturing the seeds. However, different people live in different parts of the world, and they need much more information than the one on the bag of seeds.
The sowing calendar is very helpful in identifying the right time frame for planting the seeds in your particular region. The sowing calendar is broken down into different months to enable you to make plans for each month.
January, located in Pisces, commences on the growing moon with the first of the month falling on the 7th – 8th lunar day. It’s an appropriate time of the month for sowing your seed or doing some work on the seeds.
Other notable dates in the month of January include:
January 5 – 6: This is the best time for the sowing and planting of ornamental plants and foods, as well as spraying and pruning of the plants.
January 7 – 8: Best for the sowing of climbing and creeping plants, and also loosening, spraying, and cutting. It’s also a suitable time for the heavy watering of the plants.
January 9: Ideal for soaking, seed germination, sowing, loosening, and fertilization. You should endeavor to avoid transplanting and sowing of herbs.
January 10 – 11: Great for soaking, seed germination, sowing, loosening, and fertilization. You should put off any work with bulbs, tubers, or herbs.
January 15: Ideal for picking, transplanting, dividing of plants, pruning, and sowing of ornamental plants. However, this isn’t an appropriate time for the sowing of vegetable plants.
January 18 – 19: Good for sowing, transplanting, vaccinations, and working with seeds.
January 20: Great for working with seedlings sowing of plants in order to get seeds, while it is best to avoid watering, replanting, and pruning.
January 22 – 24: It’s great for the sowing of plants for food and seeds, also vaccination, transplanting, and pruning.
January 27 – 29: Great for sowing, transplanting, working with seedlings, watering, loosening. You should avoid fertilization, disease treatment, or pest treatment during this period.
The month of February starts off on Saturday the 8th – 9th lunar day of the constellation of Taurus. It’s one of the best times for planting, working with seeds, and also fertilization.
It’s quite unsuccessfully for such tasks as picking and any transplanting work. Other dates of this month that are suitable are as follows:
February 2 – 3: The ideal time of the month for soaking, fertilizing, and sowing vegetable crops that will be stored for later use! In warm regions, this will be the best date for planting fruit and berries.
February 4 – 5: It is suitable for sowing different types of cabbages and radishes, also legumes and greens. Other plants that fit into this period include herbal spices, melons, and watermelons.
You can also work on plant loosening, processing, and pruning.
February 6 – 7: Suitable for working with seeds and cuttings. Plants that can be sown include melons, pumpkins, cabbage, peppers, legumes, and root crops.
February 14 – 15: Best to work with a seedling, soil, and seeds while planting is allowed for potatoes, peanuts, root crops, and zucchini. Other plants include eggplant, cucumbers, melons, legumes, green crops, and peppers.
February 24 – 25: Within this period, you are allowed to do almost all the work including the sowing and planting of most crops. However, you should desist from pruning, watering, and processing from pests.
February 28 – 29: Ideal for working with the soil as well as cultivating and transplanting, fruit planting, and sowing of various vegetables and ornamental crops.
You should avoid gardening work during the following days – 8th, 9th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. Also, February 26th and 27th are ideal for working with the soil and preparations.
The month of March starts off with 7 – 8 lunar days. Even though the 1st of March falls on Taurus, it isn’t actually the most successful.
The most suitable days in this month of March are as follows:
March 4 – 5: it’s the ideal date in the month of March for gardening purposes.
March 9: Suitable for working with the soil, plant processing, and for the planting of hot peppers, cucumber, and herbs.
March 11 – 12: Except for vaccinations and spraying, all other garden works are accepted. Also, planting of all vegetables and ornamental fruits are allowed according to the planting dates of your own region.
March 13 – 14: Except transplanting and picking, everything else is accepted including sowing of all vegetable plants.
March 17 – 18: You can get involved with all plant work except for anything that affects the root system of plants. It’s also appropriate to sow vegetables and cultivate garden plants.
March 27 – 28: This is a very successful date for the sowing of all types of vegetables and flowers. You should avoid such work as transplanting, picking, and also dividing bushes and tubers.
March 29 – 30: Lots of garden plants are ideal for planting including cabbage, radishes, melons, cucumber, and gourds. It isn’t suitable for sowing and transplanting of spices and green crops.
The neutral days for this month include March 15th, 16th, and 22nd. Although March 22nd can be used for sowing a variety of plants that are late in ripening, there are actually many diverse days in March including the 7th, 8th, 10th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 23rd to 26th, and 31st.
It’s better to focus instead on household chores rather than gardening.
The early part of February offers the most suitable time for the sowing of plants and other garden activities. You can take advantage of the 1st and 2nd for your gardening.
The rest of the days in April are suitable as listed below.
April 6: Ideal for the sowing of dill, parsley, eggplant, cucumbers, bitter pepper while soaking of seeds need to be avoided.
April 7 – 8: All operations are allowed on this date except spraying and vaccination.
April 9 – 10: Sowing of vegetables and herbs are allowed while work on tuberous and bulbous should be avoided.
April 14: You can sow vegetables and ornamental crops but avoid transplanting and working with the roots.
April 18 – 19: You can sow all herbs and do any transplanting work, but avoid pruning, spraying, and fertilizing.
April 23 – 24: You can carry out all other operations except loosening, transplanting, and picking.
April 25 – 27: Avoid working with herbs but you can sow, transplant cabbage, bitter pepper, mint, spinach, and legumes.
April 28 – 29: Do all work except using pesticides, working with tuberous, woody, and herbs.
Neutral dates are 5th, 11th, 12th, and 13th while unsuccessful dates are 3rd, 4th, 15th to 17th, 20th to 22nd, and 30th.
May presents one of the best months for planting seedlings in the ground.
Here are the favorable dates in the month of May.
May 2 – 3: It’s suitable for the planting of peppers, cucumbers, creeper plants, and herbs. For soaking seeds, it is much better to have them postponed.
May 5: It’s the best time to plant carrots, corn, various kinds of cabbage, and potatoes.
May 11 – 12: All operations are accepted except for working with the root system.
May 15 – 17: You can do all work except for spraying from diseases, pests, and plant pruning.
May 20 – 22: You can sow vegetables and ornamental crops but avoid transplants, tuber division, and deep cultivation.
May 23 – 24: This date is ideal for the transplant of radishes, beans, gourds, bitter pepper, and cabbage.
May 30 – 31: Not suitable for soaking seeds but you can sow and transplant cucumbers, peppers, melons, and beans.
The 4th, 8th to 10th are neutral days while 1st, 13th, 14th, 18th, 19th, and 27th through 29th are unsuccessful days.
June presents the three most successful days for cottage gardening; 4th, 23rd, and 30th.
Other favorable days for gardening in June include:
June 1 – 2: All garden operations are allowed including the grafting and spraying of plants.
June 3 – You can sow different cultures but avoid transplanting operations with tubers and bulbs.
June 7 – 8: You can perform any work that does not affect the root system.
June 12 – 13: Try to reschedule treatment from diseases or pests for another day, but sowing and transplanting of crops are allowed.
June 17 – 18: You can sow different food crops but transplanting and loosening should be avoided.
June 21 – 22: Ideal for the planting of tomatoes, cucumbers, legumes, eggplants, melons, and root crops, but not herbs and woody plants.
June 26 – 27: Best days for the planting of carrots, different variants of cabbage, and potatoes. However, vaccination and spraying should be avoided.
The few neutral days in June include 5th, 6th, 19th, 20th, and 29th, while unsuccessful days are 9th to 11th, 14th to 16th, 24th, and 25th.
The beginning of the month presents yet the most successful day.
The suitable days for garden work in the month of July are as follows:
July 2: Suitable for planting tomatoes, onions, garlic, and potatoes while seedling care, watering, and pruning should be rescheduled.
July 4 – 6: Sowing is allowed by transplants and work with the root system is to be avoided.
July 9 – 10: Successful for the planting of vegetables and other spice crops while trimming, processes from diseases, and fertilizing should be avoided.
July 14 – 15: All other operations will be successful except for deep loosening and transplanting.
July 23 – 24: Ideal for planting and transplanting of hot peppers, cucumbers, climbing plants, and vines.
July 25 – 26: All garden operations can be carried out except for vaccinations and spraying.
July 27 – 28: Vegetable crops and spices can be sown, also tubers and rhizomes.
July 29 – 31: This is meant to take good care of the plants and the undesirable plants removed.
Unsuccessful days in July include 7th, 8th, 11th to 13th, 21st, and 22nd while neutral days are 3rd and 16th through 20th.
August has its most favorable day on the 25th while the growing moon of that day would be in the Scorpio sign.
Other suitable days that can be found in the month of August are as follows:
August 1 – 2: With the exception of having a direct impact on the root system and transplants, every other work is allowed.
August 5 – 7: You can sow herbs, root crops, spices, and other vegetable crops but desist from processes from pests, trimmings, or pinching.
August 10 – 12: All garden operations are allowed except for those that affect the root system.
August 15 – 16: Avoid the planting of bulbous, Woody, and tuberous while sowing and transplanting of tomatoes, legumes, cabbage, and other crops.
August 20 – 21: Great for the planting of ornamental crops and vegetables planted for food purposes. Also planting cucumbers, greens, and hot peppers are allowed but avoid preparations for seed.
August 22 – 23: You can sow, fertilize, and transplant while avoiding vaccinations and trimmings.
August 24: All garden operations are allowed except for transplanting, pruning, and manipulation of bulbous and tuberous plants.
August 26: Suitable for sowing different crops while avoiding care of plants, watering, and pruning.
August 28 – 29: You can sow and perform other garden operations but avoid working with the root system of plants.
August has lots of unfavorable days on 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th, 17th, 18th, 30th, and 31st and neutral days on the 14th, 19th, and 27th.
September has 3 favorable days for garden planting which are 2nd, 24th, and the 30th.
The other favorable days in September include:
September 3: Ideas for residents in the southern regions for sowing all vegetables and planting of potatoes, however, pricing and chemical treatment to be avoided.
September 7 – 9: Suitable for the sowing of root crops and vegetable crops but transplants should be set aside.
September 11 – 12: You can prepare your seeds for the planting and sowing of flowers while the sowing of greens and chemical use is prohibited.
September 18 – 19: Avoid spraying or vaccination but rather sow flowers, root crops, eggplant, and legumes.
September 20 – 21: Prepare your seeds and sow your crops apart from tubers, bulbs, and rhizomes.
September 22 – 23: This is the ideal date for sowing onions, herbs, tomatoes, and other crops that are suited for sowing seeds.
September 29: All garden operations are permitted except for pruning, fertilizing, and processing from pests.
Unsuccessful days include 1st, 4th, 5th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 26th to 28th while neutral days are 6th, 10th, 13th, and 16th.
This month has got three favorable days which include the 21st, 22nd, and 27th of October.
The other days that are acceptable for work include:
October 4 – 5: All garden work is permitted except for loosening and transplanting.
October 9 – 10: Working with imperious plants and the bulb planting isn’t permitted.
October 17 – 18: Transplanting, crop picking division of roots and bulbs are not permitted but seeding is permitted.
October 19 – 20: Crop sowing for onions, winter garlic, and others are allowed while maintenance and watering are to be reduced.
October 23 – Working with roots, bulbs, and tubers is not permitted but a good day for the sowing of different crops.
October 26: All garden operations are allowed except for trimming and processing.
You should reduce work in such days as 1st to 3rd, 11th, 12th, 24th, 25th, and 28 to 30th October.
November comes with quite a few favorable days for garden work.
Let’s explore the less than favorable days that are still good for some work.
November 1 – 2: You can work with other manipulations but working with the root system has to be avoided.
November 3 – 4: You are permitted to perform all garden operations except for working with herbaceous plants.
November 5 – 6: Avoid using pesticides, working with bulbous and herbaceous plants.
November 14 – 15: You can sow for crops and seeds of different crops but avoid transplanting, division of bushes, and tubers.
November 16 – 17: An ideal day for sowing dill and planting of onions, pepper, and garlic.
November 22 – 23: You can plant any varieties of vegetables and herbs but avoid trimming, processing chemicals, and applying liquid fertilizers.
November 27 – 29: All garden operations are permissible.
November 30: You can sow ornamental plants, legumes, spinach, cabbages, and radishes.
Neutral days in November run through 10th to 13th while unsuccessful days are 7th, 8th, 9th, 20th, 21st, 25th, and 26th.
December may not have the best days but it does have some favorable dates for planting.
December 3 – 4: With the exception of spicy plants and herbs, all the main food crops can be planted.
December 8 – 9: You can sow carrots, beets, cabbages, greens, zucchini, and spices but avoid processing and fertilizing.
December 20 – 21: You should avoid heavy watering, spraying, or applying radical fertilizers.
December 25- 26: Except for loosening and transplanting, you can sow most of the crops.
December 27 – 29: Ideal for the planting of melons, beans, strawberries, peas, and other climbing plants. However, you should avoid sowing and planting of green crops.
December 31 – All work is permissible except for the use of chemistry, working with woody and tuberous plants.
Unsuccessful days in December are 1st, 5th, 6th, 14th, 17th to 19th, and 22nd to 24th while neutral dates are 7th and 10th through 13th.
The sowing calendar for 2020 is designed to help with choosing the right dates for planting in your garden.
It also serves as a guide for avoiding unsuccessful days that may lead to poor harvests.
I hope, you enjoy reading these articles and if you have any questions and/or something you can share about these articles, please leave your comments below and I’ll be happy to get back to you. Thank you so much and enjoy your gardening.