August Farmers' Almanac planting schedule

From Farmers' Almanac:

August 2011
1st-2nd A Barren Time. Best For Killing Weeds, Briars, Poison Ivy, And Other Plant Pests. Clear Woodlots And Fencerows.
3rd-4th Good Days For Planting Aboveground Crops. Excellent For Sowing Grains, Winter Wheat, Oats, And Rye. Plant Flowers.
5th-7th Plant Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, Peppers And Other Aboveground Crops, In Southern Florida, California, And Texas. Extra Good For Leafy Vegetables. Plant Seedbeds.
8th-9th Cut Winter Wood, Do Clearing And Plowing, But No Planting.
10th-12th A Good Time To Plant Aboveground Crops.
13th-14th Barren Days. Fine For Killing Plant Pests.
15th-17th Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops, Fine For Vine Crops. Good Days For Transplanting.
18th-19th Barren Days. Do No Planting.
20th-21st Root Crops That Can Be Planted Now Will Yield Well. Good Days For Transplanting.
22nd-23rd Any Seeds Planted Now Will Tend To Rot.
24th-25th Most Favorable Days For Planting Beets, Onions, Turnips, And Other Root Crops. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens. Good Days For Transplanting.
26th-29th A Barren Time. Best For Killing Weeds, Briars, Poison Ivy, And Other Plant Pests. Clear Woodlots And Fencerows.
30th-31st Good Days For Planting Aboveground Crops. Excellent For Sowing Grains, Winter Wheat, Oats, And Rye. Plant Flowers.

Farmer's Almanac April planting schedule

Farmer's Almanac April planting schedule
April 2011
3rd-4th Poor Planting Days. Break Ground Or Cultivate.
5th-6th Favorable For Planting Beans, Corn, Cotton, Tomatoes, Peppers, And Other Aboveground Crops.
7th-8th Poor Days For Planting, Seeds Tend To Rot In The Ground.
9th-10th Plant Tomatoes, Beans, Peppers, Corn, Cotton, And Other Aboveground Crops On These Most Fruitful Days. Plant Seedbeds. Start Flower Gardens.
11th-15th Grub Out Weeds, Briars, And Other Plant Pests.
16th-17th First Day Good For Planting Corn, Melons, Squash, Tomatoes, And Other Aboveground Crops. Last Day Favorable For Planting Root Crops. All Days Favorable For Sowing Grains, Hay And Fodder Crops, And For Planting Flowers.
18th-20th 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.
21st-22nd Barren Days. Do No Planting.
23rd-25th Favorable Days For Planting Beets, Carrots, Turnips, Radishes, Onions, And Other Root Crops.
26th-27th Excellent Time To Kill Weeds, Briars, Poison Ivy, And Other Plant Pests.
28th-29th Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops, Extra Good For Vine Crops. Set Strawberry Plants. Good Days For Transplanting.
30th Poor Planting Day. Break Ground Or Cultivate

Farmers' Almanac planting by the moon September calendar

I can't believe it's SEPTEMBER!
The last couple nights in August it got down to 55 and we started watering the beds and large containers every 2nd day.
We had several PERFECT days, which I unfortunately spent working in the office all day and half the night.  Sure hope we don't have another October freeze like last year — I'll try to upload some new garden pics this weekend.

Farmers' Almanac: September 2010
2nd-3rd Seeds Planted Now Tend To Rot In Ground.
4th-5th Fine Planting Days For Fall Potatoes, Turnips, Onions, Carrots, Beets, And Other Root Crops. Also Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens.
6th-9th
A Most Barren Period, Best For Killing Plant Pests Or Doing Chores Around The Farm.
10th-11th
Good Days For Planting Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, Peppers, And Other Above Ground Crops In Southern Florida, Texas, And California. Excellent For Sowing Grains, Hay, And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers.
12th-14th Excellent Time For Planting Above Ground Crops That Can Be Planted Now, Including Leafy Vegetables, Which Will Do Well. Start Seedbeds.
15th-16th Clear Fence Rows, Woodlots, And Fields, But Do No Planting.
17th-19th Any Above Ground Crops That Can Be Planted Now Will Do Well.
20th-21st Poor Planting Day. Kill Plant Pests.
22nd-23rd First Day Favorable For Planting Above Ground Crops. Second Day Favorable For Planting Root Crops. Both Days Are Good For Vine Crops.
24th-26th Seeds Planted Now Will Grow Poorly And Yield Little.
27th-28th Good Day For Planting Root Crops.
29th-30th Seeds Planted Now Tend To Rot In Ground.

August Farmers’ Almanac planting calendar

I can't believe it's AUGUST!  Time sure flies when you're busy.  We've taken lots of pictures of the garden last week, but haven't had time to upload anything.
We even had some rain on Friday and yesterday it's been mostly cloudy and today again.  Unusual, but we're taking the opportunity to work outside most of the day.

Gardening by the Moon Calendar from the Farmers' Almanac
August 2010
1st-2nd Barren Days, Do No Planting.
3rd-4th
Root Crops That Can Be Planted Now Will Yield Well.
5th-6th
Any Seeds Planted Now Will Tend To Rot.
7th-8th Most Favorable Days For Planting Beets, Onions, Turnips, And Other Root Crops. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens.
9th-13th A Barren Time. Best For Killing Weeds, Briars, Poison Ivy, And Other Plant Pests. Clear Woodlots And Fence Rows.
14th-15th Good Days For Planting Above Ground Crops. Excellent For Sowing Grains, Winter Wheat, Oats, And Rye. Plant Flowers.
16th-17th Plant Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, Peppers, And Other Above Ground Crops In Southern Florida, California, And Texas. Extra Good For Leafy Vegetables. Plant Seedbeds.
18th-20th Cut Winter Wood, Do Clearing And Plowing, But No Planting.
21st-22nd A Good Time To Plant Above Ground Crops.
23rd-25th Barren Days.fine For Killing Plant Pests.
26th-27th Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops, Fine For Vine Crops.
28th-29th Barren Days.do No Planting.
30th-31st Root Crops That Can Be Planted Now Will Yield Well.

Farmers’ Almanac July planting schedule and OTHER calendars

I noticed that the Farmers' Almanac is often a day ahead of other Moon Planting calendars and apparently there are various methods and of course time zones to consider.  An in-depth discussion:
Moon calendar for growers
I find it most incredible how coherent and on topic the Marijuana growers are.  Not what I expected.
And I sure was surprised how quickly the seeds sprouted when I planted a couple days before the full moon.   Maybe because it's warmer now?
Have to test this a few times.
Farmers' Almanac July schedule:

Gardening by the Moon Calendar from the Farmers' Almanac
The Farmers Almanac Gardening by the Moon Calendar is determined by our age-old formula and applies generally to regions where the climate is favorable.
July 2010
2nd-4th Good Days For Planting Beets, Carrots, Radishes, Salsify, Turnips, Peanuts, And Other Root Crops. Also Good For Planting Melons, Cucumbers, Pumpkins, And Other Vine Crops. Set Strawberry Plants.
5th-6th A Barren Period.
7th-8th Root Crops That Can Be Planted Now Will Yield Well.
9th-10th Poor Days For Planting, Seeds Tend To Rot In Ground.
11th-12th Most Favorable For Corn, Cotton, Okra, Beans, Peppers, Eggplant, And Other Above Ground Crops. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens
13th-16th A Most Barren Period. Kill Plant Pests And Do General Farm Work.
17th-18th Favorable For Planting Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, And Other Fall Crops Bearing Above Ground. Sow Grains And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers.
19th-21st Extra Good For Fall Cabbage, Lettuce, Cauliflower, Mustard Greens, And Other Leafy Vegetables. Good For Any Above Ground Crop That Can Be Planted Now. Start Seedbeds.
22nd-23rd Seeds Planted Now Will Do Poorly And Yield Little.
24th-26th First Day Good For Planting Above Ground Crops. Last Two Days Are Good For Planting Beets, Carrots, Salsify, Irish Potatoes, And Other Root Crops.
27th-28th Good Days For Killing Weeds, Briars And Other Plant Pests, Poor For Planting.
29th-31st Good Days For Planting Beets, Carrots, Radishes, Salsify, Turnips, Peanuts, And Other Root Crops. Also Good For Planting Melons, Cucumbers, Pumpkins, And Other Vine Crops. Set Strawberry Plants.

We're hoping for some monsoon rains — nothing yet so far.

The first little squash – plant on Monday and Tuesday

This looks like the first pollinated squash in the Three Sisters bed:

It's bigger than the babies that dried up after they didn't get pollinated.
I tried to pollinate zucchinis, but the pollen from this plant didn't work and we didn't have male and female zucchini flowers at the same time.
From the Farmers' Almanac:

14th-15th Plant Tomatoes, Beans, Peppers, Corn, Cotton, And Other Above Ground Crops On These Most Fruitful Days. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens

We'll try to get some more planting areas ready today.

Farmer’s Almanac Gardening by the Moon

We've been gardening by the moon for a few months now and try to schedule our plantings accordingly – weather permitting.

Gardening by the Moon Calendar from the Farmers' Almanac

The Farmers Almanac Gardening by the Moon Calendar is determined by our age-old formula and applies generally to regions where the climate is favorable.

June 2010
1st. Plant Late Beets, Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, And Other Root Crops.
2nd-4th Poor Days For Planting. Kill Plant Pests, Spray, Fertilize, Do General Farm Work.
5th-6th Favorable Time For Planting Late Root Crops. Also Good For Vine Crops. Set Strawberry Plants.
7th-9th Cut Hay Or Do Plowing On These Barren Days.
10th-11th Good Days For Planting Root cymbalta coupon Crops.
12th-13th Seeds Planted Now Tend To Rot In Ground.
14th-15th Plant Tomatoes, Beans, Peppers, Corn, Cotton, And Other Above Ground Crops On These Most Fruitful Days. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens
16th-19th Poor Period For Planting. Kill Plant Pests, Clear Fence Rows, Clear Land.
20th-21st Favorable For Planting Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, And Other Fall Crops Bearing Yield Above Ground. Sow Grains And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers.
22nd-24th Extra Good For Planting Fall Lettuce, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, And Other Leafy Vegetables. All Above Ground Crops Planted Now Will Do Well. Plant Seedbeds.
25th-26th Poor Planting Days. Cut Hay Or Do General Farm Work.
27th-29th Plant Late Beets, Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, And Other Root Crops.
30th. Poor Day For Planting. Kill Plant Pests, Spray, Fertilize, Do General Farm Work.