2024 Moon phase calendar for gardening by the moon in the vegetable patch and flower beds.

Follow the moon's phases when planting and caring for plants in 2024: you'll grow beautiful seedlings, flowers, and harvest abundant crops.

Moon Planting Calendar

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Date Day
Moon
Moon disc
In the garden
01 April

starting at 8:23 AM

Before 8:23 AM, leaf day:

VEGETABLE PATCH: 3rd day for thinning spring headed lettuce seedlings sown under a cold frame in February-March (eat the seedlings you pull out for greens), and those of spinach and dandelion / Transplant cabbage and lettuce / Plant or divide tarragon, chives, rhubarb, sorrel, lemon verbena, and provide them with compost.

LANDSCAPING: 3rd day for dethatching your lawn after mowing.

After 8:23 AM, entering a fruit & seed day:

ORCHARD: Treat the orchard against peach leaf curl; instead of Bordeaux mixture, try spraying a horsetail decoction (every 3 days) or fermented nettle tea (5% dilution) together with 2% maerl (every 10 days) / Fertilize fruit trees, if not done yet, with phosphorus and potassium (P and K) / You can still plant berry shrubs sold in containers / Finish pruning raspberry and fruit trees, and grapevine, too.

LANDSCAPING: Repot citrus trees growing in containers.

VEGETABLE PATCH: Transplant seedlings to individual nursery pots: eggplant, tomato, chili and bell pepper sown in February, and in mild climates only, transplant to the growing bed eggplant, bell pepper and chili sown end of January/early February, together with melon and cucumber sown in March / Plant strawberry if not done in March, and mulch the soil (except in colder regions where you'll have to wait a bit longer for the ground to warm up more).

02 April

ORCHARD: 2nd day for treating the orchard against peach leaf curl; instead of Bordeaux mixture, try spraying a horsetail decoction (every 3 days) or fermented nettle tea (5% dilution) together with 2% maerl (every 10 days) / Fertilize fruit trees, if not done yet, with phosphorus and potassium (P and K) / You can still plant berry shrubs sold in containers / Finish pruning raspberry and fruit trees, and grapevine, too.

LANDSCAPING: 2nd day for repotting citrus trees growing in containers.

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for transplanting seedlings to individual nursery pots: eggplant, tomato, chili and bell pepper sown in February, and in mild climates only, transplant to the growing bed eggplant, bell pepper and chili sown end of January/early February, together with melon and cucumber sown in March / Plant strawberry if not done in March, and mulch the soil (except in colder regions where you'll have to wait a bit longer for the ground to warm up more).

03 April

ORCHARD: 3rd day for treating the orchard against peach leaf curl; instead of Bordeaux mixture, try spraying a horsetail decoction (every 3 days) or fermented nettle tea (5% dilution) together with 2% maerl (every 10 days) / Fertilize fruit trees, if not done yet, with phosphorus and potassium (P and K) / You can still plant berry shrubs sold in containers / Finish pruning raspberry and fruit trees, and grapevine, too.

LANDSCAPING: 3rd day for repotting citrus trees growing in containers.

VEGETABLE PATCH: 3rd day for transplanting seedlings to individual nursery pots: eggplant, tomato, chili and bell pepper sown in February, and in mild climates only, transplant to the growing bed eggplant, bell pepper and chili sown end of January/early February, together with melon and cucumber sown in March / Plant strawberry if not done in March, and mulch the soil (except in colder regions where you'll have to wait a bit longer for the ground to warm up more).

04 April

starting at 7:41 AM

Before 7:41 AM, fruit & seed day:

ORCHARD: 4th day for treating the orchard against peach leaf curl; instead of Bordeaux mixture, try spraying a horsetail decoction (every 3 days) or fermented nettle tea (5% dilution) together with 2% maerl (every 10 days) / Fertilize fruit trees, if not done yet, with phosphorus and potassium (P and K) / You can still plant berry shrubs sold in containers / Finish pruning raspberry and fruit trees, and grapevine, too.

LANDSCAPING: 4th day for repotting citrus trees growing in containers.

VEGETABLE PATCH: 4th day for transplanting seedlings to individual nursery pots: eggplant, tomato, chili and bell pepper sown in February, and in mild climates only, transplant to the growing bed eggplant, bell pepper and chili sown end of January/early February, together with melon and cucumber sown in March / Plant strawberry if not done in March, and mulch the soil (except in colder regions where you'll have to wait a bit longer for the ground to warm up more).

After 5:41 PM (17:41), entering a root day:

VEGETABLE PATCH: In places with mild weather, plant sweet potato directly in the plot (ridge after it sprouts); elsewhere, start germinating your tubers in crates in a warm spot / Plant storage potato, depth 4 inches (10 cm), you'll ridge them when shoots are 8 inches tall (20 cm) / Plant Jerusalem artichoke / Finish planting pink shallot and pink garlic / Thin your root vegetable sprouts (carrot, radish...) / Transplant celeriac sown in March / Transplant leek sown end of January and February to the growing bed.

05 April

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day, in places with mild weather, for planting sweet potato directly in the plot (ridge after it sprouts); elsewhere, start germinating your tubers in crates in a warm spot / Plant storage potato, depth 4 inches (10 cm), you'll ridge them when shoots are 8 inches tall (20 cm) / Plant Jerusalem artichoke / Finish planting pink shallot and pink garlic / Thin your root vegetable sprouts (carrot, radish...) / Transplant celeriac sown in March / Transplant leek sown end of January and February to the growing bed.

06 April

4:34 AM

VEGETABLE PATCH: 3rd day, in places with mild weather, for planting sweet potato directly in the plot (ridge after it sprouts); elsewhere, start germinating your tubers in crates in a warm spot / Plant storage potato, depth 4 inches (10 cm), you'll ridge them when shoots are 8 inches tall (20 cm) / Plant Jerusalem artichoke / Finish planting pink shallot and pink garlic / Thin your root vegetable sprouts (carrot, radish...) / Transplant celeriac sown in March / Transplant leek sown end of January and February to the growing bed.

07 April

until 9:42 PM (21:42)

Don't garden after 8:50 AM – lunar node at 1:52 PM (13:52)

VEGETABLE PATCH: 4th day, in places with mild weather, for planting sweet potato directly in the plot (ridge after it sprouts); elsewhere, start germinating your tubers in crates in a warm spot / Plant storage potato, depth 4 inches (10 cm), you'll ridge them when shoots are 8 inches tall (20 cm) / Plant Jerusalem artichoke / Finish planting pink shallot and pink garlic / Thin your root vegetable sprouts (carrot, radish...) / Transplant celeriac sown in March / Transplant leek sown end of January and February to the growing bed.

08 April

LANDSCAPING: Prune spring flower shrubs that have finished blooming / Transplant your January-sown pelargonium a second time / Keep planting flower shrubs, heath plants and perennials purchased in nursery pots / Transplant annual flowers to their flower beds / Plant dahlia in mild regions, and also tuber begonia and gladiolus.

VEGETABLE PATCH: Planting artichoke crowns 3 feet apart (1 meter) / Thin cauliflower and broccoli seedlings sown end of February.

09 April

until 12:45 PM

Before 12:45 PM, flower day:

LANDSCAPING: 2nd day for pruning spring flower shrubs that have finished blooming / Transplant your January-sown pelargonium a second time / Keep planting flower shrubs, heath plants and perennials purchased in nursery pots / Transplant annual flowers to their flower beds / Plant dahlia in mild regions, and also tuber begonia and gladiolus.

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for planting artichoke crowns 3 feet apart (1 meter) / Thin cauliflower and broccoli seedlings sown end of February.

After 12:45 PM, entering a leaf day:

VEGETABLE PATCH: Plant headed, red, green or Milan cabbage, as well as kale, white cabbage and Brussels sprouts sown last March / Transplant white cabbage and Brussels sprouts sown recently / Plant perennial and annual herbs / If not done yet, now is a good time to transplant your last seedlings under a tunnel for chicory, but only if leaves have 5 true leaves (keep a lookout for slugs) / Prune medicinal sage (cut it back by half) and pinch tips of rosemary, savory, oregano, thyme.

LANDSCAPING: If not done yet, mow and dethatch your lawn.

10 April

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for planting headed, red, green or Milan cabbage, as well as kale, white cabbage and Brussels sprouts sown last March / Transplant white cabbage and Brussels sprouts sown recently / Plant perennial and annual herbs / If not done yet, now is a good time to transplant your last seedlings under a tunnel for chicory, but only if leaves have 5 true leaves (keep a lookout for slugs) / Prune medicinal sage (cut it back by half) and pinch tips of rosemary, savory, oregano, thyme.

LANDSCAPING: 2nd day, if not done yet, for mowing and dethatching the lawn.

11 April

until 11:54 AM

Before 11:54 AM, leaf day:

VEGETABLE PATCH: 3rd for planting headed, red, green or Milan cabbage, as well as kale, white cabbage and Brussels sprouts sown last March / Transplant white cabbage and Brussels sprouts sown recently / Plant perennial and annual herbs / If not done yet, now is a good time to transplant your last seedlings under a tunnel for chicory, but only if leaves have 5 true leaves (keep a lookout for slugs) / Prune medicinal sage (cut it back by half) and pinch tips of rosemary, savory, oregano, thyme.

LANDSCAPING: 3rd day, if not done yet, for mowing and dethatching the lawn

After 11:54 AM, entering a fruit & seed day (make the most of this half-day before the moon starts ascending tonight):

BERRY FRUITS: Prune tamed wild blackberry, removing any stems that have born fruit / Pull out excess raspberry offshoots (keep about 12 per square yard or meter to allow for aeration and nice fruit formation) / Plant blackberry / Renew your strawberry patch (every 4 to 5 years) / It's still time to plant all berry shrubs (sold in containers), in soil amended with compost beforehand.

VEGETABLE PATCH: In mild regions, plant eggplant, chili, bell pepper sown in January and-or February / If not done yet, transplant in individual nursery pots eggplant, chili, bell pepper and tomato sown in February, keep indoors for the time being / Transplant Physalis sown last March to a nursery / Run the hoe along rows of pea and faba sown in march, ridge each plant; train pea along their poles.

12 April

ORCHARD: Cleft, shield and bark grafting of fruit trees.

VEGETABLE PATCH: Sow round pea, wrinkled pea and mangetout, as well as faba bean / In a warm spot, it's still time to sow melon, watermelon, squash, zucchini, pickle and cucumber in nursery pots (you'll pinch melon seedlings when they get 3-4 leaves, above the first pair of leaves) / Sow physalis in a warm setting / Indoors, sow kiwano, an exotic fruit worth discovering / Sow sticky nightshade in nursery pots under a cold frame; transplant to the garden starting in Mid-May.

13 April

until 6:51 PM (18:51)

9:11 AM

Before 6:51 PM (18:51), fruit & seed day:

ORCHARD: 2nd day for cleft, shield and bark grafting of fruit trees.

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for sowing round pea, wrinkled pea and mangetout, as well as faba bean / In a warm spot, it's still time to sow melon, watermelon, squash, zucchini, pickle and cucumber in nursery pots (you'll pinch melon seedlings when they get 3-4 leaves, above the first pair of leaves) / Sow physalis in a warm setting / Indoors, sow kiwano, an exotic fruit worth discovering / Sow sticky nightshade in nursery pots under a cold frame; transplant to the garden starting in Mid-May.

After 6:51 PM (18:51), entering a root day:

VEGETABLE PATCH: If you stratified root chervil seeds last fall, now is a good time to sow them in the growing bed / Sow black salsify, which resists heat better than common salsify (remember to pinch flower stems as soon as they appear); harvest in fall / Sow kohlrabi under a cold frame or tunnel, transplant seedlings to the growing bed when they get 4 leaves / Also sow directly in the plot: parsnip, root parsley, red beet, helianthis, swede, fall leek, and of course radish, carrot, turnip.

14 April

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day, if you stratified root chervil seeds last fall, for sowing them in the growing bed / Sow black salsify, which resists heat better than common salsify (remember to pinch flower stems as soon as they appear); harvest in fall / Sow kohlrabi under a cold frame or tunnel, transplant seedlings to the growing bed when they get 4 leaves / Also sow directly in the plot: parsnip, root parsley, red beet, helianthis, swede, fall leek, and of course radish, carrot, turnip.

15 April

until 4:21 PM (16:21)

Before 4:21 PM (16:21), root day:

VEGETABLE PATCH: 3rd day, if you stratified root chervil seeds last fall, for sowing them in the growing bed / Sow black salsify, which resists heat better than common salsify (remember to pinch flower stems as soon as they appear); harvest in fall / Sow kohlrabi under a cold frame or tunnel, transplant seedlings to the growing bed when they get 4 leaves / Also sow directly in the plot: parsnip, root parsley, red beet, helianthis, swede, fall leek, and of course radish, carrot, turnip.

After 4:21 PM (16:21), entering a flower day:

LANDSCAPING: Sow cup-and-saucer vine (in nursery pots), hibiscus moscheutos, petunia, New Guinea impatiens in a warm setting; transfer to the ground after the last frost / In the growing bed directly, sow annuals: zinnia, California poppy, cosmos, mallow, everlasting, cornflower, centaury, love-in-a-mist, sweet alyssum, delphinium, clarkia, sweet pea (with a lattice for this last one) / In the ground, under shelter, start sowing whiteweed, columbine, four o'clock flower, gypsophila, carnation, Aztec marigold, all to be transferred to the ground in May / Cut wilted tulip stems, but don't remove leaves until completely yellow / Prepare hibiscus cuttings in water, indoors.

VEGETABLE PATCH: Sow cauliflower and broccoli cabbage in a nursery.

16 April

Don't garden before 7:25 AM – moon is at perigee at 2:23 AM

LANDSCAPING: 2nd day for sowing cup-and-saucer vine (in nursery pots), hibiscus moscheutos, petunia, New Guinea impatiens in a warm setting; transfer to the ground after the last frost / In the growing bed directly, sow annuals: zinnia, California poppy, cosmos, mallow, everlasting, cornflower, centaury, love-in-a-mist, sweet alyssum, delphinium, clarkia, sweet pea (with a lattice for this last one) / In the ground, under shelter, start sowing whiteweed, columbine, four o'clock flower, gypsophila, carnation, Aztec marigold, all to be transferred to the ground in May / Cut wilted tulip stems, but don't remove leaves until completely yellow / Prepare hibiscus cuttings in water, indoors.

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for sowing cauliflower and broccoli cabbage in a nursery.

17 April

until 9:46 PM (21:46)

LANDSCAPING: 3rd day for sowing cup-and-saucer vine (in nursery pots), hibiscus moscheutos, petunia, New Guinea impatiens in a warm setting; transfer to the ground after the last frost / In the growing bed directly, sow annuals: zinnia, California poppy, cosmos, mallow, everlasting, cornflower, centaury, love-in-a-mist, sweet alyssum, delphinium, clarkia, sweet pea (with a lattice for this last one) / In the ground, under shelter, start sowing whiteweed, columbine, four o'clock flower, gypsophila, carnation, Aztec marigold, all to be transferred to the ground in May / Cut wilted tulip stems, but don't remove leaves until completely yellow / Prepare hibiscus cuttings in water, indoors.

VEGETABLE PATCH: 3rd day for sowing cauliflower and broccoli cabbage in a nursery.

18 April

VEGETABLE PATCH: Sow mesclun (harvest in 4 to 6 weeks) and lettuce: batavia, head lettuce, romaine, cutting lettuce / Sow orache directly in the plot, only burying seeds just a little; select gold or red varieties that will add color to the vegetable patch / Sow chard, also in the growing bed / Sow kale in a nursery / Sow oyster plant (Mertensia maritima) / In a well-exposed nursery or under a tunnel, if the soil is warm enough (at least 54°F or 12°C), sow branch celery and sweet fennel.

LANDSCAPING: Sow lawn seed in well-prepared soil, rake it in evenly (criss-cross pattern), roll it down and water until it sprouts.

19 April

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for sowing mesclun (harvest in 4 to 6 weeks) and lettuce: batavia, head lettuce, romaine, cutting lettuce / Sow orache directly in the plot, only burying seeds just a little; select gold or red varieties that will add color to the vegetable patch / Sow chard, also in the growing bed / Sow kale in a nursery / Sow oyster plant (Mertensia maritima) / In a well-exposed nursery or under a tunnel, if the soil is warm enough (at least 54°F or 12°C), sow branch celery and sweet fennel.

LANDSCAPING: 2nd day for sowing lawn seed in well-prepared soil, rake it in evenly (criss-cross pattern), roll it down and water until it sprouts.

20 April

starting at 2:37 AM

4:12 AM

Don't garden before 4:30 PM (16:30) – solar eclipse at 4:16 AM and lunar node at 11:30 AM

VEGETABLE PATCH: Sow dwarf pea and wrinkled pea; ridge when the plants are over 6 inches tall (15 cm) / Sow sticky nightshade in nursery pots under a cold frame; transplant to the garden starting in Mid-May / Sow watermelon, squash, zucchini, pattypan squash, in a warm spot, covering them with a pane of glass until they sprout.

ORCHARD: Bark grafting of fruit trees

Entering the Breaking Ice moon.

21 April

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for sowing dwarf pea and wrinkled pea; ridge when the plants are over 6 inches tall (15 cm) / Sow sticky nightshade in nursery pots under a cold frame; transplant to the garden starting in Mid-May / Sow watermelon, squash, zucchini, pattypan squash, in a warm spot, covering them with a pane of glass until they sprout.

ORCHARD: 2nd day for bark grafting of fruit trees.

22 April

starting at 1:52 AM

VEGETABLE PATCH: New time frame for sowing most types of root crops: parsnip, turnip, root parsley, red beet, helianthis, swede, black salsify, common salsify, fall leek, and of course radish and carrot / Also sow chicory directly in the growing bed.

23 April

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for sowing most types of root crops: parsnip, turnip, root parsley, red beet, helianthis, swede, black salsify, common salsify, fall leek, and radish and carrot / Also sow chicory directly in the growing bed.

24 April

until 7:58 PM (19:58)

VEGETABLE PATCH: 3rd day for sowing most types of root crops: parsnip, turnip, root parsley, red beet, helianthis, swede, black salsify, common salsify, fall leek, and of course radish and carrot / Also sow chicory directly in the growing bed.

25 April

LANDSCAPING: Keep clearing perennial flower beds and dividing clumps that are too large / Plant perennials purchased in nursery pots, gladiolus, dahlia and canna, and, in milder regions, annuals sown in January (pelargonium, carnation and begonia) / Transplant to the flower bed your impatiens seedlings, and to pots those of petunia that were set to sprout last February, and thin sprouts for annuals sown in March / Keep pruning shrubs that have lost their flowers by now.

VEGETABLE PATCH: Transplant broccoli and cauliflower cabbage sown at the end of winter.

26 April

LANDSCAPING: 2nd day for clearing perennial flower beds and dividing clumps that are too large / Plant perennials purchased in nursery pots, gladiolus, dahlia and canna, and, in milder regions, annuals sown in January (pelargonium, carnation and begonia) / Transplant to the flower bed your impatiens seedlings, and to pots those of petunia that were set to sprout last February, and thin sprouts for annuals sown in March / Keep pruning shrubs that have lost their flowers by now.

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for transplanting broccoli and cauliflower cabbage sown at the end of winter.

27 April

starting at 1:04 AM

9:19 PM (21:19)

VEGETABLE PATCH: Plant headed, red, green or Milan cabbage, as well as kale, white cabbage and Brussels sprouts sown last March / Transplant white cabbage and Brussels sprouts sown recently / Plant perennial and annual herbs / If not done yet, now is a good time to transplant your last seedlings under a tunnel for chicory, but only if leaves have 5 true leaves (keep a lookout for slugs) / Prune medicinal sage (cut it back by half) and pinch tips of rosemary, savory, oregano, thyme.

LANDSCAPING: If not done yet, mow and dethatch your lawn / Prune evergreen shrubs such as boxwood: topiary, edges and hedges.

28 April

until 4:17 PM (16:17)

Don't garden before 11:45 AM – moon is at apogee at 6:43 AM

Before 4:17 PM (16:17), leaf day:

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for planting headed, red, green or Milan cabbage, as well as kale, white cabbage and Brussels sprouts sown last March / Transplant white cabbage and Brussels sprouts sown recently / Plant perennial and annual herbs / If not done yet, now is a good time to transplant your last seedlings under a tunnel for chicory, but only if leaves have 5 true leaves (keep a lookout for slugs) / Prune medicinal sage (cut it back by half) and pinch tips of rosemary, savory, oregano, thyme.

LANDSCAPING: 2nd day, if not done yet, for mowing and dethatching the lawn / Prune evergreen shrubs such as boxwood: topiary, edges and hedges.

After 4:17 PM (16:17), entering a fruit & seed day:

VEGETABLE PATCH: Transplant, in rich compost-amended soil, eggplant, chili, tomato, bell pepper, physalis, cucumber, pickle, squash, zucchini, pattypan squash, melon, eventually protecting them with garden cloches or tunnels / In milder regions, Peruvian groundcherry is a perennial; instead of sowing, divide last year's clumps.

BERRY FRUITS: Plant sea-buckthorn / Plant small berry shrub cuttings that you've prepared in fall or in January (red currant, raspberry...).

29 April

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for transplanting in rich compost-amended soil eggplant, chili, tomato, bell pepper, physalis, cucumber, pickle, squash, zucchini, pattypan squash, melon, eventually protecting them with garden cloches or tunnels / In milder regions, Peruvian groundcherry is a perennial; instead of sowing, divide last year's clumps.

BERRY FRUITS: 2nd day for planting sea-buckthorn / Plant small berry shrub cuttings that you've prepared in fall or in January (red currant, raspberry...).

30 April

VEGETABLE PATCH: 3rd day for transplanting in rich compost-amended soil eggplant, chili, tomato, bell pepper, physalis, cucumber, pickle, squash, zucchini, pattypan squash, melon, eventually protecting them with garden cloches or tunnels / In milder regions, Peruvian groundcherry is a perennial; instead of sowing, divide last year's clumps.

BERRY FRUITS: 3rd day for planting sea-buckthorn / Plant small berry shrub cuttings that you've prepared in fall or in January (red currant, raspberry...).

Legend
Day Moon Moon disc

* Times on this calendar are for the North Hemisphere. They're given in Universal Time (GMT), meaning they're computed based on the Greenwich meridian.

Depending on where you live, you can adjust the time down to the exact minute to have your true "local moon planting time". If you're East of the Greenwich meridian, you must add minutes; if West, subtract them. A good rule of thumb is to consider your time zone: if your local time is GMT+1, as in Paris, then you must add an hour; if it's GMT-5, as in New York, you must subtract 5 hours. A node at 3PM GMT in London will take place at 4PM (16:00) in Paris and 10AM in New York. You can even adjust for minutes in the same manner, if you're far east or west within your time zone.

In addition, in some parts of the world, you might have to adjust these times because of "Daylight Saving Time". In this case, you should adjust by an hour compared to Standard Time, in addition to the modification resulting from your timezone.

** Gardening isn't recommended 5-6 hours before and after a lunar node, apogee or perigee.

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