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Moon Planting calendar of June

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.

Lunar phase calendar

Today

18 June
Flower day
Rising moon
New moon
Ephemeris:

Before 11:57 AM, root day:

VEGETABLE PATCH: 4th day for sowing parsnip and storage carrot (fall and winter harvests) / Sow monthly cycle radish and winter radish (black radish, pink radish, purple radish, daikon radish) that you'll thin to 6 inches (15 cm) after sprouting / Sow round turnip for a harvest when very young, and winter turnip and late beet for winter / Sow swede or rutabaga, you'll thin sprouts to a distance of 1 foot (30 cm) / Sow early-harvest white onion and canning onions (harvest 2 months after sowing).

After 11:57 AM, entering a flower day:

LANDSCAPING: Catch-up session just before the moon starts descending this evening at 9:05 PM (21:05), for sowing in a nursery a collection of biennial flowers such as ravenelle wallflowers, forget-me-not, sweet william or bellflower, and also perennials like poppy or hollyhock (make sure you keep the soil slightly moist) / Sow annual flowers (marigold, monkey-flower, snapdragon, pincushion, phlox, cosmos).

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01 June
Roots Day
Descending Moon
Ephemeris:

Don't garden before 11:25 AM – lunar node at 6:22 AM

Before 2:49 PM (14:49), root day:

VEGETABLE PATCH: 4th day for planting Jerusalem artichoke in rich soil, not too moist, in full sun / Plant mashua: rows spaced 2½ feet (80 cm) apart, 2 inches (5cm) deep, with a planting distance of 14 inches (35 cm); ridge soil up around stems when they're 6 inches tall (15 cm) / Plant storage potato, to ridge when plants reach 8 inches (20 cm) tall (in cold climates, you can wait until all risks of freezing are past); ridge potatoes planted earlier if they're tall enough; you can start harvesting early potato from the earlier varieties as needs arise / Plant spring garlic / Transplant once again your celeriac sown at the beginning of spring, and thin your other root crop vegetables / Transplant leek sown at the end of winter (pull them out, let them cure for 2 days in the sun, then dress leaves and roots and plant) / Plant crosnes in light soil (4 inches or 10 cm deep, in groups of 3, spaced 18 inches or 40 cm apart to all sides).

After 2:49 PM (14:49), entering a flower day:

LANDSCAPING: Prepare cuttings from spring-blooming shrubs that have lost their flowers (deutzia, forsythia, mock-orange, cinquefoil...) together with fuchsia, and to air-layer flower vines (wisteria, trumpet vine, honeysuckle) / Divide your spring bulbs if leaves are yellow already.

VEGETABLE PATCH: Thin broccoli and cauliflower cabbage sown in May / Harvest flowers from your herbs to make infusions.

LANDSCAPING: It's still time to sow, directly in the flower bed, fast-growing annuals (hollyhock, oriental poppy, cup-and-saucer vine, black-eyed Susan, nasturtium, honesty...) and, in a nursery, biennials (forget-me-not, sweet william, primrose, ravenelle wallflower...).

VEGETABLE PATCH: Finish sowing broccoli and cauliflower, in a nursery.

02 June
Flower day
Descending Moon
Ephemeris:

LANDSCAPING: 2nd day for preparing cuttings from spring-blooming shrubs that have lost their flowers (deutzia, forsythia, mock-orange, cinquefoil...) together with fuchsia, and to air-layer flower vines (wisteria, trumpet vine, honeysuckle) / Divide your spring bulbs if leaves are yellow already.

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for transplanting broccoli and cauliflower cabbage sown in May / Harvest flowers from your herbs to make infusions.

03 June
Leaf Day
Descending Moon
Ephemeris:

VEGETABLE PATCH: Blanch chicory and thin greens, spinach, cardoon, and silverbeet (or chard); for these specifically, keep one plant every 18 inches (40 cm) / Plant sweet fennel and branch celery sown in April, and transplant Brussels sprouts and Milan cabbage sown in March-April to their final growing bed if not done yet / Plant basil (in the warmer areas, part shade is betters, but in colder places go for full sun) / Harvest nettle and comfrey before they bloom to prepare fermented weed teas.

04 June
Leaf Day
Descending Moon
Full moon
Ephemeris:

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for blanching chicory and thinning greens, spinach, cardoon, and silverbeet (or chard); for these specifically, keep one plant every 18 inches (40 cm) / Plant sweet fennel and branch celery sown in April, and transplant Brussels sprouts and Milan cabbage sown in March-April to their final growing bed if not done yet / Plant basil (in the warmer areas, part shade is betters, but in colder places go for full sun) / Harvest nettle and comfrey before they bloom to prepare fermented weed teas.

05 June
Fruit Day
Descending Moon
Ephemeris:

Before 4:21 PM (16:21), as the moon is descending:

ORCHARD: Thin fruits on apple and pear trees, keep only a single fruit per cluster on the branch; keep the most beautiful fruit, preferably near the center of the cluster for apples and around the edge of the cluster for pears.

VEGETABLE PATCH: Prune suckers off from your tomato plants (shoots that appear where leaves are attached to the stem), the most vigorous ones can be transplanted to the ground directly and will certainly bear fruit of their own; place any remaining ones atop cabbage (on heads and lower leaves) to repel diamondback moth / Prune squash, zucchini, melon, cucumber to speed production; mulch all of these vegetables abundantly and water them with diluted nettle tea / If not set up as you started sowing, position stakes for pole beans sown end of April-May.

LANDSCAPING: Plant ornamental fruit shrubs: callicarpa, aronia, spindle, strawberry tree, sea-buckthorn, cotoneaster, Kousa dogwood, firethorn; take care to water regularly during summer and fall to ensure proper settling in.

After 4:21 PM (16:21), the moon begins to ascend again:

VEGETABLE PATCH: Sow cucumber and pickle, squash and zucchini for a late-season harvest (3-4 seeds per seed hole; add compost). After sprouting, keep only one sprout per seed hole. Water it regularly without getting the leaves wet (to avoid fungal diseases) / Replenish seeds in the ranks of beans you've sown earlier.

06 June
Fruit Day
Rising moon
Ephemeris:

Don't garden after 6:05 PM (18:05) – moon is at perigee at 11:06 PM (23:06)

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for sowing cucumber and pickle, squash and zucchini for a late-season harvest (3-4 seeds per seed hole; add compost). After sprouting, keep only one sprout per seed hole. Water it regularly without getting the leaves wet (to avoid fungal diseases)
Replenish seeds in the ranks of beans you've sown earlier.

07 June
Roots Day
Rising moon
Ephemeris:

VEGETABLE PATCH: New opportunity for sowing carrot, radish (monthly cycle and black winter radish), parsnip, swede, red beet, round radish to be eaten young, and an original outlier, rampion / Plant a few tubers of yacon strawberry (Polymnia edulis).

08 June
Roots Day
Rising moon
Ephemeris:

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for sowing carrot, radish (monthly cycle and black winter radish), parsnip, swede, red beet, round radish to be eaten young, and an original outlier, rampion / Plant a few tubers of yacon strawberry (Polymnia edulis).

09 June
Flower day
Rising moon
Ephemeris:

LANDSCAPING: Sow in a nursery a collection of biennial flowers such as ravenelle wallflower, forget-me-not, sweet william or bellflower, and also perennials like poppy or hollyhock (make sure you keep the soil slightly moist) / Sow annual flowers (marigold, monkey-flower, snapdragon, pincushion, phlox, cosmos).

10 June
Flower day
Rising moon
Last quarter
Ephemeris:

LANDSCAPING: 2nd day for sowing in a nursery a collection of biennial flowers such as ravenelle wallflower, forget-me-not, sweet william or bellflower, and also perennials like poppy or hollyhock (make sure you keep the soil slightly moist) / Sow annual flowers (marigold, monkey-flower, snapdragon, pincushion, phlox, cosmos).

11 June
Leaf Day
Rising moon
Ephemeris:

Before 9:58 AM, flower day:

LANDSCAPING: 3rd day for sowing in a nursery a collection of biennial flowers such as ravenelle wallflower, forget-me-not, sweet william or bellflower, and also perennials like poppy or hollyhock (make sure you keep the soil slightly moist) / Sow annual flowers (marigold, monkey-flower, snapdragon, pincushion, phlox, cosmos).

After 9:58 AM, entering a leaf day:

VEGETABLE PATCH: Sow all salads (cutting lettuce, escarole, frisee, romaine, arugula, oakleaf, batavia, mesclun), as well as wild chicory (which needs blanching), watercress, purslane, parsley, chervil / Sow more sweet fennel / Sow chard: don't neglect varieties with colorful stems, they're beautiful in the vegetable patch / Finish sowing your Brussels sprouts in a nursery; also, again in a nursery, sow Milan cabbage for a nice winter crop.

12 June
Leaf Day
Rising moon
Ephemeris:

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for sowing all salads (cutting lettuce, escarole, frisee, romaine, arugula, oakleaf, batavia, mesclun), as well as wild chicory (which needs blanching), watercress, purslane, parsley, chervil / Sow more sweet fennel / Sow chard: don't neglect varieties with colorful stems, they're beautiful in the vegetable patch / Finish sowing your Brussels sprouts in a nursery; also, again in a nursery, sow Milan cabbage for a nice winter crop.

13 June
Leaf Day
Rising moon
Ephemeris:

Before 4:27 PM (16:27), leaf day:

VEGETABLE PATCH: 3rd day for sowing all salads (cutting lettuce, escarole, frisee, romaine, arugula, oakleaf, batavia, mesclun), as well as wild chicory (which needs blanching), watercress, purslane, parsley, chervil / Sow more sweet fennel / Sow chard: don't neglect varieties with colorful stems, they're beautiful in the vegetable patch / Finish sowing your Brussels sprouts in a nursery; also, again in a nursery, sow Milan cabbage for a nice winter crop.

After 4:27 PM (16:27), entering a fruit & seed day:

VEGETABLE PATCH: If not done yet, sow late-season zucchini, cucumber, squash, for each 3-4 seeds per seed hole in soil enriched with ripe compost, to keep moist until germination; afterwards, thin, keeping only the strongest plant in each seed hole / In the same manner, it is still time to sow sweet corn and all sorts of bean, as well as wrinkled pea / Sow colocynth to grow beautiful natural ornaments.

ORCHARD: Shield graft apple, pear, plum trees / Harvest red currant, raspberry, strawberry, cherry.

14 June
Fruit Day
Rising moon
Ephemeris:

For early birds, don't garden before 5:05 AM – moon is at apogee at 12:04 AM (00:04)

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day, if not done yet, for sowing late-season zucchini, cucumber, squash, for each 3-4 seeds per seed hole in soil enriched with ripe compost, to keep moist until germination; afterwards, thin, keeping only the strongest plant in each seed hole / In the same manner, it is still time to sow sweet corn and all sorts of bean, as well as wrinkled pea / Sow colocynth to grow beautiful natural ornaments.

ORCHARD: 2nd day for shield grafting of apple, pear, plum trees / Harvest red currant, raspberry, strawberry, cherry.

15 June
Fruit Day
Rising moon
Ephemeris:

Before 5:18 PM (17:18), fruit & seed day:

VEGETABLE PATCH: 3rd day, if not done yet, for sowing late-season zucchini, cucumber, squash, for each 3-4 seeds per seed hole in soil enriched with ripe compost, to keep moist until germination; afterwards, thin, keeping only the strongest plant in each seed hole / In the same manner, it is still time to sow sweet corn and all sorts of bean, as well as wrinkled pea / Sow colocynth to grow beautiful natural ornaments.

After 5:18 PM (17:18), entering a root day:

VEGETABLE PATCH: Sow parsnip and storage carrot (fall and winter harvests) / Sow monthly cycle radish and winter radish (black radish, pink radish, purple radish, daikon radish) that you'll thin to 6 inches (15 cm) after sprouting / Sow round turnip for a harvest when very young, and winter turnip and late beet for winter / Sow swede or rutabaga, you'll thin sprouts to a distance of 1 foot (30 cm) / Sow early-harvest white onion and canning onions (harvest 2 months after sowing).

16 June
Roots Day
Rising moon
Ephemeris:

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for sowing parsnip and storage carrot (fall and winter harvests) / Sow monthly cycle radish and winter radish (black radish, pink radish, purple radish, daikon radish) that you'll thin to 6 inches (15 cm) after sprouting / Sow round turnip for a harvest when very young, and winter turnip and late beet for winter / Sow swede or rutabaga, you'll thin sprouts to a distance of 1 foot (30 cm) / Sow early-harvest white onion and canning onions (harvest 2 months after sowing).

17 June
Roots Day
Rising moon
Ephemeris:

VEGETABLE PATCH: 3rd day for sowing parsnip and storage carrot (fall and winter harvests) / Sow monthly cycle radish and winter radish (black radish, pink radish, purple radish, daikon radish) that you'll thin to 6 inches (15 cm) after sprouting / Sow round turnip for a harvest when very young, and winter turnip and late beet for winter / Sow swede or rutabaga, you'll thin sprouts to a distance of 1 foot (30 cm) / Sow early-harvest white onion and canning onions (harvest 2 months after sowing).

18 June
Flower day
Rising moon
New moon
Ephemeris:

Before 11:57 AM, root day:

VEGETABLE PATCH: 4th day for sowing parsnip and storage carrot (fall and winter harvests) / Sow monthly cycle radish and winter radish (black radish, pink radish, purple radish, daikon radish) that you'll thin to 6 inches (15 cm) after sprouting / Sow round turnip for a harvest when very young, and winter turnip and late beet for winter / Sow swede or rutabaga, you'll thin sprouts to a distance of 1 foot (30 cm) / Sow early-harvest white onion and canning onions (harvest 2 months after sowing).

After 11:57 AM, entering a flower day:

LANDSCAPING: Catch-up session just before the moon starts descending this evening at 9:05 PM (21:05), for sowing in a nursery a collection of biennial flowers such as ravenelle wallflowers, forget-me-not, sweet william or bellflower, and also perennials like poppy or hollyhock (make sure you keep the soil slightly moist) / Sow annual flowers (marigold, monkey-flower, snapdragon, pincushion, phlox, cosmos).

19 June
Flower day
Descending Moon
Ephemeris:

LANDSCAPING: Finish pruning spring-blooming shrubs and, if needed, prune determinate rose trees that have stopped blooming / Eliminate lilac offshoots / Start planting fall bulbs / Plant water lily / Clean up deciduous azalea shrubs that have by now finished blooming / If you had blooming hydrangea in a pot, now is the time to transfer them to the ground after cutting off wilted flowers just above a pair of leaves / Did you sow coleus seeds earlier this year? If so, now is when to transfer them to the ground.

VEGETABLE PATCH: Transplant cauliflower and broccoli cabbage sown in May.

20 June
Flower day
Descending Moon
Ephemeris:

Before 4:45 PM (16:45), flower day:

LANDSCAPING: 2nd day for wrapping up the pruning of spring-blooming shrubs and, if needed, determinate rose trees that have stopped blooming / Eliminate lilac offshoots / Start planting fall bulbs / Plant water lily / Clean up deciduous azalea shrubs that have by now finished blooming / If you had blooming hydrangea in a pot, now is the time to transfer them to the ground after cutting off wilted flowers just above a pair of leaves / Did you sow coleus seeds earlier this year? If so, now is when to transfer them to the ground.

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for transplanting cauliflower and broccoli cabbage sown in May.

After 4:45 PM (16:45), entering a leaf day:

LANDSCAPING: Roll the lawn, mow it not too short (longer grass does better during summer in hot places), and spread lawn trimmings as mulch wherever needed as a very thin sheet / Prune ivy / Clear brush from overgrown patches: cut bramble and saplings, which you'll have to do again as soon as new shoots again to weaken the root systems.

VEGETABLE PATCH: Transplant may-sown cauliflower seedlings to a nursery, as well as New Zealand spinach if you've sown some / Trim woody herbs lightly (thyme, rosemary, savory) / Cut chives very short, even if you're not using it immediately / Marcot mint / Level off mounds and ridges in the asparagus patch / Keep blanching chicory.

21 June
Leaf Day
Descending Moon
Ephemeris:

LANDSCAPING: 2nd day for rolling the lawn, mow it not too short (longer grass does better during summer in hot places), and spread lawn trimmings as mulch wherever needed as a very thin sheet / Prune ivy / Clear brush from overgrown patches: cut bramble and saplings, which you'll have to do again as soon as new shoots again to weaken the root systems.

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for transplanting may-sown cauliflower seedlings to a nursery, as well as New Zealand spinach if you've sown some / Trim woody herbs lightly (thyme, rosemary, savory) / Cut chives very short, even if you're not using it immediately / Marcot mint / Level off mounds and ridges in the asparagus patch / Keep blanching chicory.

Summer solstice at 2:57 PM (14:57), no impact on gardening tasks.

22 June
Fruit Day
Descending Moon
Ephemeris:

Don't garden after 1:30 PM (13:30) – moon is at apogee at 6:30 PM (18:30)

Before 7:53 AM, leaf day:

LANDSCAPING: 3rd day for rolling the lawn, mow it not too short (longer grass does better during summer in hot places), and spread lawn trimmings as mulch wherever needed as a very thin sheet / Prune ivy / Clear brush from overgrown patches: cut bramble and saplings, which you'll have to do again as soon as new shoots again to weaken the root systems.

VEGETABLE PATCH: 3rd day for transplanting may-sown cauliflower seedlings to a nursery, as well as New Zealand spinach if you've sown some / Trim woody herbs lightly (thyme, rosemary, savory) / Cut chives very short, even if you're not using it immediately / Marcot mint / Level off mounds and ridges in the asparagus patch / Keep blanching chicory.
After 7:53 AM, entering a fruit & seed day:

ORCHARD: If not done early June, thin fruits on apple and pear trees, keep only a single fruit per cluster on the branch; keep the most beautiful fruit, preferably near the center of the cluster for apples and around the edge of the cluster for pears.

VEGETABLE PATCH: Again, prune suckers off from your tomato plants (shoots that appear where leaves are attached to the stem), the most vigorous ones can be transplanted to the ground directly and will certainly bear fruit of their own; place any remaining ones atop cabbage (on heads and lower leaves) to repel diamondback moth / Prune squash, zucchini, melon, cucumber to speed production; mulch all of these vegetables abundantly and water them with diluted nettle tea / If not set up as you started sowing, position stakes for pole beans sown end of April or early May.

LANDSCAPING: New chance to plant ornamental fruit shrubs: callicarpa, aronia, spindle, strawberry tree, sea-buckthorn, cotoneaster, Kousa dogwood, firethorn; take care to water regularly during summer and fall to ensure proper settling in.

23 June
Fruit Day
Descending Moon
Ephemeris:

ORCHARD: 2nd day, if not done early June, for thinning fruits on apple and pear trees, keeping only a single fruit per cluster on the branch; keep the most beautiful fruit, preferably near the center of the cluster for apples and around the edge of the cluster for pears.

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for, again, pruning suckers off from your tomato plants (shoots that appear where leaves are attached to the stem), the most vigorous ones can be transplanted to the ground directly and will certainly bear fruit of their own; place any remaining ones atop cabbage (on heads and lower leaves) to repel diamondback moth / Prune squash, zucchini, melon, cucumber to speed production; mulch all of these vegetables abundantly and water them with diluted nettle tea / If not set up as you started sowing, position stakes for pole beans sown end of April or early May.

LANDSCAPING: 2nd day for planting ornamental fruit shruts: callicarpa, aronia, spindle, strawberry tree, sea-buckthorn, cotoneaster, Kousa dogwood, firethorn; take care to water regularly during summer and fall to ensure proper settling in.

24 June
Fruit Day
Descending Moon
Ephemeris:

ORCHARD: 3rd day, if not done early June, for thinning fruits on apple and pear trees, keeping only a single fruit per cluster on the branch; keep the most beautiful fruit, preferably near the center of the cluster for apples and around the edge of the cluster for pears.

VEGETABLE PATCH: 3rd day for, again, pruning suckers off from your tomato plants (shoots that appear where leaves are attached to the stem), the most vigorous ones can be transplanted to the ground directly and will certainly bear fruit of their own; place any remaining ones atop cabbage (on heads and lower leaves) to repel diamondback moth / Prune squash, zucchini, melon, cucumber to speed production; mulch all of these vegetables abundantly and water them with diluted nettle tea / If not set up as you started sowing, position stakes for pole beans sown end of April or early May.

LANDSCAPING: 3rd day for planting ornamental fruit shruts: callicarpa, aronia, spindle, strawberry tree, sea-buckthorn, cotoneaster, Kousa dogwood, firethorn; take care to water regularly during summer and fall to ensure proper settling in.

25 June
Roots Day
Descending Moon
Ephemeris:

Before 8:35 AM, fruit & seed day:

ORCHARD: 4th day, if not done early June, for thinning fruits on apple and pear trees, keeping only a single fruit per cluster on the branch; keep the most beautiful fruit, preferably near the center of the cluster for apples and around the edge of the cluster for pears.

VEGETABLE PATCH: 4th day for, again, pruning suckers off from your tomato plants (shoots that appear where leaves are attached to the stem), the most vigorous ones can be transplanted to the ground directly and will certainly bear fruit of their own; place any remaining ones atop cabbage (on heads and lower leaves) to repel diamondback moth / Prune squash, zucchini, melon, cucumber to speed production; mulch all of these vegetables abundantly and water them with diluted nettle tea / If not set up as you started sowing, position stakes for pole beans sown end of April or early May.

LANDSCAPING: 4th day for planting ornamental fruit shrubs: callicarpa, aronia, spindle, strawberry tree, sea-buckthorn, cotoneaster, Kousa dogwood, firethorn; take care to water regularly during summer and fall to ensure proper settling in.

After 8:35 AM, entering a root day:

VEGETABLE PATCH: Transplant leek sown in April-May (pull them out, let them cure for 2 days in the sun, and then dress leaves and roots before planting them again), or plant those you've bought in bunches / Plant sweet potato / Thin seedlings that were sown in April-May: parsnip, red beet, chicory, carrot and turnip / Plant celeriac sown in March-April / Ridge potato plants and finish planting them if you still have spuds / Plant Japanese artichoke for a fall harvest / Plant chufa / Harvest a few early turnips and monthly cycle radish, as well as your first carrots of the year if you had sown them in a tunnel, and a few early potatoes.

26 June
Roots Day
Descending Moon
First quarter
Ephemeris:

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for transplanting leek sown in April-May (pull them out, let them cure for 2 days in the sun, and then dress leaves and roots before planting them again), or plant those you've bought in bunches / Plant sweet potato / Thin seedlings that were sown in April-May: parsnip, red beet, chicory, carrot and turnip / Plant celeriac sown in March-April / Ridge potato plants and finish planting them if you still have spuds / Plant Japanese artichoke for a fall harvest / Plant chufa / Harvest a few early turnips and monthly cycle radish, as well as your first carrots of the year if you had sown them in a tunnel, and a few early potatoes.

27 June
Roots Day
Descending Moon
Ephemeris:

VEGETABLE PATCH: 3rd day for transplanting leek sown in April-May (pull them out, let them cure for 2 days in the sun, and then dress leaves and roots before planting them again), or plant those you've bought in bunches / Plant sweet potato / Thin seedlings that were sown in April-May: parsnip, red beet, chicory, carrot and turnip / Plant celeriac sown in March-April / Ridge potato plants and finish planting them if you still have spuds / Plant Japanese artichoke for a fall harvest / Plant chufa / Harvest a few early turnips and monthly cycle radish, as well as your first carrots of the year if you had sown them in a tunnel, and a few early potatoes.

28 June
Roots Day
Descending Moon
Ephemeris:

Don't garden between 7:20 AM and 5:25 PM (7:20 to 17:25) – lunar node at 12:23 PM

VEGETABLE PATCH: 4th day for transplanting leek sown in April-May (pull them out, let them cure for 2 days in the sun, and then dress leaves and roots before planting them again), or plant those you've bought in bunches / Plant sweet potato / Thin seedlings that were sown in April-May: parsnip, red beet, chicory, carrot and turnip / Plant celeriac sown in March-April / Ridge potato plants and finish planting them if you still have spuds / Plant Japanese artichoke for a fall harvest / Plant chufa / Harvest a few early turnips and monthly cycle radish, as well as your first carrots of the year if you had sown them in a tunnel, and a few early potatoes.

29 June
Flower day
Descending Moon
Ephemeris:

LANDSCAPING: New timeframe for preparing cuttings from spring-blooming shrubs that have lost their flowers (deutzia, forsythia, mock-orange, cinquefoil...) together with fuchsia, and to air-layer flower vines (wisteria, trumpet vine, honeysuckle) / Divide your spring bulbs if leaves are yellow already / Finish pruning spring-blooming shrubs and, if needed, prune determinate rose trees that have stopped blooming / Eliminate lilac offshoots / Start planting fall bulbs / Plant water lily / Clean up deciduous azalea shrubs that have by now finished blooming / If you had blooming hydrangea in a pot, now is the time to transfer them to the ground after cutting off wilted flowers just above a pair of leaves / Did you sow coleus seeds earlier this year? If so, now is when to transfer them to the ground.

VEGETABLE PATCH: Plant cauliflower sown last May, and thin any remaining cauliflower and broccoli seedlings / Harvest flowers from your herbs to make infusions.

30 June
Flower day
Descending Moon
Ephemeris:

Before 2:50 PM (14:50), flower day:

LANDSCAPING: 2nd day for preparing cuttings from spring-blooming shrubs that have lost their flowers (deutzia, forsythia, mock-orange, cinquefoil...) together with fuchsia, and to air-layer flower vines (wisteria, trumpet vine, honeysuckle) / Divide your spring bulbs if leaves are yellow already / Finish pruning spring-blooming shrubs and, if needed, prune determinate rose trees that have stopped blooming / Eliminate lilac offshoots / Start planting fall bulbs / Plant water lily / Clean up deciduous azalea shrubs that have by now finished blooming / If you had blooming hydrangea in a pot, now is the time to transfer them to the ground after cutting off wilted flowers just above a pair of leaves / Did you sow coleus seeds earlier this year? If so, now is when to transfer them to the ground.

VEGETABLE PATCH: 2nd day for planting cauliflower sown last May, and for thinning any remaining cauliflower and broccoli seedlings / Harvest flowers from your herbs to make infusions.

After 2:50 PM (14:50), entering a leaf day:

LANDSCAPING: If you've got a wild patch to clear, now is a good time to clean it up: chop bramble, thistle and wild shrubs down to the ground.

VEGETABLE PATCH: Plant mizuna cabbage, Milan cabbage and Brussels sprouts sown in May-June / Remember to blanch leaf greens that require it (frisee, escarole...) / Thin chicory and lettuce sprouts sown in June / Transplant branch celery.

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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  • Lu Narine wrote on 27 May 2024 at 21 h 01 min

    I’m mystified why 5 days of the end of May are missing from the website.ie May 27-31.
    Hard to know what tasks are best done during this period. Do you have the data to email me?

    Was this an oversight or intentional? I find your site is SUCH an asset to my gardening and I appreciate it!!!!!

  • Susan Vaughn wrote on 22 May 2024 at 4 h 19 min

    Can I transplant a “Japanese Maple” after May 21-May 31st. 2024? The plant is 2′ high

  • Kay Dunbar wrote on 8 April 2024 at 5 h 31 min

    I love the calendars that my pharmacy puts out every year which show the best sign of the moon when to plant flowers and garden with seeds or plants and has a sheet at back or calendar with information. It has all the information about that you need for flowers and garden but I never got one this year . He was out when I went so I got on the computer to see what I could find. I just came upon this but haven’t got to read all of it but what I have seen, looks like you have covered everything for flowers and garden.

  • Barb wrote on 6 January 2024 at 17 h 32 min

    On the Planting by the Moon calendar for Jan 6 2024 there is a statement which indicates it is time to “set up rose hips” for grafting. How exactly do you set up rose hips?