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The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

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A Richly Illustrated Calendar for Gardeners

 

Our perennial best-seller for 40 years!

For decades, gardeners have been delighted with this attractive calendar. Gorgeous, original, full-color illustrations accompany timely beginner-to-expert gardening advice and charming seasonal lore. As an added bonus, a "best days" table tells when to plant vegetables and grains, according to the Moon's phases and region.

  • Printed in the USA
  • Size: 10 7/8" wide x 16 3/4" tall (open)

FROM THE CALENDAR - PURPLE HUES
Brussels sprouts, a member of the Brassica family, have grown in popularity and are now available in many shades of green and even purple. Purple sprouts are as hardy as the green varieties, but are a bit smaller and sweeter and much more ornamental in the garden. 'Rubine' is an heirloom variety that can be planted early and will produce beautiful, 1½-inch-wide, red to purple sprouts. 'Falstaff' is a more recent cultivator cultivate that will keep its deep-color its deep purple color when cooked.

Item Number: 17-GARDEN-CAL
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar
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I am especially fond of this calendar and try to get it every year for my kitchen. I like the size (not so large as many other calendars) and the layout with interesting information flanking the picture each month. You don't have to be a gardener to enjoy this calendar.

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The calendar is beautiful and so very fun each month to read the tidbits shared. Well worth the price. This will be on my Christmas gift list each year!

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all I'd like to know is what zone is Hawaii in as I'm interested in what plants will grow better here in Hawaii with our climate. I can't find anything to say what zone we are in,

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I received my calendar today and was disappointed. I have been using these calendars for many years. I usually get them at the bank I do business with. They did not have them this year so I had to order me one. The one I received today did not have the spiral binder on it. That is one of the reasons I ordered this particular calendar. So disappointed :(

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I am looking for the calendar that gives the days for clearing land and underbrush. It also gives the days for turning under your garden or fields to prepare for spring planting.

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I use The Farmer's Almanac but I also get the Llewellyn Moon Sign Book. It breaks down every hour to the minute for the typical tasks such as weed days, planting annuals, fertilizing etc. There is a learning curve that takes some study, but the moon sign break downs are on a chart. There are other things such as getting surgery during a decreasing moon with a favorable aspect to your sun sign....results in little to no bleeding....just chock full of goodness! Under $10

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Love these calendars - have been ordering this one for a friend and myself for several years now - we both enjoy checking out the tips and tidbits of information as well as having a pretty picture to look at during our work day or at home (she keeps hers at work and mine has a home in my kitchen). Beautiful, inspiring, uplifting and educational - just love them!!

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merry christmas!!

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Does this calendar also show best days for planting flowers, herbs and succulents? I have used the almanac for years as my father in law always had one in the house.

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Try the planting guides here.

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I buy one every year, but this is first time at Almanac internet site.

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I've already purchased the cooking Almanac earlier this year for my mother. Can't wait to give her this calendar, she will love it.

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I buy this calendar every year.
It is my favorite!

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I love this calendar, had one for 2016. It was hard to find, even went to Barnes and Noble.

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I brought the 2016 Farmers calander and like the Last page that shows the map on the right has a color coded yellow for canada blue for the norhern states white for where i live in Levittown PA 19057 and green for the south states lists plants and when to plan them example parsley march 1st to march 31st e for early l for late on some example turnips , spinach , peas and so on , is there a way i can see the last page for the 2017 Farmers almanac calander ?

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Please send me this 2017 calendar

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If you buy one, we'll send it to you automatically.

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Requesting for New Jersey, USA

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We ship to NJ.

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I have purchased three of the Gardening Calendars, for several years, as X-Mas gifts. My sister-in-laws have come to depend on receiving them. They are beautiful and informative.

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I love this calendar and look forward to the wonderful illustrations every year. The snipets of info above are always fun to read and informative. Knowing the moon names makes for good conversation.

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planted and grew squash for the first

time that was a blessing I would to thank whoevers involved

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YOUR CALENDAR IS A WONDERFUL ASSET IN MY GARDEN. I ALWAYS USE YOUR CALENDAR. IT HAS WONDERFUL ADVICE. I KNOW WHAT TO PLANT AND WHEN. THANX SO MUCH FOR YOUR AWESOME ADVICE. MRS.SHERRY ANN FOUST

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I love this calendar. I cannot believe I've never seen it before. I am 56 yrs old. Wow! I want one.

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I have enjoyed this calendar for years. Especially the lovely illustrations. Thank-you

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I Would Appreciate Knowing if this Almanac Apply for Puerto Rico, and/or if You Have or Know of Another Resource available for Puerto Rico.

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Sorry but our Almanac does not cover Puerto Rico. Wouldn't the weather forecast always say sunny and beautiful anyway?

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Does this calendar have days to plant each vegetable or fruit on the day it should be planted? I can't see the photo of the calendar? I can't garden much, but what my husband does plant we go by the signs & the plants do great I set & figure it out every year for him, but if this calendar has it wrote on the days to plant it would help me out so much..

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Yes, there is a chart titled "Planting by the Moon's Phase."

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I love this calendar each year!! It has such interesting info and very useful tips on gardening.

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This hangs in my kitchen. My go to calender for the whole family to post on.

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There were There were 3 books in my Granny's home that you had to respect at all cost. The Bible The Farmer's Almanac. and the Sears' and Roebuck. We lived the the mountains of appellations.This was the most staples in everyone's home. I am crying now. I will order the gardening one. I am so glad I came about this page by accident. I will be back!! I agree with Michelle Rochon. This to me the love I shared with her.

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As far as I can recall, my folks planted root crops when the moon was waning or dark of the moon, and they planted above the ground crops as the moon waxed. I know that within these ranges, some days are better than others. Is this so?

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Was hoping your company might consider making the Farmer's Almanac and the Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar available in electronic format. With everything being apps and smart phone user friendly, it would make my continuing to use these products more in line with my lifestyle. Thank you for your consideration.

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Hi, can you please advise if this calendar will be useful for gardening in Canada? Do you have a calendar for other regions in North America? I live in Ottawa, Ontario. Thanks

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We are in southeastern New Brunswick, Canada, and here in the Moncton area, we consider us to be in Zone 3 at the worst and Zone 4 for most plantings. I am of the opinion that OFA considers our area to be the same as Maine, which is considerably milder than here. We add about 10 days to the planting dates suggested by OFA. Our night temperatures are often -6 to -8 Celcius with a high today of +4C and an unusual prediction of +15C tomorrow. Frost is mostly out of the ground but gardens, depending on location, are between wet and soupy - even having had no snow cover for two months which is almost unheard of. June 10 is our classic planting date for tenders and Victoria Day weekend for non-tenders such as peas, turnips, beets and so on. Waiting until the swallows arrive is a good rule of thumb.

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Hi Tina,
The tips and hints in this calendar are for North America. They are not specific to a growing region.

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Have u changed the format of the Gardening calendar in the last 2 years? I ordered yours & am disappointed bec it does not have the daily signs for each month and what shd be planted, transplanted, pruned etc. for each day. I was given such a calendar 2 years ago by local garden/feed store which has since gone out of business, and I have not been able to contact the owner who gave it to me. I have checked the Farmers Almanac web site and searched all the listings to no avail. Do u know the source abt which I am asking?

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I got a calendar from a funeral home with the info your asking about. I want Farmer's Almanac Calendar myself if it has the days to plant on it cause I set with moon dates, Moon's Astrological place in the zodiac, phases of the moon & time of the moon all at one time to figure the days to plant & what to plant. I thank God it's worked out good for us, but I want a calendar that will tell me without me searching for the days to plant. Good luck with gardening..

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Maybe you mean the Moon signs book put out by Llewelyn. Better still ask a librarian. They would likely be familiar.

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I bet it was the Harris farmers almanac. It has been around longer than the old farmers almanac.

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I know EXACTLY what you're talking about. I haven't been able to find them anymore. I used to get them from local businesses in small country towns. No more.

Each day showed the phase of the moon. The crescent pointing up or down etc. We'd cut our hair accordingly.

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We're sorry, but we are not familiar with that product. The Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar has never provided the daily Moon's astrological signs for the month, although that information has always been in the Almanac itself.
 
Our Country Calendar does include a table of best days each month to plant aboveground/belowground crops, destroy pests and weeds, graft or pollinate, prune to encourage/discourage growth, harvest above/belowground crops, etc., as well as other farming and gardening tasks. This table is based on the one in The Old Farmer's Almanac. It is not solely based on the Moon's astrological sign, but a series of factors, calculated by our astrologer. An example (for two months of the year) can be seen here:
 
http://www.almanac.com/bestdays/timetable
 
Hope this helps!
 

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Two years ago I planted a pony pack of tomatoes as the moon waxed and had a bumper crop, last year the pony pack went in as the moon waned and all I grew were green leaves. As the Monkeys sang "I'm a believer"

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Sorry guys!! "Wrong" side of the moon!!

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My mother told me a story about her & my dad planting green beans in Central TX (early 1940's) and her father happened to stop by and said that they would have beautiful bean plants, but no beans, that they were planting on the "work" side of the moon. They kind of chuckled, but sure enough; you guessed it, beautiful plants/no beans. I'm a believer! ! !

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does it adjust for East Tennessee?
Does it include flowers?

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The planting table separates the United States into 4 regions. The dates, therefore, are very general guidelines. For a more focused recommendation for planting crops, you might try here:
http://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-dates/TN/Knoxville
 
First and last frost dates:
http://www.almanac.com/content/frost-chart-united-states/TN/Knoxville
 
The gardening calendar does include tips for flowers, but not planting dates for them. All Moon phases are based on Eastern Time.

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Does it also show the astrological sign that the moon is in and give recommendations based on that?

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The calendar does not provide the Moon's astrological place each day, but you can find that table in The Old Farmer's Almanac itself, or can order a digital version of that table online at:
 
http://www.almanac.com/product/2015-astrology-moons-sign-calendar
 
The planting table in the calendar gives planting date recommendations for crops based solely on the Moon's phases (but not the astrological sign), as well as general planting date recommendations based on where you are in the United States--there are four regions.
 
Hope this helps!

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I have bought this calendar every year now, going back to 1987. On each day, I print the high and low temp, and draw an icon to represent the day's weather. I further record my gardening activities, appointments, mowing, and travels, too. When each new month begins, I get out my old calendars and see what kind of weather to expect, what chores to do, etc. This has become an invaluable resource, and it's fun, as well! It's never too late to start your tradition.

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Nice post Niel! Am eager to give the calendar a gander.

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Thank you Neil!

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Thank you Neil, I was just reading through some of the comments that were left by random people and upon reading yours, you just convinced me that this Almanac Calendar is what I need to make my way of doing things better and easier for myself. I'm convinced! Thanks!

Cora

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Does your calendars show the moon phases?

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It shows new moon,  first quarter, full moon, and last quarter. 

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My grandparents and parents depend on the Almanac to plant their gardens! I am following in their footsteps!

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I agree. I don't know that my grandparents used the almanac to plant their gardens, however, when I have a Garden of my own, I will be sure to use it.