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Summer 2018 Farmer’s Almanac

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Photo by Carolyn Lang
Look to the sky for planting dates and unusual meteorological events this summer.

June 2018

June 14. Ramadan ends at sundown on this day.

June 21. The summer solstice marks the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Canadians celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day, recognizing the cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis tribes.

June 27. June’s full moon is known as the “Strawberry Moon,” the “Rose Moon,” and the “Hot Moon.”

Gardening by the Moon

Plant aboveground crops June 14, 15, 23, and 24; harvest June 18 and 19. Plant belowground crops June 5, 6, and 7; harvest June 10 and 11.

July 2018

July 4. This day marks the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, when the original 13 colonies of the United States claimed their independence in 1776.

July 27. July’s full moon is known as the “Thunder Moon” or “Buck Moon.”

July 28-29. The Delta Aquariid meteor shower peaks, but may be difficult to see because of the nearly full moon.

Gardening by the Moon

Plant aboveground crops July 20 and 21; harvest July 16 and 17. Plant belowground crops July 2, 3, 4, 30, and 31; harvest July 7 and 8.

August 2018

August 1. Wiccans celebrate Lughnasadh, a festival marking the beginning of the harvest season, at sundown.

August 12. The Perseid meteor shower peaks this night, producing up to 60 meteors per hour radiating from the constellation Perseus.

August 26. August’s full moon is known as the “Sturgeon Moon,” the “Green Corn Moon,” and the “Grain Moon.”

Gardening by the Moon

Plant aboveground crops August 16, 17, and 26; harvest August 12 and 13. Plant belowground crops August 8 and 9; harvest August 4 and 5.

September 2018

September 3. Labor Day honors the social and economic achievements of the American labor movement.

September 9. Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown.

September 22. The fall equinox happens on this day.

September 24. September’s full moon is called the “Corn Moon,” and is this year’s Harvest Moon.

Gardening by the Moon

Plant aboveground crops September 13, 14, 22, and 23; harvest September 18 and 19. Plant belowground crops September 4 and 5; harvest September 6, 7, and 26.

Published on May 21, 2018

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