Summer 2017 Gardener's Almanac

Mark your calendars — here are the dates to remember in summer 2017!

  • Look to the sky for planting dates and unusual meteorological events this summer.
    Photo by Svetlana Naumova:; SvetaNPrints

June 2017

June 9. June’s full moon is known as the “Strawberry Moon,” the “Rose Moon,” and the “Honey Moon.”

June 20. The summer solstice (Litha) marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and is the longest day and shortest night of the entire year.

June 23. Midsummer’s Eve is a solstice celebration closely observed in northern Europe.

Gardening by the moon. Plant aboveground crops June 5, 6, 7, and 25; harvest June 1, 2, 28, and 29. Plant belowground crops June 15, 16, and 17; harvest June 20 and 21.

July 2017

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

July 8. July’s full moon is known as the “Buck Moon” and the “Thunder Moon.”

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