Saturday, May 3, 2014

News and Events 5-4-14

Dear Friend or Friend to be,

So how was everyone's week? Did you all survive the deluge of rain in the middle of the week? All my pots and pails and wagon were totally full of water, made me wish I had some rain barrels!  Anyway I hope by the end of this weekend I get some serious planting done in my garden. Anyone else have their gardens started yet?  Here is last weeks video of my yard:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEF7xYyGT2o&list=UU37TQHmtyoejVv5Nfe1rS7Q&feature=share

With Love and In the Light,  Cassie

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Upcoming events of interest:
Sun May 4th  Beginners Yoga
Tue May 6th  Empowered Dating Webiar 
Fri May 9th  Comedy Night Branchburg
Sat May 10th  Open House and Air Show McGuire-Ft Dix 
Sat May 10th  Dancing at Cafe 34 
Wed May 14th  Full Moon Fire Ceremony 
Sat May 17th Singles Dance Party in Princeton 
Sun May 25th Singles Dance Party in Princeton 
Sat May 31st Movie and Late Dinner- Hazlet
Sun Jun 1st  Meetup at Long Branch Beach 
Sun Jun 1st  Monmouth Park Racetrack 
Tue Jun 3rd  Karaoke in Tinton Falls
Sat Jun 7th  Keyport Garden Walk
June 13-15th Sports, Fun and Adventure Weekend at Club Getaway


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Gardening by the Moon Calendar from the Farmers' Almanac

The Farmers Almanac Gardening by the Moon Calendar is determined by our age-old formula and applies generally to regions where the climate is favorable.
Because the gardening calendar is based on the phase and position of the Moon, it is consistent across all growing zones. Recommended dates are still "weather permitting," and you should talk with your local greenhouse or agricultural extension office for the optimal window of time within which to use these dates.
Farmers' Almanac's Gardening by the Moon Calendar is available here for 2 months and if you sign up for a FREE account with us, we'll give you 4 months!

May 2014 

1st-2nd Any seed planted now will tend to rot.
3rd-5th These are most favorable days for planting corn, cotton, okra, beans, peppers, eggplant, and other aboveground crops. Plant seedbeds and flower gardens.
6th-10th A barren period.
11th-12th Excellent time for planting corn, beans, peppers, and other aboveground crops. Favorable for sowing hay, fodder crops, and grains. Plant flowers.
13th-14th Favorable planting days: First day excellent for planting aboveground crops. Last day good for carrots, beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops, and also good for transplanting. All days good for starting seedbeds and planting leafy vegetables.
15th-16th Do no planting.
17th-18th Plant late beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, and other root crops.
19th-21st Barren days. Do no planting. First day is good for cultivating, spraying, and general farm work. Second day good for killing plant pests.
22nd-23rd Favorable time for planting late root crops. Also good for vine crops that can be planted now. Set strawberry plants. These are good days for transplanting.
24th-25th These are poor planting days and fine for killing plant pests, cultivating or spraying.
26th-27th Root crops that can be planted now will tend to yield well. These are good days for transplanting.
28th-30th Any seed planted now will tend to rot.
31st This is a most favorable day for planting corn, cotton, okra, beans, peppers, eggplant, and other aboveground crops. Also a good day to plant your seedbeds and flower gardens.

June 2014

1st Plant tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn, cotton, and other aboveground crops on this most fruitful day. Plant seedbeds and flower gardens.
2nd-6th Poor time for planting. Kill plant pests, clear fencerows, and clear land.
7th-8th Good for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing yield aboveground. Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers.
9th-11th Extra good for planting fall lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, and other leafy vegetables. All aboveground crops planted now will do very well. Plant seedbeds.
12th-13th These are poor planting days. Cut hay or do general farm work.
14th-15th Plant late beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, and other root crops.
16th-17th Poor days for planting. Kill plant pests, spray, fertilize, do general farm work.
18th-19th Favorable time for planting late root crops. Also good for vine crops. Set strawberry plants now. Good days for transplanting.
20th-21st Cut hay or do plowing on these barren days. Best days for killing plant pests.
22nd-23rd Good days for planting root crops and for transplanting.
24th-26th Seeds planted now tend to rot in the ground. Best days for killing plant pests.
27th-28th Plant tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn, cotton, and other aboveground crops on these most fruitful days. Plant seedbeds and flower gardens.