Lunar sowing calendar for 2020

The lunar sowing calendar for 2020 will help to obtain information about the optimal time for various garden works. Depending on the lunar phases and the position of the satellite in different zodiac constellations, it is possible to plan what and when to do (or not to) to ensure fast strong sprouts, and subsequently high yields.

Gardening Calendar

It is important to choose not only suitable dates in 2020, taking into account the recommendations of the lunar calendar, but also the month when you should plant seedlings in a greenhouse, and when to plant it and seeds in open ground. If you do this too early, or, conversely, late, you can’t count on a good harvest.

MonthWhat do we do
JanuaryTime relax. You can review the available seed, buy the missing seeds and equipment, prepare a place for future seedlings. In severe frosts - sprinkle tree trunks with snow.
FebruaryStart growing seedlings. Suitable time for sowing tomatoes, peppers, celery and other crops with a long period of growth. Petunias, lobelia, begonias are sown from flowers for seedlings.
MarchSeedling care. The soil only thaws, it’s not warm enough everywhere, so do not rush to place plants in open ground. It is better to clear and dig a plot of land, engage in soil fertilization, the formation of trees and shrubs.
AprilFinal soil preparation, cultivation, fertilizer. The middle of the month is the time for planting spinach, lettuce, parsley, dill, radish, carrots, onions, peas. The end of the month - the planting of seedlings of early cabbage, which must be protected from possible night frost with a film. It's time to spray and whitewash the trees, plant carnations, asters, ageratum on the flower beds.
MayIt's time for all types of planting and household work on the site. The beginning of the month is the planting of cold-resistant crops (turnips, carrots, peas, onions, parsley, dill). If warm weather is established, tomato, cucumbers, eggplant seedlings are transferred to the open ground, beets, beans, pumpkin, zucchini, and potatoes are planted. Time to mulch the soil, make sure there are no pests, sow annual flowers.
JuneThe final planting of seedlings and planting in open ground. Pay attention to watering plants with a weak root system - radishes, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, cabbage. It is important to thin out seedlings in order to promote their active development, to destroy insect pests.
JulyMineral fertilizing and active care of plants to prevent drying out of the soil, damage by pests and weed overgrowing. Fruits are formed on previously planted plants, to maintain this process, pinching and pinching are carried out. For the second harvest, greens, radish, turnips, cauliflower, daikon, broccoli are planted, at the end of the month - sorrel, rhubarb, onions. Florists plant a nemophile, tritsirtis, delphinium.
AugustRipening of vegetables, fruits, active harvesting, preparation for storage and processing for the winter. It is not too late to plant radishes, carrots, beets, onions on a feather, lettuce, greens, new trees and shrubs. For gardeners: to plant onion, transplant crocuses.
SeptemberHarvesting continues, the preparation of seed for the next season (preferably in dry weather for better preservation). Planting time "under the winter" of garlic, carrots, onions. If you plant greens and other vegetables, you should do this in a greenhouse. Florists can plant early flowers: tulips, crocuses, daffodils.
OctoberPreparation of the site for the next season, preferably before frost. Time to dig up the ground, add fertilizer to produce, whitewash and warm the trees, plant new pears and apple trees, transplant perennials, hide frost-loving plants. If you plan to grow early vegetables - make humus. You can sow poppy, cloves, bells, scabiosis "in the winter".
NovemberFinal completion of street work. It is necessary to remove the foliage, mulch the beds with perennial vegetables and frost-resistant crops. You can sow greens in the greenhouse or on the windowsill.
DecemberTime to rest and take stock of the season. It is necessary to pay attention to the most productive varieties, to analyze what work brought a good result. You can update your inventory, after the snow falls - cover them with trunks of trees to protect the roots from frost. For particularly active gardeners, start planting quick-ripening vegetables in the greenhouse.

Having decided on the month, you can look into the lunar sowing calendar for 2020 to select the most favorable days for performing certain garden works.

For gardeners

FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
Harvesting seedlings, seeds6, 12-13, 19, 20, 27-295, 14, 22, 26, 28-312, 12, 18, 19, 26-306, 15, 17, 20, 26-314, 12, 18, 26-306, 10, 24-27, 3110, 16, 20-26, 299, 18, 20-24, 29
Weeding, thinning seedlings4, 10-13, 23, 24, 25-295, 11-13, 23, 26-312, 10-12, 19, 24-309-12, 15, 17, 20, 25-318, 10, 17-19, 23-306, 10, 15, 18-19, 24-276, 7, 14, 16, 20-266-8, 13, 16, 19, 20-24
Zucchini, eggplant5, 6, 12-13, 27-294, 5, 13-18, 28-311-2, 10-14, 26-306-7, 10-15, 26-312, 4, 8, 12, 26-302, 4, 10, 15, 24-271-2, 6, 12, 22-262, 8-13, 20-24, 30
Asparagus, cabbage (including cauliflower), sunflower5-6, 15-16, 27-294-5, 12-13, 28-311, 5, 11-12, 26-306-7, 10, 12, 26-312-4, 8, 10, 26-302-4, 9-10, 24-272, 6-7, 22-267, 8, 20-24, 29-30
Potatoes, parsley on the root3, 5-6, 10, 16-17, 25-294, 6, 9, 11, 15-18, 26-311-2, 6, 10, 18-19, 26-303, 6-7, 10, 17, 20, 26-311-2, 4, 8, 13, 17, 26-301-2, 4, 9, 15-17, 24-271-2, 6, 12-15, 22-26, 292-3, 7, 10-13, 19, 20-24, 29
Sweet pepper, salad, spinach, parsley on greens5-6, 19-20, 27-294-5, 22-23, 15-18, 28-312, 6, 10-14, 18-19, 26-306-7, 9, 15, 17, 20, 27-311-4, 13, 17-18, 26-301-4, 15-17, 24-2712-15, 22-26, 28-2910-13, 20-24, 29-30
Daikon, peas, beans, beans, radishes, beets, radishes5-6, 10-12, 16-17, 27-294-5, 11-13, 15-18, 28-312, 6, 10-14, 26-306-7, 9-12, 20, 26-312-4, 13, 17, 19, 26-301-4, 15-17, 24-272, 12-15, 22-26, 2910-13, 20-24, 29-30
Turnip, corn, rutabaga, celery5-6, 10-12, 19-20, 27-294-5, 15-18, 22-23, 28-312, 6, 10-14, 18-18, 26-306-7, 15-17, 20, 26-311-4, 13, 17, 19, 26-301-4, 15-17, 24-2712-15, 22-26, 28-2910-13, 20-24, 29-30
Watermelon, melon, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, parsnips (on the root)5-6, 19-20, 27-294-5, 15-18, 22-23, 28-312, 6, 10-14, 18-19, 26-306-7, 15-17, 20, 26-312-4, 13, 17-18, 23, 28, 3015-17, 24-28, 29-3112-15, 22-26, 28-2910-13, 20-24, 29-30
Cilantro, caraway, fennel, dill, mustard5-6, 19-20, 27-294-5, 13-18, 22-23, 28-312, 6, 10-14, 18-19, 26-306-7, 15-17, 20, 26-311-4, 13, 18-19, 26-301-4, 15-18, 24-2712-15, 22-26, 28-2910-13, 20-24, 29-30
Onion, horseradish, garlic1, 5, 6, 10-12, 16-17, 25-293, 5, 11-13, 15-18, 26-312, 6-8, 10-12, 26-305, 6, 9-12, 15-17, 26-312, 4, 13, 17, 26-302, 4, 15-17, 24-311, 2, 12-15, 22-262-3, 10-13, 19, 20-24

For gardeners

FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
Cultivation, cultivation, hilling4, 6, 13-17, 19-20, 25-293, 5, 13-18, 23, 26-315, 7, 10-14, 21, 24-304, 6, 17, 20, 25-312, 4, 12, 17-18, 23-304, 12, 15, 18-19, 24-27, 312, 10-16, 20-27, 292, 8-13, 19-24, 29
Weeding, thinning seedlings4, 10, 13, 25-295, 11, 14, 26-317, 14, 16, 26-306, 15-16, 20, 26-314, 12-13, 17-18, 26-304, 14-15, 17-18, 24-312, 11-12, 15-16, 20-262, 11-13, 16, 19, 20-24
The introduction of humus4, 10, 19-20, 27-295, 11, 22, 26, 28-315, 9, 19, 21, 26-303, 9, 17, 20, 26-314, 8, 17-18, 26-304, 17, 24-27, 306, 16, 22-26, 292, 18, 14, 29-30
Intensive watering of trees, bushes4, 6, 10, 13-17, 27-295, 8, 11, 13-18, 28-315, 7, 10-14, 26-304, 6, 10, 17, 20, 26-312, 4, 8, 12, 17, 23-305, 9, 10, 15, 24-27, 312, 6, 10-15, 22-26, 292, 6, 8-13, 20, 24, 29
Fertilizing with mineral fertilizers4, 7, 10, 13-17, 27-295, 8, 11, 13-18, 28-315, 7, 10, 11-14, 26-304, 6, 10, 17, 20, 26-312, 4, 8, 12, 17, 23-305, 9, 10, 15, 24-27, 312, 6, 10-15, 22-26, 292, 6, 8-13, 20, 24, 29
Organic fertilizer dressing4, 7, 13-17, 27-295, 8, 13-18, 28-315, 9, 10-14, 26-304, 6, 10, 17, 20, 26-312, 4, 8, 12, 17, 23-305, 9, 10, 15, 24-27, 312, 6, 10-15, 22-26, 292, 6, 8-13, 20, 24, 29
Truncation of shoots of trees, shrubs3, 11-12, 19-20, 25-294, 12-13, 22, 25-316, 11-12, 18-19, 24-302, 7, 12, 17, 20, 25-311, 8, 10, 17-18, 23-309-10, 15, 24-27, 316, 7, 15, 20-26, 297-8, 13, 18-19, 20-24, 29
Vaccination of trees, bushes3, 10, 13-17, 19-20, 25-294, 11, 13-17, 22, 25-312, 10-14, 18-19, 24-306-7, 15-17, 20, 25-314, 10, 17-18, 23-309-10, 15, 24-27, 316, 8, 15, 20-26, 298-9, 16, 19, 20-24, 29
Pest control, spraying plants4, 6, 10, 12, 13-17, 27-295, 8, 11-12, 13-18, 28-312, 7, 10-11, 18-19, 26-304, 6, 10-11, 15, 20, 26-312, 4, 8, 12, 17, 26-304, 6, 10, 15, 24-27, 312, 6, 10-16, 22-26, 292, 6, 8-13, 20-24, 29
Planting new trees and shrubs1, 10-13, 25-294, 11-13, 26-315, 10-12, 24-306, 9-12, 25-314, 8, 10, 23-302, 6, 10, 24-312, 6, 7, 20-266-8, 19, 20-24, 30
Landing, picking, transplanting6, 10-13, 25-295, 11-13, 26-312, 10-12, 24-306, 9-12, 25-314, 8, 10, 23-302, 6, 10, 24-272, 6, 7, 20-266-8, 19, 20-24, 30

For gardeners

FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
Cultivation, cultivation, hilling4, 6, 13-17, 19-20, 25-293, 5, 13-18, 23, 26-315, 7, 10-14, 21, 24-304, 6, 17, 20, 25-312, 4, 12, 17-18, 23-304, 12, 15, 18-19, 24-27, 312, 10-16, 20-27, 292, 8-13, 19-24, 29
Weeding, thinning seedlings4, 10, 13, 25-295, 11, 14, 26-317, 14, 16, 26-306, 15-16, 20, 26-314, 12-13, 17-18, 26-304, 14-15, 17-18, 24-312, 11-12, 15-16, 20-262, 11-13, 16, 19, 20-24
The introduction of humus4, 10, 19-20, 27-295, 11, 22, 26, 28-315, 9, 19, 21, 26-303, 9, 17, 20, 26-314, 8, 17-18, 26-304, 17, 24-27, 306, 16, 22-26, 292, 18, 14, 29-30
Intensive watering of trees, bushes4, 6, 10, 13-17, 27-295, 8, 11, 13-18, 28-315, 7, 10-14, 26-304, 6, 10, 17, 20, 26-312, 4, 8, 12, 17, 23-305, 9, 10, 15, 24-27, 312, 6, 10-15, 22-26, 292, 6, 8-13, 20, 24, 29
Fertilizing with mineral fertilizers4, 7, 10, 13-17, 27-295, 8, 11, 13-18, 28-315, 7, 10, 11-14, 26-304, 6, 10, 17, 20, 26-312, 4, 8, 12, 17, 23-305, 9, 10, 15, 24-27, 312, 6, 10-15, 22-26, 292, 6, 8-13, 20, 24, 29
Organic fertilizer dressing4, 7, 13-17, 27-295, 8, 13-18, 28-315, 9, 10-14, 26-304, 6, 10, 17, 20, 26-312, 4, 8, 12, 17, 23-305, 9, 10, 15, 24-27, 312, 6, 10-15, 22-26, 292, 6, 8-13, 20, 24, 29
Truncation of shoots of trees, shrubs3, 11-12, 19-20, 25-294, 12-13, 22, 25-316, 11-12, 18-19, 24-302, 7, 12, 17, 20, 25-311, 8, 10, 17-18, 23-309-10, 15, 24-27, 316, 7, 15, 20-26, 297-8, 13, 18-19, 20-24, 29
Vaccination of trees, bushes3, 10, 13-17, 19-20, 25-294, 11, 13-17, 22, 25-312, 10-14, 18-19, 24-306-7, 15-17, 20, 25-314, 10, 17-18, 23-309-10, 15, 24-27, 316, 8, 15, 20-26, 298-9, 16, 19, 20-24, 29
Pest control, spraying plants4, 6, 10, 12, 13-17, 27-295, 8, 11-12, 13-18, 28-312, 7, 10-11, 18-19, 26-304, 6, 10-11, 15, 20, 26-312, 4, 8, 12, 17, 26-304, 6, 10, 15, 24-27, 312, 6, 10-16, 22-26, 292, 6, 8-13, 20-24, 29
Planting new trees and shrubs1, 10-13, 25-294, 11-13, 26-315, 10-12, 24-306, 9-12, 25-314, 8, 10, 23-302, 6, 10, 24-312, 6, 7, 20-266-8, 19, 20-24, 30
Landing, picking, transplanting6, 10-13, 25-295, 11-13, 26-312, 10-12, 24-306, 9-12, 25-314, 8, 10, 23-302, 6, 10, 24-272, 6, 7, 20-266-8, 19, 20-24, 30

Bad days

In the above tables of the lunar sowing calendar for 2020, the most favorable days are indicated. But this does not mean that you can’t plant anything at all on other days. The main thing is not to perform sowing and planting in adverse periods. Their list for different months of the year is shown in the table below:

FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
8-9, 21-227-8, 19-21, 243-4, 15, 17, 20, 221, 13, 14, 18-19, 299-11, 14, 16, 24-257-8, 11, 13, 21-223-4, 8, 9, 17-181, 4-5, 26-28

Moon phases

For a better understanding of the principles of the formation of the lunar sowing calendar, it is important to know about the lunar phases. Depending on the visible state of the moon in the sky, 4 phases are determined. For each of them there are recommendations on manipulations with plants or work that should or should not be done.

New moon

The satellite is not visible in the sky. The turning point when all metabolic processes freeze. Any garden work is not recommended (especially planting, transplanting, pruning), so you can take time to relax. Also valid:

  • remove damaged, dry parts of plants, trees;
  • engage in the destruction of pests;
  • weed the beds.

Height

The edges of the lunar disk "look" to the right. The metabolism in the aerial parts of plants is activated, the risk of root damage is reduced. The period is ideal for:

  • planting crops with fruiting ground part (cucumbers, peppers, melons, greens, fruit trees, flowers, medicinal herbs);
  • transplantation and tying;
  • all types of earthwork (digging, hilling, loosening);
  • foliar top dressing.

But when deciding to engage in pruning or grafting plants, there is a high risk of losing them in the future.

Full moon

Visibility of the full moon disk. This is directly the date of the appearance of the full moon, as well as the preceding and following days. Another turning point, which is not recommended for most work on the beds, is only allowed to engage in earthwork, collecting root crops, laying them for long-term storage (but heat treatment with the full moon is not recommended). Categorically it is not necessary to engage in planting, tying or grafting plants, loosening beds.

Decrease

The sharp ends of the moon are directed to the left. The period of "decrease" of metabolism in the direction of the root system. It is unfavorable for cultivating land and transplanting crops. But you can confidently do:

  • planting crops with an "underground" harvest (beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, Jerusalem artichokes, etc.) and bulbs;
  • thinning out the beds;
  • division of perennials;
  • harvesting weeds;
  • watering and top dressing the soil;
  • planting new trees, shrubs, grafting, pruning and forming existing ones.

It is easy to distinguish between the decreasing and growing phases of the satellite by mentally attaching a pen (pencil) to its sharp edges. The letter "P" is visible - the moon is growing, its mirror-image is decreasing.

The lunar phases of different days throughout 2020 are shown in the table below.

Month of the yearMoon phases, date of the month
GrowingFull moonWaningNew moon
January1-9, 26-311011-2425
February1-8, 24-29910-2223
March1-8, 25-31910-2324
April1-7, 24-3089-2223
May1-6, 24-3178-2122
June1-4, 22-3056-2021
July1-4, 21-3156-1920
August1-2, 20-3134-1819
September1, 18-3023-1617
October1, 17-303-1516
November16-29301-1415
December15-29301-1314

The influence of the constellations

One of the most important indicators of the lunar calendar for 2020 is the position of the Earth's satellite in the zodiac constellation. It has an even more decisive influence on the course of metabolic processes in plants than the lunar phases.

If the moon phase is not suitable for a certain type of work, then they should be performed on the last day the satellite is in a constellation favorable for the chosen work. Thus, the effect of the wrong phase will be minimal.

Each of the constellations has its own energy, which contributes to the development and reproduction of plants (the so-called fertile signs) or, conversely, has a negative effect.

Aries

Empty and unfavorable period, especially for planting.

FavorablyAdversely
Weeding, mulchingPlanting for the purpose of obtaining seed or long-term harvest
Insecticide treatmentWatering
Laying compostTransfer
Planting fast-growing cropsThe formation of trees and shrubs
Harvesting medicinal plants, drying fruits for the winterStepsoning and diving

Calf

One of the most positive signs for plant growing, which, despite the slow germination, will provide healthy, stable seedlings with the subsequent good harvest, suitable for storage for a long time.

FavorablyAdversely
Soaking seeds for germinationTransfer work
The use of different methods of plant propagationLoosening of soil in the root zone
Fertilizer crops, compost bookmark
The formation of flower bouquets
Digging of bulbous, rhizomes of medicinal herbs
Removing excess shoots
Collection of tomato, cucumber, pepper, eggplant

Twins

It is recommended to avoid planting most crops, as there is a high risk of getting feeble seedlings and subsequently a low yield.

FavorablyAdversely
Planting viburnum, chokeberries, beans, sweet peasSurvival, transplanting of herbaceous plants
Preparation of new flower beds, bedsGrass mowing on hay
Harvesting, medicinal herbs and harvesting for winter
Prevention from pests and plant diseases

Cancer

One of the auspicious signs, especially for hygrophilous and stunted crops. But do not count on getting quality seeds.

On a note! If the Moon grows in Cancer, it is good to plant leaf crops (basil, lettuce), if it decreases, root crops and berry bushes.

FavorablyAdversely
WateringCutting cuttings
Fertilizer (minerals - to the waning moon, organic matter - to the growing)Planting tall bean and tomato varieties
PruningCollection of herbs, berries and fruits for long-term storage
Harvesting without storageHaymaking
Watering

A lion

It is better to take time to relax. But if necessary, you can do some work.

FavorablyAdversely
Bushy Bean PlantingThinning seedlings
Marking of beds, plowing)Weeding
Top dressingHaymaking
Collection and drying of herbs
Pest and Disease Treatment

Virgo

Time is not suitable for breeding seeds.

FavorablyAdversely
Cultivation of flowers (gladioli, asters), elderberry, wild roseSeed soaking
Weeding, cultivating, etc.Planting seeds
Lawn mowing
Reproduction of perennials (in the decreasing phase)
Fertilizing garden trees and shrubs
Collection of medicinal herbs

Libra

A crop-friendly sign that provides good seedlings and productivity, excellent quality and taste characteristics of the fruit.

FavorablyAdversely
Fertilizer with mineral preparationsSpraying
Planting stone fruits, potatoes, beansVaccination
Propagation of ornamental crops with seed harvestingOther work with ground parts of plants
Watering and haying
Long-term Harvest

Scorpio

Another constellation favorable for harvest with the possibility of long-term storage and procurement of seed material.

FavorablyAdversely
Preparation for seed for sowingTree planting
Watering and fertilizer
Harvesting ground fruits and parts of medicinal herbsCollection of root crops, rhizomes of medicinal herbs
Planting vegetables and fruits: hygrophilous on the growing, root crops on the waning moon (except for potatoes)Transplantation
Use of Insecticides for Plants
Diving, pruning and shaping shrubs

Sagittarius

Bad sign for sowing. Despite the quick shoots, they do not give a good harvest.

FavorablyAdversely
Planting on seeds (subject to their collection under the sign of Cancer, Scorpio or Fish)Pest Treatment
Harvesting fruitWatering and moisturizing
Weeding and pulling out extra seedlings, weedsThe formation of trees and shrubs
Planting trees (oak, birch, plum), ornamental plants, greeneryLanding work

Capricorn

The period of this sign is suitable for planting any crops, especially in the winter and those that breed by roots.

FavorablyAdversely
Watering (under the root)Tillage (loosening, plowing)
Cutting, graftingCanning
Organic Feeding
Harvesting Harvest
Pruning
Planting vegetables, legumes

Aquarius

Bad sign for planting, especially if during the waning moon.

FavorablyAdversely
Pest and weed controlLanding and transfer operations
Harvesting, especially root crops, berries, fruitsWatering
Preparations for the winter (preservation, salting, urination)

Fish

Fertile period.

FavorablyAdversely
Pruning and cuttingBillets by salting, pickling, urinating
Planting flowers and ornamental crops (except bulbs), radishes, plants with a short-term harvestPicking potatoes
Lawn mowingProcessing of prickly crops and land (hilling, weeding)
Root dressingInsecticide treatment

Using the table of the passage of the Moon in the zodiac constellations for 2020, it is possible to correctly distribute garden works taking into account the recommendations of the sowing calendar:

ConstellationMonths and dates
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Aries3-4, 30-3126-2825-2621-2218-2015-16
calf5-71-3, 291, 27-2923-2521-2217-19
Twins8-904-52-4, 30-3126-2723-2520-21
Cancer10-116-85-61-2, 28-3026-2722-23
a lion12-139-107-83-51-2, 28-2924-25
Virgo14-1511-129-106-73-4, 30-3126-27
Libra16-1713-1411-1285-61-2, 28-30
Scorpio18-2015-1613-149-107-83-4
Sagittarius21-2217-1815-1611-139-105-6
Capricorn23-2419-2017-1914-1511-127-9
Aquarius25-2721-2320-2116-1713-1510-11
Fish1-2, 28-2924-2522-2418-2016-1712-14

Constellation

Months and dates

July

August

September

October

November

December

Aries

12-13

8-10

4-6

2-3, 29-31

25-27

23-24

calf

14-16

11-12

7-9

4-6

1-2, 28-29

25-27

Twins

17-18

13-15

10-11

7-8

3-5, 30

1-2, 28-29

Cancer

19-20

16-17

12-13

9-11

6-7

3-4, 30-31

a lion

21-23

18-19

14-15

12-13

8-9

5-6

Virgo

24-25

20-21

16-17

14-15

10-11

7-9

Libra

26-27

22-23

18-19

16-17

12-13

10-11

Scorpio

1-2, 28-29

24-25

20-21

18-19

14-15

12-13

Sagittarius

3-4, 30-31

26-27

22-24

20-21

16-17

14-15

Capricorn

5-6

1-2, 28-30

25-26

22-23

18-19

16-17

Aquarius

7-8

3-5, 31

1, 27-28

24-26

20-22

18-19

Fish

9-11

6-7

2-3, 29-30

1, 27-28

23-24

20-22

To find out which days it is better to plant certain crops, taking into account the phases of the moon and its position in the zodiac sign, the following scheme will help:

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