Social Garden Calendar

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Social Garden Calendar - January

Month   -   Week  -   Day

January Monthly Social Garden Holidays

Apple and Apricots Month

Artichoke and Asparagus Month

National Mail Order Gardening Month

You can get a head start on growing season by starting tomato, pepper and onion seeds indoors!

Herbs do really well indoors during the winter – try them out!

Month   -   Week  -   Day

January Weekly Social Garden Holidays

Pennsylvania Farm Show - January 6-13 (Harrisburg, PA)

No Tillage Week - January 9-12

Month   -   Week  -   Day

January Daily Social Garden Holidays

Apple Gifting Day - January 1

Free Flower Basket Day - January 4

National Bird Day - January 5

Apple Tree Day - January 6

National Bean Day - January 6

Old Rock Day - January 7

National Apricot Day - January 9

National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day - January 11

World Snow Day - January  21

National Geographic Day - January 27

National Seed Swap Day - January 27 (Last Saturday in January)

Daisy Day - January 28

National Carnation Day - January 29


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Garden Calendar - February

Month   -   Week  -   Day

February Monthly Social Garden Holidays

Avocado and Banana Month

Beans Month

Berry Fresh Month

Exotic Vegetables and Star Fruit Month

February is Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month

National Bird Feeding Month

National Cherry Month

National Grapefruit Month

National Sweet Potato Month

National Wild Bird-Feeding Month

Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month

Potato Lovers Month

Start drawing out your garden to optimize space. Just because it’s still cold doesn’t mean planning has to stop, too.

Month   -   Week  -   Day

February Weekly Social Garden Holidays

Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable. - February 2-3

Any seed planted now will tend to rot. - February 4-6

Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Fine for planting beans, tomatoes, corn, cotton, cucumbers, peppers, melons, and other above ground crops where climate allows. - February 7-8

Clear ground, turn sod, kill plant pests. - February 9-12

Homes for Birds Week - Second Week of February

National Green Week - February 12-18

World AG Expo - February 13-15

Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops. - February 13-15

Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Plant carrots, turnips, onions, beets, Irish potatoes, and other root crops in the South. Lettuce and other leafy vegetables will do well. - February 16-17

Great Backyard Bird Count - February 16-19

Poor planting days. - February 18-20

Bird Health Awareness Week - February 18-24

Any root crops that can be planted now will do well. - February 21-22

Barren days. Fine for clearing, plowing, fertilizing, and killing plant pests. - February 23-24

Extra good for cucumbers, peas, cantaloupes, and other vine crops. Set strawberry plants. First day is a good day for transplanting. First day is also favorable for onions, carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, and other root crops where climate permits. Second day is when to plant peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, California, and Texas. - February 25-26

National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 26 - March 2

Seeds planted now will grow poorly and yield little. - February 27-28

Month   -   Week  -   Day

February Daily Social Garden Holidays

Seeds planted now will grow poorly and yield little. - February 1

World Wetlands Day - February 2

National Carrot Day - February 3

National Primrose Day - February 5

Western Monarch Day - February 5

Valentines Day- February 14 (Enjoy those red roses!!)

National Almond Day – February 16

National Cabbage Day – February 17

National Cook a Sweet Potato Day – February 22

National Pistachio Day – February 26

National Strawberry Day – February 27

Floral Design Day - February 28


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Garden Calendar - March

Month   -   Week  -   Day

March Monthly Social Garden Holidays

Bell Peppers and Broccoli Month

Berries and Cherries Month

Exotic Winter Fruit & Leeks and Green Onions Month

National Celery Month

National Flower Month

National Nutrition Month - (Eat more Fruits & Veggies!)

National Umbrella Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

March Weekly Social Garden Holidays

National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 26 - March 2

Favorable for planting crops bearing yield above the ground. - March 2-3

Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground. - March 4-5

Excellent for sowing seedbeds and flower gardens. Best planting days for aboveground crops, especially peas, beans, cucumbers, and squash where climate permits. - March 6-7

A most barren period, best for killing plant pests or doing chores around the farm. - March 8-12

Indiana Flower and Patio Show - March 10-18 (Indianapolis, IN)

Campfire USA Birthday Week - March 11-17 (Second Full Week in March) (Founded March 17, 1910)

Termite Awareness Week - March 11-17

National Agriculture Week – March 11-17

Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops. - March 13-14

Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Excellent time for planting root crops that can be planted now. Also good for leafy vegetables. - March 15-16

Month   -   Week  -   Day

March Daily Social Garden Holidays

Cultivate and spray, do general farm work, but no planting. - March 1

Peach Blossom Day - March 3

Johnny Appleseed Day - March 11 (also on September 26)

Plant a Flower Day - March 12

Learn About Butterflies Day - March 14

National Farm Rescuer Day - March 14 (Third Thursday in March)

Ag Day Celebrating our Bountiful Food Supply - March 15

National Artichoke Hearts Day - March 16

Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano Day - March 19

March Equinox (First Day of Spring) - March 20 (March 20th or 21st each year)

International Earth Day - March 20 (Same day as Spring Equinox, and different than Earth Day observed on April 22 each year)

World Frog Day - March 20

World Sparrow Day - March 20

California Strawberry Day - March 21

International Day of Forests and the Tree - March 21

National Agriculture Day - March 21 (Falls During National Ag Week each year)

National Flower Day - March 21

National Fragrance Day - March 21

Spinach Day - March 26

Oranges and Lemons Day - March 31


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September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Garden Calendar - April

Month   -   Week  -   Day

April Monthly Social Garden Holidays

Brussels Sprouts and Cabbage Month

Cranberries and Gooseberries Month

Fresh Florida Tomato Month

National Florida Tomato Month

National Frog Month

National Garden Month

National Garlic Month

National Landscape Architect Month

National Pecan Month

National Pest Management Month

National Safe Digging Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

April Weekly Social Garden Holidays

APAWS International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7

International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7

Plant seedbeds and start flower gardens. Plant tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn, cotton, and other aboveground crops on these most fruitful days. - April 2-3

Grub out weeds, briars, and other plant pests - April 4-8

International Wildlife Film Week - April 15-22

National Park Week - April 15-22

National Environmental Education Week - April 22-28

Month   -   Week  -   Day

April Daily Social Garden Holidays

Poor day for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground. - April 1

National Dandelion Day - April 5

California Poppy Day - April 6

National Birding Day - April 7 (First Saturday of April)

Big Wind Day - April 12

Plant Appreciation Day - April 13

National Pecan Day - April 14

Day of the Mushroom - April 16

Garlic Day - April 19

Earth Day - April 22 (This is an Environmental Holiday, but includes aspects of Gardening and taking care of the soil, and eating organic etc. See also Ways to Support Earth Day with your Eating Habits)

International Mother Earth Day - April 22

Mother Earth Day - April 22

Arbor Day - April 27 (Last Friday in April)

Save the Frogs Day - April 28 (Last Saturday in April)

Peace Rose Day - April 29


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Garden Calendar - May

Month   -   Week  -   Day

May Monthly Social Garden Holidays

Gardening for Wildlife Month

Gifts from the Garden Month

National Asparagus Month

National Barbeque Month

National Salad Month

National Strawberry Month

National Sweet Vidalia Onion Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

May Weekly Social Garden Holidays

National Wildflower Week - May 6-12 (First full week in MAy

National Herb Week - May 6-12 (Week Prior to Mother's Day)

National Vegetarian Awareness Week - May 14-20

National Morel Mushroom Festival - May 17-20 (Weekend after Mother's Day)

National Backyard Games Week - May 21-28 (Week before Memorial Day)

Month   -   Week  -   Day

May Daily Social Garden Holidays

May Day - May 1

Garden Meditation Day - May 3

Bird Day - May 4

National Herb Day - May 5 (First Saturday in May)

Start Seeing Monarchs Day - May 5 (First Saturday in May)

World Naked Gardening Day - May 5 (First Saturday in May)

Rural Life Sunday - May 6 (First Sunday in May)

Iris Day - May 8

International Migratory Bird Day - May 12 (Second Saturday in May)

Frog Jumping Day - May 13

Love a Tree Day - May 16

National Walnut Day - May 17

Plant Something Day - May 19

Flower Day - May 20

Soil Stewardship Day - May 21

International Turtle Day - May 23

World Turtle Day - May 23

Composting Day - May 29

Water a Flower Day - May 30


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Garden Calendar - June

Month   -   Week  -   Day

June Monthly Social Garden Holidays

Corn Month

Cucumber Month

Georgia Blueberry Month

Great Outdoors Month

Lemon Month

Mango Month

National Fresh Fruit and Veggies Month (also in September)

National Pest Control Month

National Rose Month

Perennial Gardening Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

June Weekly Social Garden Holidays

International Clothesline Week - June 2-9 (starts on the first Saturday in June)

End Mountain Top Removal Week - June 3-9 (First Full Week of June)

National Fragrance Week - June 3-9 (First Week in June)

National Sun Safety Week - June 3-9

National Garden Week - June 4-10

National Grasslands Week - June 17-23 (Third Week in June)

National Pollinator Week - June 18-24

Carpenter Ant Awareness Week - June 24-30 (Last Full Week of June)

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week - June 24 - 30 (Last Full Week in June)

Month   -   Week  -   Day

June Daily Social Garden Holidays

World Environment Day - June 5

National Gardening Exercise Day - June 6

Herbs & Spices Day - June 10

Corn on the Cob Day - June 11

Red Rose Day - June 12

Weed Your Garden Day - June 13

Global Wind Day - June 15

Fresh Veggies Day - June 16

Eat Your Vegetables Day - June 17

Finally Summer Day - June 21

First Day of Summer - June 21 (movable date)

National Daylight Appreciation Day - June 21

Summer Solstice - June 21 (movable date)

Great American Backyard Campout - June 23 (Fourth Saturday in June)

National Orange Blossom Day - June 27

Sun Glasses Day - June 27

National Haskap Berry Day - June 30 (Last Saturday in June)


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Garden Calendar - July

Month   -   Week  -   Day

July Monthly Social Garden Holidays

Eggplant Month

Garlic Month

Herbal / Prescription Interaction Awareness Month

Lettuce Month

Melon Month

National Blueberries Month

National Grilling Month

National July Belongs to Berries Month

National Outdoor Month

National Park and Recreation Month

National Picnic Month

National Share a Sunset with Your Lover Month

Nectarine Month

Smart Irrigation Month

UV Safety Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

July Weekly Social Garden Holidays

National Moth Week - July 21-29

Month   -   Week  -   Day

July Daily Social Garden Holidays

Build a Scarecrow Month - July 7

Hop a Park Day - July 7 (First Saturday in July)

Don't Step on a Bee Day - July 10

Pick Blueberries Day - July 10

Teddy Bears' Picnic Day - July 10

National Rainier Cherries Day - July 11

World Snake Day - July 16

National Hammock Day - July 22

Mosquito Day - July 23

Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day - July 27


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Garden Calendar - July

Month   -   Week  -   Day

August Monthly Social Garden Holidays

Celery, Fennel and Cactus Month

Get Acquainted with Kiwi Fruit Month

Mushroom Month

National Parks Month

National Peach Month

Onion Month

Orange Month

Papaya Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

August Weekly Social Garden Holidays

National Farmer's Market Week - August 5-11 (First Week of August)

National Apple Week - Second Week of August

World Water Week – August 26-31

Month   -   Week  -   Day

August Daily Social Garden Holidays

National Watermelon Day - August 3

National Zucchini Day - August 8

Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night - August 8

National Relaxation Day - August 15

National Honey Bee Day - August 18 (Third Saturday in August)

Potato Day - August 19

World Honey Bee Day - August 19

World Mosquito Day - August 20

Eat a Peach Day  - August 22

National Ride the Wind Day - August 23

Daffodil Day - August 24 (Fourth Friday in August)

Banana Lover's Day - August 27

More Herbs, Less Salt Day - August 29

Eat Outside Day - August 31

World Daffodil Day - August 31 (Last Friday in August)


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Garden Calendar - September

Month   -   Week  -   Day

September Monthly Social Garden Holidays

Apple Month

BioDiversity Month

Chili Peppers Month

Figs Month

Fruit & Veggie Month

National Fruit and Veggies - More Matters Month

National Honey Month

National Mushroom Month

National Organic Harvest Month

National Papaya Month

National Potato Month

National Prosper Where You're Planted Month

National Wilderness Month

Organic Harvest Month

Passion Fruit Month

Peach Month

Peas Month

Radish Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

September Weekly Social Garden Holidays

Clean Up the World Weekend - September 14-16 (Third Weekend in September)

National Indoor Plant Week - September 16-22 (Third Full Week of September)

Pollution Prevention Week - September 17-23  (Begins on the Third Monday in September)

National Fall Foliage Week - September 30 – October 6 (Begins on the Last Sunday in September)

Month   -   Week  -   Day

September Daily Social Garden Holidays

National Hummingbird Day - September 1 (First Saturday in September)

National Macadamia Nut Day - September 4

National Wildlife Day - September 4

Banana Day - September 7 (Second Friday in September)

National Acorn Squash Day - September 7

National Threatened Species Day - September 7

Neither Snow nor Rain Day - September 7

Farmers Consumer Awareness Day - September 8 (Second Saturday in September)

Pet Rock Day - September 9 (Sunday after Labor Day)

Swap Ideas Day - September 10

National Peanut Day - September 13

Greenpeace Day  - September 15

International Eat an Apple Day - September 15 (Third Saturday in September)

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - September 16

National Collect Rocks Day - September 16

World Water Monitoring Day - September 18

International Banana Festival - September 21

Autumnal Equinox (First Day of Autumn) - September 22

First Day of Autumn (Fall Equinox) - September 22 (movable day)

International Rabbit Day - September 22 (Fourth Saturday or Sunday in September)

National Hunting and Fishing Day - September 22 (Fourth Saturday in September)

National Bluebird of Happiness Day - September 24

Johnny Appleseed Day - September 26 (also on March 11)

Hug a Vegetarian Day - September 28 (Last Friday in September)

National Teach Ag Day - September 28

National Good Neighbor Day - September 28

Happy Goose Day - September 29

National Public Lands Day - September 29 (Last Saturday in September)

Fall Astronomy Day - September 30


January  |  February  |  March  |  April  |  May  |  June  |  July  |  August
September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Garden Calendar - October

Month   -   Week  -   Day

October Monthly Social Garden Holidays

Co-op Awareness Month

Fire Prevention Month

National Apple Month

National Farm to School  Month

Pear and Pineapple Month

Persimmons Month

Rhizomes Month

Spinach Lovers Month

Squirrel Awareness and Appreciation Month

Vegetarian Awareness Month

Vegetarian Month

World Animal Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

October Weekly Social Garden Holidays

World Rainforest Week - October 9-14

Earth Science Week - October October 14-20 (Second Full Week in October)

National Chestnut Week - October 14-20 (Second Full Week of October)

National Wolf Awareness Week - October 14-20  (Second Full Week of October)

Give Wildlife a Brake Week - October 21-27

National Forest Products Week - October 21-27 (Week that starts on the Third Sunday in October)

Rodent Awareness Week - October 21-27

Month   -   Week  -   Day

October Daily Social Garden Holidays

International Raccoon Appreciation Day - October 1

World Habitat Day - October 1 (First Monday in October)

World Vegetarian Day - October 1

World Farm Animals Day - October 2

Butterfly and Hummingbird Day - October 3

Look at the Leaves Day! - October 3

National Kale Day - October 3 (First Wednesday in October)

National Pumpkin Seed Day – October 3 (First Wednesday in October)

Ecological Debt Day - October 6

National Fossil Day - October 10 (Wednesday of the Second Full Week in October)

Old Farmers Day - October 12

International Day for Disaster Reduction - October 13

International Day of Rural Women - October 15

Reptile Awareness Day - October 21

National Nut Day - October 22

National Canning Day - October 23

Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day - October 23

National Pumpkin Day - October 26

National Mule Day - October 26

National Potato Day - October 27

Wild Foods Day - October 28

National Caramel Apple Day – October 31

Halloween - October 31 (what is Halloween without Pumpkins?)


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September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Garden Calendar - November

Month   -   Week  -   Day

November Monthly Social Garden Holidays

America Recycles Month

Greens and Plantains Month

National Fragrance Month

National Georgia Pecan Month

National Pepper Month

National Pomegranate Month

Plum Month

Spinach Month

Squash Month

Sweet Potato Awareness Month

Vegan Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

November Weekly Social Garden Holidays

National Fig Week - November 4-10 (First full week of November)

National Farm-City Week - November 18-22 (Week that always ends on Thanksgiving Day)

Month   -   Week  -   Day

November Daily Social Garden Holidays

World Vegan Day - November 1

Poor planting days – November 1

Pumpkin Destruction Day - November 3 (First Saturday in November)

Daylight Savings Time Ends - November 4 (Back 1 hour at 2:00am)

A good time to kill plant pests or do plowing – November 6

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict - November 6

Extra good for vine crops. Favorable days for planting aboveground crops where climate allows – November 8

Seeds planted now will grow poorly and yield little – November 10

Forget-Me-Not-Day - November 10

Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable – November 12

Any seed planted now will tend to rot – November 14

America Recycles Day - November 15

Family Volunteer Day - November 17 (Saturday of Weekend Before Thanksgiving)

National Take a Hike Day - November 17

Grub out weeds, briars, and other plant pests – November 18

National Cashew Day - November 22

Eat a Cranberry Day - November 23

Maize Day - November 23 (Day after Thanksgiving)

Poor planting days – November 28


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September  |  October  |  November  | December


Social Garden Calendar - December

Month   -   Week  -   Day

December Monthly Social Garden Holidays

Exotic Fruits Month

Quince and Watermelon Month

Tomato Month

Tropical Fruits Month

Winter Squash Month

Month   -   Week  -   Day

December Weekly Social Garden Holidays

Christmas Bird Count Week -  December 13 - January 4

Month   -   Week  -   Day

December Daily Social Garden Holidays

Eat a Red Apple Day - December 1

World Wildlife Conservation Day - December 4

National Wreaths Across America Day - December 8 (Second Saturday in December)

International Mountain Day - December 11

Poinsettia Day - December 12 - A well known symbol of Christmas

First Day of Winter/Winter Solstice - December 21 (movable day)

Kiwi Fruit Day (California) - December 21

Falling Needles Family Fest Day - December 30


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September  |  October  |  November  | December