The Moon Planting Matrix Software

Customize to Your Exact Local Frost Free Dates and Preferances

  • Customize your frost dates, all time zones and DST, temperature, and units of measurement
  • Shows best days for moon phase and astrological sign planting in a calendar format
  • Includes cultivation information on 50 vegetables and flowers, with capability of editing, adding plants, storing notes and harvest records
  • One year of moon phase and sign data included with the software.
  • Planting lists you can print and take to the garden
  • Try it free for 30 days, then purchase registration key to enable saving and printing. Registration number will be processed within 24 hours

Download the 30 Day Free trial, try it out, then return to buy registration

2021 Moon Data version

Monthly Calendar

  • Shows the moon phase and sign for each day, in local time.
  • Short phrases tell you what type of planting or activity is good for that sign.
  • Click on the turquoise “Moon in…” bar to see lunar planting activities for that sign.
  • You can add personal notes to the days by clicking on the date.

Preferences Screen

  • Set up is easy and should take about 15 minutes.
  • Enter your exact frost dates, time zone, preferences for daylight savings time, and units of measurement (12 or 24 hour clock, C or F, inches or metric).
  • Choose to include earliest indoor seed starting dates.
  • Click on Create Planting Lists and it will calculate the best planting dates for your garden

Three separate screens for plant characteristics, planting dates, and moon preference

Plant Database

  • Comes with over fifty annual vegetable crops and flowers included.
  • Shows plant characteristics such as preferred soil and air temperature, planting depth and spacing, and best moon sign and phase.
  • Lists best lunar planting dates for planting inside, outside, or transplanting seedlings.
  • Enter a date planted and calculate harvest window.
  • Add, remove, copy or temporarily deactivate crops for your own garden needs.
  • Store cultivation notes and harvest records.

Current Activities Screen

  • This screen lists the garden tasks for the month and a planting list for the specified date range.
  • Lists when a crop can be planted inside as seeds, directly in the ground, or transplanted as seedlings only, all on one screen.
  • You can add, remove, deactivate or filter the activities to fit your garden.
  • Print feature allows you to take the lists with you into the garden.

Regretfully we have decided to discontinue the Southern Hemisphere version of the Moon Planting Matrix.

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Choose PC or Mac platform from the free trial link. Download and save to your computer hard drive. Un-zip the file package.  PC has a choice of Microsoft installer file. Save to Documents folder with read-write privileges. You may get a dialog asking you to confirm that the software is safe. You can be assured that our software is 100% safe to install.

After trying the program, return and purchase the registration for $30 annually. You will receive an e-mail with your user name (first and last) and valid registration number. (Please note this registration may take up to 24 hours). Copy this information exactly into the registration fields from the Preferences page.

You need to download a new version for each year, which will come fully loaded with new moon data and planting dates. Each version now needs a new registration number. If you have customized plants or data you want to save, make sure you export your data before installing the new version.

The current version is with 2021 dates for Northern Hemisphere.


Sorry, not at this time, but maybe someday.

1)    Download the zip package from the website. you may get a message that the “publisher could not be verified”.  Our software has been certified virus-free and WILL NOT harm your computer.

2)    Click on the Moon Planting Matrix Windows [version] .zip file to extract the file. A new window should open that contains the Moon Planting Matrix folder.

3)    Open your Documents folder and select it as a destination to install the program (it must be in the Documents folder because the files need read & write privileges.) Copy the Moon Planting Matrix folder to your Documents folder.

4) If you are updating the software you should export data files and remove and replace the older version.