SHMITA: The last day for planting is coming soon!
The Ministry of Agriculture, the Vaadat Shmita, and The Ministry of Religious Services have joined together to create a web site full of information for farmers, gardeners, and those responsible for public gardens. Unfortunately the information is all in Hebrew, but there is a place where you can send in questions and comments, so feel free to ask for translations.
They have publicized two very important dates:
- Shmita begins on the first day of Tishrei, 25 Sept 2014.
- All new planting (נטיעה והשתילה) must be finished by Tu B’Av- 11 August 2014