Almanac: February 2018

Winter is here, and it's too cold to plant outside in the Mid-Ohio Valley.  However, if you live in a warmer climate, here's the planting guide according to the Moon.


1st - 2nd Clear ground, turn sod, kill plant pests.

3rd - 4th Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.

5th - 7th 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

8th - 9th Poor planting days.

10th - 12th Any root crops that can be planted now will do well.

13th - 14th Barren days. Fine for clearing, plowing, fertilizing, and killing plant pests.

15th - 17th Extra good for cucumbers, peas, cantaloupes, and other vine crops. Set strawberry plants. Plant peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, California, and Texas.

18th - 19th Seeds planted now will grow poorly and yield little.

20th - 21st Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.

22nd - 23rd Any seed planted now will tend to rot.

24th - 25th Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Fine for planting beans, tomatoes, corn, cotton, cucumbers, peppers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate allows.

26th - 28th Clear ground, turn sod, kill plant pests.


Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.

Almanac: January 2018

Winter is here, and it's too cold to plant outside in the Mid-Ohio Valley.  However, if you live in a warmer climate, here's the planting guide according to the Moon.  Happy New Year & Happy Gardening!


1st - 2nd
Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Most fruitful time for planting beets, carrots, onions, and other hardy root crops in the Deep South.

3rd - 6th
A barren time. Best for killing weeds, briers, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear wood lots and fence rows.

7th - 8th
A favorable time for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.

9th - 11th
Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Plant carrots, turnips, onions, beets, Irish potatoes, other root crops in the South. Also good for leafy vegetables.

12th - 13th
Do no planting.

14th - 16th
First two days are good planting days for root crops where climate permits. Last day is good for planting above ground crops such as sweet corn, beans, and peppers in southern Florida, Texas, and California.

17th - 18th
A good time to kill plant pests or do plowing. Poor for planting

19th - 21st
Extra good for peppers, tomatoes, peas, and other vine crops. Fine for planting any above ground crop where the climate permits.

22nd - 23rd
Barren days, do no planting.

24th - 25th
Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other above ground crops where climate is suitable.

26th - 27th
Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.

28th - 29th
Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Best planting days for above ground crops, especially peas, beans, cucumbers, and squash where climate is suitable.

30th - 31st
A barren time. Best for killing weeds, briers, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear wood lots and fence rows.


Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.

Almanac: December 2017

Winter is here, and it's too cold to plant outside in the Mid-Ohio Valley.  However, if you live in a warmer climate, here's the planting guide according to the Moon.  Merry Christmas & Happy Gardening!

1st
Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.

2nd - 3rd
Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.

4th - 5th
Start seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Most favorable days for planting beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops where climate allows.

6th - 10th
A barren period. Favorable for killing plant pests, cultivating, or taking a short vacation.

11th - 12th
Plant flowers. Fine for sowing hay, fodder crops, and grains. Favorable days for planting root crops.

13th - 14th
Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Plant carrots, beets, onions, turnips, Irish potatoes, and other root crops in the South.

15th - 17th
Do no planting.

18th - 19th
Plant sweet corn, beans, peppers, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.

20th - 22nd
Barren days. Fine for clearing, plowing, fertilizing, and killing plant pests.

23rd - 24th
Extra good for cucumbers, peas, cantaloupes, and other vine crops. Plant peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, California, and Texas.

25th - 27th
A barren period.

28th - 29th
Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.

30th - 31st
Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.


Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.

Almanac: November 2017

1st - 2nd Seeds planted now will grow poorly and yield little.

3rd - 4th First day is fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other above ground crops where climate is suitable. Second day is a good day for transplanting. Second day is also when to plant root crops where climate permits.

5th - 6th Any seed planted now will tend to rot.

7th - 8th Start seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Best planting days for fall potatoes, turnips, onions, carrots, beets, and other root crops where climate is suitable.

9th - 12th Grub out weeds, briars, and other plant pests.

13th - 15th Favorable time for sowing grains, hay, and fodder crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.

16th - 17th Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Plant carrots, beets, onions, turnips, Irish potatoes, and other root crops in the South.

18th - 20th Poor planting days.

21st - 22nd Good days for planting peas, squash, corn, tomatoes, and other above ground crops in southern Florida, Texas, and California.

23rd - 25th A good time to kill plant pests or do plowing. Poor for planting.

26th - 27th Extra good for vine crops. Favorable days for planting above ground crops where climate allows.

28th - 29th Seeds planted now will grow poorly and yield little.

30th Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other above ground crops where climate is suitable.


Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.

FROST ADVISORY 17.42.2

FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM EDT WEDNESDAY
 

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Frost Advisory, which is in effect from 2 AM to 9 AM EDT Wednesday.



Locations

Areas away from main stem rivers, particularly valleys and hollows outside of urban centers.
 

Temperatures

Dropping into the mid 30s overnight into early Wednesday morning. Some lower 30s are possible in the more protected hollows across the northern West Virginia Lowlands.
 

Impacts

Frost could damage or kill sensitive plants if they are left outdoors and uncovered.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A Frost Advisory means that widespread frost is expected.

Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.


Low Temperature Forecast Map

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