October 2015

1st-2nd Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.

3rd-5th 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.

6th-10th A most barren period, best for killing plant pests or doing chores around the farm.

11th-12th Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. First day is a favorable day for planting root crops. Second day is a favorable day for planting beans, peas, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, Texas, and California.

13th-15th Start seedbeds. Favorable days for planting aboveground crops, and leafy vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage, kale, and celery where climate is suitable.

16th-17th Do clearing and plowing, but no planting.

18th-19th Plant tomatoes, peas, beans, and other aboveground crops, indoors in the North and outdoors in lower South.

20th-22nd Poor planting days. Kill poison ivy, weeds, clear land, but no planting.

23rd-24th Extra good for vine crops. Favorable days for planting aboveground crops where climate is suitable.

25th-26th Barren days, do no planting.

27th-28th Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting beets, onions, turnips, and other hardy root crops where climate is suitable.

29th-30th Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.

31st Start seedbeds and flower gardens. Good day for transplanting. Best planting day for fall potatoes, turnips, onions, carrots, beets, and other root crops where climate is suitable.


Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.