Almanac: March 2016

1st-2nd Barren days, do no planting.

3rd-4th Any root crops that can be planted now will do well.

5th-6th A barren period, best suited for killing plant pests. Do plowing and cultivating.

7th-8th Good for planting cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, and other vine crops. Set strawberry plants. First day is a good day for transplanting. First day is also a favorable day for planting beets, carrots, radishes, salsify, turnips, peanuts, and other root crops. Second day is a good day for planting aboveground crops.

9th-10th Cultivate and spray, do general farm work, but no planting.

11th-12th Favorable for planting crops bearing yield above the ground.

13th-14th Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.

15th-17th Excellent for sowing seedbeds and flower gardens. Best planting days for aboveground crops, especially peas, beans, cucumbers, and squash where climate permits.

18th-22nd A most barren period, best for killing plant pests or doing chores around the farm.

23rd-24th Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.

25th-27th Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Excellent time for planting root crops that can be planted now. Also good for Leafy vegetables.

28th-29th Barren days, do no planting.

30th-31st Any root crops that can be planted now will do well.


Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.