Almanac: December 2016

1st-2nd Plant sweet corn, beans, peppers, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.

3rd-4th Barren days. Fine for clearing, plowing, fertilizing, and killing plant pests.

5th-7th 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.

8th-9th A barren period.

10th-11th Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.

12th-13th Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.

14th-15th Start seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Most favorable days for planting beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops where climate allows.

16th-19th A barren period. Favorable for killing plant pests, cultivating, or taking a short vacation.

20th-22nd Plant flowers. Fine for sowing hay, fodder crops, and grains. Favorable days for planting root crops.

23rd-24th Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Plant carrots, beets, onions, turnips, Irish potatoes, and other root crops in the South.

25th-27th Do no planting.

28th-29th First day is when any root crops that can be planted now will do well. Second day is when to plant sweet corn, beans, peppers, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.

30th-31st Barren days. Fine for clearing, plowing, fertilizing, and killing plant pests.


Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.