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.