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.