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.