Almanac: January 2017

1st-3rd Good for aboveground crops.

4th-5th Barren days, do no planting.

6th-7th Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.

8th-9th Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.

10th-11th Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Best planting days for aboveground crops, especially peas, beans, cucumbers, and squash where climate is suitable.

12th-16th A barren time. Best for killing weeds, briars, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear wood lots and fencerows.

17th-18th A favorable time for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.

19th-21st Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Plant carrots, turnips, onions, beets, Irish potatoes, other root crops in the South. Also good for leafy vegetables.

22nd-23rd Do no planting.

24th-26th Good planting days for root crops where climate permits.

27th-28th A good time to kill plant pests or do plowing. Poor for planting.

29th-30th Extra good for peppers, tomatoes, peas, and other vine crops. Fine for planting any aboveground crop where the climate permits.

31st Barren day, do no planting.

Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.