Almanac: January 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.  Happy New Year & Happy Gardening!


1st - 2nd
Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Most fruitful time for planting beets, carrots, onions, and other hardy root crops in the Deep South.

3rd - 6th
A barren time. Best for killing weeds, briers, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear wood lots and fence rows.

7th - 8th
A favorable time for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.

9th - 11th
Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Plant carrots, turnips, onions, beets, Irish potatoes, other root crops in the South. Also good for leafy vegetables.

12th - 13th
Do no planting.

14th - 16th
First two days are good planting days for root crops where climate permits. Last day is good for planting above ground crops such as sweet corn, beans, and peppers in southern Florida, Texas, and California.

17th - 18th
A good time to kill plant pests or do plowing. Poor for planting

19th - 21st
Extra good for peppers, tomatoes, peas, and other vine crops. Fine for planting any above ground crop where the climate permits.

22nd - 23rd
Barren days, do no planting.

24th - 25th
Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other above ground crops where climate is suitable.

26th - 27th
Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.

28th - 29th
Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Best planting days for above ground crops, especially peas, beans, cucumbers, and squash where climate is suitable.

30th - 31st
A barren time. Best for killing weeds, briers, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear wood lots and fence rows.


Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.