Almanac: July 2016
1st-2nd Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.
3rd-4th Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. First day is a good day for transplanting. First day is also most fruitful day for planting root crops. Second day is most favorable for corn, cotton, okra, beans, peppers, eggplant, and other aboveground crops.
5th-9th A most barren period. Kill plant pests and do general farm work.
10th-11th Sow grains and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable for planting peas, beans, tomatoes, and other fall crops bearing aboveground.
12th-14th Start seedbeds. Extra good for fall cabbage, lettuce, cauliflower, mustard greens, and other leafy vegetables. Good for any aboveground crop that can be planted now.
15th-16th Barren days, neither plant nor sow.
17th-18th Any aboveground crops that can be planted now will do well.
19th-21st Good days for killing weeds, briars, and other plant pests. Poor for planting.
22nd-23rd Set strawberry plants. Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting beets, carrots, radishes, salsify, turnips, peanuts, and other root crops. Also good for vine crops.
24th-25th A barren period.
26th-27th Good days for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.
28th-29th Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.
30th-31st Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Most fruitful days for planting root crops.
Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.