Almanac: March 2017
1st Cultivate and spray, do general farm work, but no planting.
2nd-3rd Favorable for planting crops bearing yield above the ground.
4th-5th Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.
6th-7th Excellent for sowing seedbeds and flower gardens. Best planting days for aboveground crops, especially peas, beans, cucumbers, and squash where climate permits.
8th-12th A most barren period, best for killing plant pests or doing chores around the farm.
13th-14th Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.
15th-16th Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Excellent time for planting root crops that can be planted now. Also good for leafy vegetables.
17th-19th Barren days, do no planting.
20th-21st Any root crops that can be planted now will do well.
22nd-24th A barren period, best suited for killing plant pests. Do plowing and cultivating.
25th-26th Good for planting cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, and other vine crops. Set strawberry plants. Good days for transplanting. Favorable days for planting beets, carrots, radishes, salsify, turnips, peanuts, and other root crops.
27th-28th Cultivate and spray, do general farm work, but no planting.
29th-30th Favorable for planting crops bearing yield above the ground.
31st Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.
Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.