Almanac: March 2018

1st - 2nd
A most barren period, best for killing plant pests or doing chores around the farm.

3rd - 4th
Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.

5th - 6th
Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Excellent time for planting root crops that can be planted now. Also good for leafy vegetables.

7th - 9th
Barren days, do no planting.

10th - 11th
Any root crops that can be planted now will do well.

12th - 14th
A barren period, best suited for killing plant pests. Do plowing and cultivating.

15th - 16th
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.

17th - 18th
Cultivate and spray, do general farm work, but no pla

19th - 21st
Favorable for planting crops bearing yield above the ground.

22nd - 23rd
Seeds planted now tend to rot in ground.

24th - 25th
Excellent for sowing seedbeds and flower gardens. Best planting days for aboveground crops, especially peas, beans, cucumbers, and squash where climate permits.

26th - 29th
A most barren period, best for killing plant pests or doing chores around the farm.

30th - 31st
Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. First day is an excellent time for planting corn, beans, peppers, and other aboveground crops where climate permits. Second day is a favorable day for planting root crops.


Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.