Almanac: May 2016

1st-2nd Fine for vine crops. Set strawberry plants. Good days for transplanting. Favorable time for planting late root crops.
3rd-4th Poor planting. Fine for cultivating or spraying.
5th-6th First day is a good day for transplanting. First day is also when planted root crops will yield well. Second day is favorable for planting beans, corn, cotton, tomatoes, peppers, and other above ground crops.
7th-8th Any seed planted now will tend to rot.
9th-10th Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Most favorable for corn, cotton, okra, beans, peppers, eggplant, and other above ground crops.
11th-15th A barren period. Favorable for killing plant pests, cultivating, or taking a short vacation.
16th-18th Favorable time for sowing hay, fodder crops, and grains. Plant flowers. Excellent time for planting corn, beans, peppers, and other above ground crops.
19th-20th Plant seedbeds. Excellent for planting above ground crops, and planting leafy vegetables.
21st-23rd Seeds planted now will do poorly and yield little.
24th-25th Plant late beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, and other root crops.
26th-27th Kill plant pests on these barren days.
28th-29th Fine for vine crops. Set strawberry plants. Good days for transplanting. Favorable time for planting late root crops.
30th-31st Poor planting. Fine for cultivating or spraying.


Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.