Almanac: May 2017
1st Plant seedbeds and start flower gardens. Plant tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn, cotton, and other above ground crops on these most fruitful days.
2nd-5th A barren period. Favorable for killing plant pests, cultivating, or taking a short vacation.
6th-8th Favorable time for sowing hay, fodder crops, and grains. Plant flowers. Excellent time for planting corn, beans, peppers, and other above ground crops.
9th-10th Plant seedbeds. First day is excellent for planting above ground crops, and planting leafy vegetables. Second day is a good day for transplanting. Second day is also when to plant carrots, beets, onions, turnips, and other root crops. Also good for leafy vegetables.
11th-13th Seeds planted now will do poorly and yield little.
14th-15th Plant late beets, potatoes, onions, carrots, and other root crops.
16th-17th Kill plant pests on these barren days.
18th-20th Fine for vine crops. Set strawberry plants. Good days for transplanting. Favorable time for planting late root crops.
21st-22nd Poor planting. Fine for cultivating or spraying.
23rd-24th Good days for transplanting. Root crops that can be planted now will yield well.
25th-26th Any seed planted now will tend to rot.
27th-28th Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Most favorable for corn, cotton, okra, beans, peppers, eggplant, and other above ground crops.
29th-31st A barren period. Favorable for killing plant pests, cultivating, or taking a short vacation.
Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.