Almanac: October 2016

1st Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable day for planting beans, peas, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, and other aboveground crops in southern Florida, Texas, and California.

2nd-4th Start seedbeds. Favorable days for planting aboveground crops, and leafy vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage, kale, and celery where climate is suitable.

5th-6th Do clearing and plowing, but no planting.

7th-9th Plant tomatoes, peas, beans, and other aboveground crops, indoors in the North and outdoors in lower South.

10th-11th Poor planting days. Kill poison ivy, weeds, clear land, but no planting.

12th-13th Extra good for vine crops. Favorable days for planting aboveground crops where climate is suitable.

14th-15th Barren days, do no planting.

16th-17th Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting beets, carrots, onions, turnips, and other hardy root crops where climate is suitable.

18th-19th Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.

20th-21st Start seedbeds and flower gardens. Good days for transplanting. Best planting days for fall potatoes, turnips, onions, carrots, beets, and other root crops where climate is suitable.

22nd-26th A most barren period, best for killing plant pests or doing chores around the farm.

27th-28th Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.

29th-31st Start seedbeds. First day is a good day for transplanting. First day is also excellent for planting root crops and leafy vegetables. Last two days are favorable days for planting aboveground crops, and leafy vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage, kale, and celery where climate is suitable.


Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.