Almanac: October 2017

1st-3rd A barren period.

4th - 5th Extra good for vine crops. Favorable days for planting above ground crops where climate is suitable.

6th - 7th Good days for transplanting. Good days for planting beets, carrots, onions, turnips, and other hardy root crops where climate is suitable.

8th - 9th Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.

10th - 12th 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.

13th - 16th A most barren period, best for killing plant pests or doing chores around the farm.

17th - 18th Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.

19th - 21st Start seedbeds. Favorable days for planting above ground crops, and leafy vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage, kale, and celery where climate is suitable.

22nd - 23rd Do clearing and plowing, but no planting.

24th - 26th Plant tomatoes, peas, beans, and other above ground crops, indoors in the North and outdoors in lower South.

27th - 28th Poor planting days. Kill poison ivy, weeds, clear land, but no planting.

29th - 31st Extra good for vine crops. Favorable days for planting above ground crops where climate is suitable.


Almanac data provided courtesy of the Farmers' Almanac.