Friday, March 22, 2013

My Garden in My Mind's Eye

The Farmer's Almanac tells us when to plant a garden by the signs of the moon.  I learned more about it over the past few years with Tipper at Blind Pig and the Acorn.
I am late this year and had better get a wiggle on from here on out.

March 2013
20th-22nd Best Planting Days For Above ground Crops, Especially Peas, Beans, Cucumbers And Squash Where Climate Is Suitable. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens.
23rd-26th A Most Barren Period, Best For Killing Plant Pests Or Doing Chores Around The Farm.
27th-28th Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops, Fine For Sowing Hay, Fodder Crops, And Grains. Plant Flowers.

29th-30th Excellent Time For Planting Root Crops That Can Be Planted Now And For Starting Seedbeds. Good Days For Transplanting.

31st Poor Planting Day.

April 2013
1st Barren Day. Do No Planting.
2nd-4th Favorable Days For Planting Beets, Carrots, Turnips, Radishes, Onions, And Other Root Crops.

5th-6th Excellent Time To Kill Weeds, Briars, Poison Ivy, And Other Plant Pests.
7th-9th Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops, Extra Good For Vine Crops. Set Strawberry Plants. Good Days For Transplanting.

10th-11th Poor Planting Day. Break Ground Or Cultivate.
12th-13th Favorable For Planting Beans, Corn, Cotton, Tomatoes, Peppers, And Other Aboveground Crops.

14th-16th Poor Days For Planting, Seeds Tend To Rot In The Ground.
17th-18th Plant Tomatoes, Beans, Peppers, Corn, Cotton, And Other Aboveground Crops On These Most Fruitful Days. Plant Seedbeds. Start Flower Gardens.
19th-22nd Grub Out Weeds, Briars, And Other Plant Pests.
23rd-24th Plant Corn, Melons, Squash, Tomatoes, And Other Aboveground Crops. A Favorable Time For Sowing Grains, Hay And Fodder Crops. Plant Flowers.
25th-26th Good Days For Planting Beets, Carrots, Radishes, Turnips, Peanuts, And Other Root Crops. Also Good For Cabbage, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Kale, Celery, And Other Leafy Vegetables. Start Seedbeds. Good Days For Transplanting.
27th-29th Barren Days. Do No Planting.
30th Favorable Day For Planting Beets, Carrots, Turnips, Radishes, Onions, And Other Root Crops.

What are YOU planting in your garden? 
 Have you ever planted by the Moon Signs?


Melinda said...

I finally got my tomatoes and peppers started inside. But with another snowstorm on Palm Sunday - it will be awhile before I plant anything outside. More than a little jealous that you can! :)

Anonymous said...

I always try to plant by the signs. But sometimes I get to busy and the date passes me by. So I just plant in the dirt. LoL