|Posted on June 16, 2010 at 11:18 AM|
|Posted on May 27, 2010 at 2:25 PM|
|Posted on May 23, 2010 at 9:53 AM|
May 23rd: the Last Day of a Barren Period. Good For Killing Plant Pests, Cultivating, or Taking a Brief Vacation.
24th-25th Excellent Time for Planting Corn, Beans, Peppers, and Other Above Ground Crops. Favorable For Sowing Hay, Fodder Crops, and Grains. Plant Flowers.
26th-27th First Day Excellent for Planting above-Ground Crops. Second Day Favorable for Carrots, Beets, Onions, Turnips, and Other Root Crops. Both Days are Good for Planting Cabbage, Lettuce and Other Leafy Vegetables, and for Planting Seedbeds.
28th-30th Do No Planting.
May 31st: Plant Late Beets, Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, and other Root Crops.
|Posted on May 7, 2010 at 9:59 AM|
From the Farmers' Almanac May 2010:
6th-8th Kill Plant Pests On These Barren Days.
9th-10th Favorable Time For Planting Late Root Crops. Also Good For Vine Crops That Can Be Planted Now. Set Strawberry Plants.
11th-12th Poor Planting, Fine For Cultivating Or Spraying.
13th-14th Favorable For Planting Beans, Corn, Cotton, Tomatoes, Peppers, And Other Above Ground Crops.
15th-16th Any Seed Planted Now Will Tend To Rot.
17th-18th Most Favorable For Planting Corn, Cotton, Okra, Beans, Peppers, Eggplant, And Other Above Ground Crops. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens.
19th-23rd A Barren Period. Good For Killing Plant Pests, Cultivating, Or Taking A Short Vacation.
24th-25th Excellent Time For Planting Corn, Beans, Peppers, And Other Above Ground Crops. Favorable For Sowing Hay, Fodder Crops, And Grains. Plant Flowers.
26th-27th First Day Excellent For Planting Above Ground Crops. Second Day Favorable For Carrots, Beets, Onions, Turnips, And Other Root Crops. Both Days Good For Planting Cabbage, Lettuce And Other Leafy Vegetables, And For Planting Seedbeds.
28th-30th Do No Planting.
31st. Plant Late Beets, Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, And Other Root Crops.
1st. Plant Late Beets, Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, And Other Root Crops.
2nd-4th Poor Days For Planting. Kill Plant Pests, Spray, Fertilize, Do General Farm Work.
5th-6th Favorable Time For Planting Late Root Crops. Also Good For Vine Crops. Set Strawberry Plants.
7th-9th Cut Hay Or Do Plowing On These Barren Days.
10th-11th Good Days For Planting Root Crops.
12th-13th Seeds Planted Now Tend To Rot In Ground.
14th-15th Plant Tomatoes, Beans, Peppers, Corn, Cotton, And Other Above Ground Crops On These Most Fruitful Days. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens
16th-19th Poor Period For Planting. Kill Plant Pests, Clear Fence Rows, Clear Land.
20th-21st Favorable For Planting Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, And Other Fall Crops Bearing Yield Above Ground. Sow Grains And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers.
22nd-24th Extra Good For Planting Fall Lettuce, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, And Other Leafy Vegetables. All Above Ground Crops Planted Now Will Do Well. Plant Seedbeds.
25th-26th Poor Planting Days. Cut Hay Or Do General Farm Work.
27th-29th Plant Late Beets, Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, And Other Root Crops.
30th. Poor Day For Planting. Kill Plant Pests, Spray, Fertilize, Do General Farm Work.
1st. Good Day For Killing Weeds, Briars And Other Plant Pests, Poor For Planting.
2nd-4th Good Days For Planting Beets, Carrots, Radishes, Salsify, Turnips, Peanuts, And Other Root Crops. Also Good For Planting Melons, Cucumbers, Pumpkins, And Other Vine Crops. Set Strawberry Plants.
|Posted on April 25, 2010 at 12:43 PM|
These are favourable days for sowing grains, hay and fodder-crops, and for planting flower-beds.
The 26th and the 27th of April are especially good for planting tomatoes, beans, corn, melons, squash, and other above-ground crops.
The 28th of April is propitious for planting root-crops such as potatoes, beets, celeriac and carrots.
The 29th-30th of April are also favourable days for planting root-crops like beets, carrots, radishes, Turnips, peanuts, cabbage, and horseradish. These two days are also propitious for planting cauliflower, lettuce, kale, celery, and all leafy vegetables.
~~M-J de Mesterton
|Posted on April 22, 2010 at 9:09 AM|
Today, April 22nd, is a good day for cleaning the garden of weeds, briars, and other undesirable elements.
It's also a propitious day on which to cut firewood, mow grass or cut hair to increase growth, dig holes, paint walls and fences, and to host a party.
|Posted on April 21, 2010 at 11:16 AM|
The health-promoting, diuretic, eye-freshening cucumber holds a drastically different meaning for certain garden and household pests.
Raccoons and skunks don't like cucumbers, in fact they are repelled by them, therefore planting cukes at the outer edge of your vegetable garden is a wise plan. There you are also easily able to provide cucumbers with a surface on which to climb, such as a fence or trellis.
Cucumber skins placed about the kitchen will naturally repel cockroaches. These hard-shelled bugs are a perennial problem in New York City and Paris, where even the most posh apartments are afflicted with roaches. Las cucarachas detest the bitter compound called trans-2-nonenal that is inherent in cucumbers.
~~Copyright M-J de Mesterton 2010
|Posted on April 19, 2010 at 9:15 PM|
The 20th and 21st of April 2010
are good days to plant tomatoes, beans, peppers, corn, cotton, and other above-ground crops. These are also fine days on which to plant seedbeds and start flower gardens.
April 20th and 21st are propitious days on which to
bake, cut firewood, cut hair to increase growth, mow grass to increase growth, dig post-holes, wax floors, and to get married.
|Posted on April 18, 2010 at 9:44 AM|
April 18th and 19th: Sunday and Monday are bad for planting. Seeds planted today and tomorrow will likely not germinate; they may just rot in the ground.
|Posted on April 17, 2010 at 3:42 PM|
Saturday, April 16th-17th, 2010: Today is favourable for planting beans, corn, cotton, tomatoes, peppers, and other above-ground crops.