The Farmers Almanac Monthly Farm and Garden Schedule is determined by our age-old formula and applies generally to regions where the climate is favorable.


January 2006

1-GOOD DAY FOR PLANTING ABOVEGROUND CROPS SUCH AS SWEET CORN, BEANS, PEPPERS IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA, TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA.

2-3 A GOOD TIME TO KILL PLANT PESTS OR DO PLOWING. POOR FOR PLANTING.

4-5 FINE FOR PLANTING ANY ABOVEGROUND CROP WHERE THE CLIMATE PERMITS. EXTRA GOOD FOR PEPPERS, TOMATOES, PEAS AND OTHER VINE CROPS.

6-7 BARREN DAYS. DO NO PLANTING.

8-9-10 FINE FOR PLANTING BEANS, PEPPERS, CUCUMBERS, MELONS AND OTHER ABOVEGROUND CROPS WHERE CLIMATE IS SUITABLE.

11-12 POOR DAYS FOR PLANTING. SEEDS TEND TO ROT IN GROUND.

13-14-15 FIRST DAY BEST FOR PLANTING ABOVEGROUND CROPS, ESPECIALLY PEAS, BEANS CUCUMBERS AND SQUASH WHERE CLIMATE IS SUITABLE. LAST TWO DAYS MOST FRUITFUL TIME FOR PLANTING BEETS, CARROTS, ONIONS, AND OTHER HARDY ROOT CROPS IN THE DEEP SOUTH. ALL DAYS ARE GOOD FOR PLANTING SEEDBEDS AND FLOWER GARDENS.

16-17-18-19 A BARREN TIME. BEST FOR KILLING WEEDS, BRIARS, POISON IVY AND OTHER PLANT PESTS. CLEAR WOODLOTS AND FENCEROWS.

20-21-22 FAVORABLE DAYS FOR PLANTING ROOT CROPS, FINE FOR SOWING GRAINS, HAY, FORAGE CROPS. PLANT FLOWERS.

23-24 PLANT CARROTS, TURNIPS, ONIONS, BEETS, IRISH POTATOES, AND OTHER ROOT CROPS IN THE SOUTH. LETTUCE, CABBAGE, COLLARDS, AND OTHER LEAFY VEGETABLES WILL DO WELL. START SEEDBEDS.

25-26 SEEDS PLANTED NOW WILL DO POORLY AND YIELD LITTLE.

27-28 GOOD PLANTING DAYS FOR ROOT CROPS WHERE CLIMATE PERMITS.

29-30 A GOOD TIME TO KILL PLANT PESTS OR DO PLOWING. POOR FOR PLANTING.

31 FINE FOR PLANTING ANY ABOVEGROUND CROP WHERE THE CLIMATE PERMITS. EXTRA GOOD FOR PEPPERS, TOMATOES, PEAS AND OTHER VINE CROPS.