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Almanac..YES ITS IMPORTANT..

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Because many are feeding themselfs and others with Gardens,I beleve that you should take advantage of a good Almanac and understanding how things work !

 

Its not all that hard,just a bit of understanding and you will grow more and better plants(FOOD)..

 

here are some great Examples..

 

http://www.almanac.com/

 

http://www.griersalmanac.com/Welcome.html

 

I use the Griers Almanac because its Free,and it covers my area.

 

It was first published in 1807..that tells you something..

 

 

Study and Planning is Every Part of Prepping!!

Now its your turn..

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Some have looked so I will post this to help..

 

April 2012

28th-30th Grub Out Weeds, Briars, And Other Plant Pests.

 

 

May 2012

1st-2nd A Barren Period. Good For Killing Plant Pests, Cultivating, Or Taking A Short Vacation.

3rd-4th Excellent Time For Planting Corn, Beans, Peppers, And Other Aboveground Crops. Favorable For Sowing Hay, Fodder Crops, And Grains. Plant Flowers.

5th-7th Plant Carrots, Beets, Onions, Turnips, And Other Root Crops At This Time. Cabbage, Lettuce, And Other Leafy Vegetables Will Do Well. Planting Seedbeds. Good For Transplanting.

8th-9th Do No Planting.

10th-12th Plant Late Beets, Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, And Other Root Crops.

13th-14th Kill Plant Pests On These Barren Days.

15th-16th Favorable Time For Planting Late Root Crops. Also Good For Vine Crops That Can Be Planted Now. Set Strawberry Plants. Good Days For Transplanting.

17th-18th Poor Planting, Fine For Cultivating Or Spraying.

19th-20th Favorable Planting Days: First Day For Root Crops. Good Day For Transplanting. Last Day For Beans, Corn, Cotton, Tomatoes, Peppers, And Other Aboveground Crops.

21st-22nd Any Seed Planted Now Will Tend To Rot.

23rd-24th Most Favorable For Planting Corn, Cotton, Okra, Beans, Peppers, Eggplant, And Other Aboveground Crops. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens.

25th-29th A Barren Period. Good For Killing Plant Pests, Cultivating, Or Taking A Short Vacation.

30th-31st Excellent Time For Planting Corn, Beans, Peppers, And Other Aboveground Crops. Favorable For Sowing Hay, Fodder Crops, And Grains. Good For Planting Flowers.

 

 

Again LOOK at the baren times..and when not to plant..

check out the GOOD times to plant!!

 

do you want more from your hard work?

Just asking..

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Guest survival101

Hey Matt! Good point. Back in the errr... another decade... we used The Old Farmers Almanac. I noticed today that either home depot or lowe's had this year's still in stock. Have you checked that one out? Just wondering for comparison sake.

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survival101..

Yep I compare the times with dates with every Almanac I can read on line.

I print and keep a complete year of "happenings"..with only 165 days of possible "grow" time I try to be early and late as possible.(early planting=spring,Late planting= fall)

So watch the weather and your sighns..It cant hurt to plan out a month at a time..

JMO..

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Purchased the Old Farmer's Almanac for 2013. Some really good tips on companion planting for natural pest control and fertilizing, plus they have a really in depth article on solar cycles and activity and how it effects our weather. It was written so even a dummy like me can get the gist of it. It was well worth the $6. I just got it this weekend so still reading it.

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The old timers, read as the ones who could grow anything and everything, when I was growing up didn't plant anything til he almanac said so. And with all their know how if they still thought they needed it I sure the hell do!

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It's a great resource Don. I used to just follow Grandpa's lead...lol. I no longer have that resource, so now I'm forced to do my own research and studying.... I really miss them old days when learning was a hands on mentorship and not a lot of reading and trial and error on some concepts.

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You know the thing that has always puzzled me was how to handle chickens. I thought you planted them head down but the Polish Ag book say head up!

 

Sound's like that "New Yark fellow" who complained about haveing to re plant ....

thanks Rod..LMAO

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I've actually talked to city folk (ok, they were from sh!tago) that had come down to watch sandhill cranes (why I still haven't figured out). They were asking why all our corn was on the cob. I honestly didn't think anyone was so stupid as to think veggies grew IN the can.

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