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1st-2nd Good Days For Planting Root Crops, Fine For Sowing Grains, Hay, And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers. Where Climate Is Suitable.
3rd-5th First Two Days Good For Planting Carrots, Beets, Onions, Turnips, Irish Potatoes, And Other Root Crops. Third Day Good For Celery, Cauliflower Brussel Sprouts. All Days Good For Planting Leafy Vegetables Such As Cabbage, Lettuce, And Collards In The South. Start Seedbeds.
6th-7th Do No Planting.
8th-10th Plant Sweet Corn, Beans, Peppers, And Other Above Ground Crops Where Climate Is Suitable.
11th-12th Good Days For Killing Weeds, Briars And Other Plant Pests, Poor For Planting.
13th-15th Plant Peppers, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, And Other Above Ground Crops In Southern Florida, California, And Texas. Extra Good For Cucumbers, Peas, Cantaloupes, And Other Vine Crops.
16th-17th A Poor Time To Plant.
18th-19th Fine For Planting Beans, Peppers, Cucumbers, Melons, And Other Above Ground Crops Where Climate Is Suitable.
20th-21st Seeds Planted Now Tend To Rot In Ground.
22nd-23rd Most Favorable Days For Planting Beets, Onions, Turnips, And Other Root Crops Where Climate Allows. Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens.
24th-27th A Most Barren Period. Kill Plant Pests And Do General Farm Work.
28th-29th Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops, Fine For Sowing Grains, Hay, And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers. Where Climate Is Suitable.
30th-31st Plant Carrots, Beets, Onions, Turnips, Irish Potatoes, And Other Root Crops In The South. Lettuce, Cabbage, Collards, And Other Leafy Vegetables Will Do Well. Start Seedbeds.
Next year, if I can get anyone to help me (I'm 70), I'll have a cold frame with a poly cover set-up to extend my fall season. We've had several frosts, but kale and brussels sprouts would still be okay IF I had planted any. The ground hasn't frozen yet, just a frosty top layer a few nights... but it's coming colder soon. Last frost is mid-to-late May.