The Almanacs Say...January 6-12
I love reading my almanacs. My grandparents got me started on them a long time ago. Every year at Christmas I get one of each. Here is what they say we have to look forward to this week:
In North Carolina we will have frost through Monday with cold rains through the rest of the week. We will start to recover and have fair weather by the 12th.
In warmer climates we should prune grapevines. Dormant spraying can be done if we don't see freezing temperatures. In North Carolina the ground is still a little soggy for setting out plants and seeds, but further south you can plant hardy vegetables.
Now is a good time to dig up and separate phlox and make cuttings of crepe myrtle, butterfly bush, roses and hydrangea.
January's Best Days
Plant above ground crops - 11th
Plant root crops - 6th, 7th, 10th
Transplant - 6th, 7th
Seed beds - 6th, 7th
Prune to encourage growth - 6th, 7th
Apply organic fertilizer - 6th, 7th
Harvest Crops - 8th, 9th
We will have near normal temperatures with slightly above normal precipitation.
Coolest days 6-9 and warmest days 11-12
Make sure plants that need it are covered with mulch and start planning your spring and summer gardens.
Plant above ground crops - 11th, 12th
Control pests - 9th, 10th
Plant flowers - 11th, 12th
Old Farmer's Almanac has a detailed guide on their website. Head on over and have a look.
Will knowing these "best days," cause you to change your schedule around to follow the advice?