- Author: JoEllen P Myslik
Warm days have extended my summer garden, so I have appreciated the extra sun. However, you may have noticed that we are severely lacking in rainfall. In fact, Vallejo has had .08 inches of rain to date, while the average is 1.2 inches with 2.44 inches as the historical maximum. No or low precipitation is rarely good news for gardeners, but according to the Farmer's Almanac, today is a "Barren Day" anyway, so don't try to do any planting. Instead, you can give yourself a break and just focus on 'simple' tasks, like watering, weeding or prepping your garden for winter veggies.
But if you are a believer in planting by the phases of the moon, then do your planting this Sunday when there is a full moon! A full moon is said to encourage germination and growth.
Whatever your beliefs or your methods, Happy Gardening! It's nice to have an interest that we can essentially participate in year-round!
14th-16th Neither Plant Nor Sow On These Barren Days.
17th-18th Plant Root Crops Where Climate Permits. Good Days For Transplanting.
19th-20th Any Seed Planted Now Will Tend To Rot.
21st-22nd Best Planting Days For Fall Potatoes, Turnips, Onions, Carrots, Beets, And Other Root Crops Where Climate Is Suitable. Also Plant Seedbeds And Flower Gardens. Good Days For Transplanting.
23rd-27th Poor Period For Planting. Kill Plant Pests, Clear Fencerows/land.
28th-29th Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops. Fine For Sowing Grains, Hay, And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers.
30th 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. Good Day For Transplanting.