Planting by the moon. Gramma used to tell my dad when it was time to plant his garden by looking at the phases of the moon. I just pull up this self-refreshing link from Farmers Almanac. Whether you agree or not, it's something that's been done for ages. Bad news: Dec 21 is a poor planting day. So I'll be sowing my first flowers tomorrow morning as I await the possible snow/sleet/rain mix we're forecast to get Saturday night.
11th-13th. Good Days For Planting Root Crops, Fine For Sowing Grains, Hay, And Forage Crops. Plant Flowers.
14th-15th. 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.
16th-18th. Do No Planting. 19th-20th. Plant Sweet Corn, Beans, Peppers, And Other Aboveground Crops, Where Climate Is Suitable.
21st-22nd. Good Days For Killing Weeds, Briars, And Other Plant Pests, Poor For Planting.
I used this advice last year to sow seeds all through the winter. It worked out pretty well, I think. Of course, it could just be wintersowing that works well, and it may not apply to us. Thoughts?