Good Ol' Farmers Almanac

United States
March 31, 2007 5:15pm CST
I know that some of you, if not all avid gardeners are familiar with Poor Richards Farmer's Almanac. My question is do you schedule your springtime gardening by it? Do you use it for other purposes, if so what? This year it says that April 2-6 is good for planting flowers and veggies. I am hoping my weather cooperates here. You can check out the site online: http://www.farmersalmanac.com So please put your two cents in for me.
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
13 Apr 07
You and I must be alot alike. I did a discussion on the farmers almanac several weeks ago too. I did a review of the internet site and gave some personal info too. We have always used the farmers almanac as long as I can remember. I am a county gal and we still use it.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
Thanks For Best Response
• China
6 Apr 07
planting flowers and veggies is very improtent! we like sprintime,it have some lives. we must planting every year! sorry my english is badly! please help me ! i very thank to you
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• United States
20 Apr 07
Thank you...your english is fine. I understood what you wrote. I am glad you replied.
@mlgb_24 (638)
5 Apr 07
well that's why they say, coz i normaly buy and plant flowers and veggies at the beginning of march, lol!
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• China
5 Apr 07
i really donnot like gardening but my mother does, she is really a good gardener, it takes you much more time than doing sth else .don't you think so?
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• United States
5 Apr 07
But the time is well spent. I will know what is being put on my veggies and plants, instead of relying on mass production gardens. I also know I won't have to worry about e-coli, while eating my veggies. To me it is relaxing to garden and it is also very rewarding.
@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
3 Apr 07
I love the almanac. Always have. I buy the Canadian version as well. It's more clear on what our weather will be like. Thanks for the link.
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• United States
5 Apr 07
You are very welcome. I think the site as well as the actual almanac are just interesting to browse. I have found a lot of neat information. Glad you like it. Thank you for your response as well.
• United States
1 Apr 07
While I'm a horrible gardener, I kill anything green! LOL My dad uses the almanac every year. As a matter of fact it's a tradition that he gets the new almanac each year in his stocking! I'm always so lost when it comes to planting that it's terrible. I'm the entire reason lawn services can stay afloat!!! LOL If I want anything landscaped and beautiful I have to pay someone to do it!
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• United States
1 Apr 07
You are so funny. I love it that your dad gets a new almanac every year in his stocking. That's awesome. I looked up my information in the almanac online. So does it work for his gardening purposes? I get stuck with the majority of the yard and garden stuff around here. You may be lucky that you don't have a green thumb. lol Thanks for your input. I appreciate it.
@lpetges (3036)
• United States
1 Apr 07
around our location, we generally don't plant any flowers til about memorial day weekend. onions and potatoes, peas, can go in usually the beginning of may.,, but tomoatoes, and others just freeze if they go in too early
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• United States
1 Apr 07
Where in the US are you; what section of the country? I'm in Southern Oregon and it is safe to start planting now, for the most part. We may get a few more cold nights, but nothing below freezing in the valley. I am worried about planting the tomatoes too soon though. Thank you for your response, it is appreciated.
@raydene (9875)
• United States
31 Mar 07
No I don't but my mother-in-law does.I just do what I feel and we always have a huge amount of produce.And so does my mother-in-law
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• United States
31 Mar 07
Thank you for responding so quickly. That's great. Just curious, but what state are you in. I know that in the midwest it is much easier to grow a prosperous garden, than where I am in Southern Oregon. But so far, our ground looks really good and rich, so I am hoping for a bumper crop. Thanks again my friend.