A Gardener's Calendar

A Gardener's Calendar

Gardening is an activity that can be enjoyed year-round. The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Seasons Garden provides a gardener's calendar of advice, reflections, facts, and folklore for the year.
Here are some excerpts:
April 25: National Arbor Day- Plant leafy vegetables such as cabbage, lettuce, and spinach now.
May 1: May Day- Soap shavings placed in bags around the garden will keep rabbits away.
June 3: New Moon- Pinch off the tops of sweet pea plants to encourage bushy growth.
July 2: New Moon- For healthier growth, spray large pepper plants with a mix of 1 tablespoon of Epsom salts in a gallon of water.
September 7: Grandparent's Day- Onions are ready to harvest when the main stem begins to get weak and fall.
November 11: St. Martin- Now is the time to give the compost pile a good turning over.

The Old Farmer's Almanac All-Seasons Garden Guide, on sale wherever books and magazines are sold.