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Unread 03-29-2010, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Default Good Friday and planting potatoes

Is this the right time to plant your potatoes?
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Unread 03-29-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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Plan on planting mine then. Would've planted a little sooner but been a little wet here. This weeks' weather looks like it will be a little drier then so would make plowing ground some easier.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Not in Vermont.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 03:50 PM
 
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Plan on planting mine then. Would've planted a little sooner but been a little wet here. This weeks' weather looks like it will be a little drier then so would make plowing ground some easier.
I have always heard this....thanks!!
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Unread 03-29-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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I always planted mine in MO as soon as the ground could be worked. I've had is snow on them without damage. As long as it was not a bitter freeze all was well.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Farmers' Almanac Gardening Calendar

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March 2010
30th-31st. Favorable Days For Planting Root, Fine For Sowing Hay, Fodder Crops, And Grains. Plant Flowers.

April 2010
1st-3rd. Good Days For Planting Beets, Carrots, Radishes, Turnips, Peanuts, And Other Root Crops. Also Good For Cabbage, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Kale, Celery, And Other Leafy Vegetables. Start Seedbeds. 4th-5th. Barren Days. Do No Planting. 6th-8th. Favorable Days For Planting Beets, Carrots, Turnips, Radishes, Onions, And Other Root Crops. 9th-10th. Excellent Time To Kill Weeds, Briars, Poison Ivy, And Other Plant Pests. 11th-13th. Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops, Extra Good For Vine Crops. Set Strawberry
Plants. 14th-15th. Poor Planting Days. Break Ground Or Cultivate. 16th-17th. Favorable For Planting Beans, Corn, Cotton, Tomatoes, Peppers, And Other Above Ground Crops. 18th-19th. Poor Days For Planting, Seeds Tend To Rot In Ground. 20th-21st. Plant Tomatoes, Beans, Peppers, Corn, Cotton, And Other Above Ground Crops On These Most Fruitful Days. Plant Seedbeds. Start Flower Gardens. 22nd-25th. Grub Out Weeds, Briars, And Other Plant Pests. 26th-28th. First Two Days Good For Planting Corn, Melons, Squash, Tomatoes, And Other Above Ground Crops. Last Day Favorable For Planting Root Crops. All Days Favorable For Sowing Grains, Hay And Fodder Crops, And For Planting Flowers 29th-30th. Good Days For Planting Beets, Carrots, Radishes, Turnips, Peanuts, And Other Root Crops. Also Good For Cabbage, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Kale, Celery, And Other Leafy Vegetables. Start Seedbeds.
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Unread 03-29-2010, 11:46 PM
 
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Good Friday and planting potatoes

I am unfamiliar with the religious significance of planting potatos????? Please explain.
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Unread 03-30-2010, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Good Friday and planting potatoes

I am unfamiliar with the religious significance of planting potatos????? Please explain.
LOL~ I don`t know if it has anything to do with the religious significance.
I have always heard this!
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Unread 03-30-2010, 08:45 AM
 
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LOL~ I don`t know if it has anything to do with the religious significance.
I have always heard this!
It's just something a lot of people do in the South. You also plant corn on Good Friday. Since Easter is based on the lunar calendar, it makes sense if you know about gardening with the moon signs. Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox. There's a 30-something day window on which Easter can fall. It just so happens this year, that Easter is early because of the moon phases.

The full moon is today, so Easter is Sunday. And since the two-four days following a full moon are often the most fertile for planting, it makes since that Good Friday is the day recognized as the best planting day of the spring for certain crops. It's really got nothing to do with the weather, and those in colder climates can't follow this rule.
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Unread 03-31-2010, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Canada
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It's just something a lot of people do in the South. You also plant corn on Good Friday. Since Easter is based on the lunar calendar, it makes sense if you know about gardening with the moon signs. Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox. There's a 30-something day window on which Easter can fall. It just so happens this year, that Easter is early because of the moon phases.

The full moon is today, so Easter is Sunday. And since the two-four days following a full moon are often the most fertile for planting, it makes since that Good Friday is the day recognized as the best planting day of the spring for certain crops. It's really got nothing to do with the weather, and those in colder climates can't follow this rule.
That's interesting. Folk wisdom here has it that you shouldn't plant any delicate plants until after the last full moon in May, due to the risk of frost.
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