Spring 2017 Gardener's Almanac

Mark your calendars — here are the dates to remember in spring 2017!

| Spring 2017

  • Look to the sky for planting dates and unusual meteorological events this spring.
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March 2017

March 12. Clocks spring forward for daylight saving time, which coincides with the full “Worm Moon” or “Sap Moon.”

March 15. The Ides of March corresponded with several Roman holidays and became notorious as the date Julius Caesar was assassinated.

March 20. The vernal (spring) equinox marks the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

Gardening by the moon. Plant aboveground crops on March 6 and 7; harvest March 2, 3, 29, and 30. Plant below-ground crops March 15, 16, 17, and 25; harvest March 20, 21, and 22.



April 2017

April 1. April Fools’ Day is celebrated with practical jokes and harmless pranks.

April 11. April’s full “Pink Moon” heralds the arrival of creeping phlox (Phlox subulata).






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