Winter 2016 Gardener's Almanac

Mark your calendars; here are the dates that gardeners and naturalists alike won’t want to miss for winter 2016/2017.

| Winter 2016-2017

  • Look to the sky for planting dates and unusual meteorological events this winter.
    Photo by Svetlana Naumova: www.Etsy.com; SvetaNPrints

December 2016

December 13. The Geminid meteor shower reaches its zenith tonight and corresponds with December’s “Cold Moon.”

December 21. The winter solstice marks the onset of winter.

December 24. Hanukkah begins.

December 25. Christmas.



December 31. Cheer the fates — it’s New Year’s Eve!

Gardening by the moon. Plant aboveground crops on December 6 and 7 and harvest them on December 10 and 11. Plant below-ground crops on December 23, 24, and 25 and harvest them December 19 and 20.






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